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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • Forward by Carol Duvall
  • Introduction
  • POLYMER CLAY BASICS:
    • Characteristics of Polymer Clay
    • Polymer Clay Brands
    • Tools and Materials
    • Essential Techniques
    • Making Beads
    • Cabochon Shaping
    • Finishing Your Work
    • Polymer Clay and Color
    • The Skinner Blend
  • MICA SHIFT TECHNIQUES:
    • Mixing Chatoyant Colors
    • Creating a Chatoyant Snail
    • Rubber Stamping Technique
    • Mica Shift Cuff Bracelet
  • TRANSFERRING IMAGES ONTO POLYMER CLAY:
    • Direct Toner Copy Transfers
    • Inro Box with Toner Transfer
    • Curved Pendant with Toner Transfer
    • Lazertran Transfers
    • Encased Toner Transfers
    • Direct Inkjet Transfers
    • Inkjet Transfer Wave Pin
    • Encased Inkjet Transfers
    • Encased Inkjet Transfer Tile Bracelet
    • Inkjet Transfer onto Liquid Polymer Clay
  • CREATING TEXTURE:
    • Texturizing Materials and Techniques
    • Working with Rubber Stamps
    • Creating a Polymer Clay Stamp Negative
    • Texture Plates
  • PAINTS, INKS, AND PIGMENT POWDERS:
    • Pigment Powders
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Kimono Pin
    • Stamping Inks
    • Simple Inked Bead
    • Inked Inro Box
    • Alcohol Inks
    • Inked Cabochon Pendant
    • Tempera Paint
    • Antiquing Polymer Clay
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH LIQUID POLYMER CLAY:
    • Working with Liquid Clays
    • Glazing
    • Multilayered Effects
    • Polymer Clay Enamel
    • Cloisonne Heart Pin
  • SCULPTURE AND MOLD MAKING:
    • Using Armatures
    • Making a Simple Mold
    • Creating a Mold from a Stencil
    • Art Nouveau Butterfly Necklace
    • Bas-Relief
    • Bas-Relief Flower Bead
  • Contributing Artists
  • Suppliers
  • Index

Title: The Art of Polymer Clay: Creative Surface Effects
Author/Designer: Donna Kato
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2007
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, NY
Page Count: 176
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 3/4"
ISBN: 0823013626

SUMMARY- There are a lot of fascinating techniques given in this book - well worth the price of admission.