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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE: Polymer Clay Brands- Which One to Choose?
    A Survey of the Clays:
    • Cernit
    • FIMO
    • Friendly Clay
    • Granitex
    • PROMAT
    • Sculpey III
    • Sculpey/Polyform
    • Super Sculpy
  • CHAPTER TWO: Working with the Clays
    • General Work Surface Guidelines
    • Successfully Lighting Your Work Area
    • Good Posture
    • Tool Time:
      Customizing Kemper Cutters,
      Nontraditional Tools
      Power Tools
  • CHAPTER THREE: Starts to Finishes
    • Adding Textures, Colors and Shapes
    • Imitation: The Best Form of Flattery
    • General Rules for Baking Polymer Clay
    • The Definition of Finish
    • Clean-up and Storage
  • CHAPTER FOUR: Working with Color
    • Marbleizing
    • Color Mixing
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Projects
    • Chocolate Sweets for Dieter
    • Grandma's Old-Fashioned "No-Cal" Sugar Cookies
    • The Internet Ink Pen
    • "Spicy" Jar Lids
    • Gilded Antique Frame
    • Springtime Birdhouse Ornament
    • Good Morning, Glory! Garden Soap dish
    • Christmas Package Frame
    • Recycled Santa Lightbulb Ornament
    • Christmas Tree Box
  • Resources
  • Index

Title: New Ways with Polymer Clay: the Next Generation of Projects and Techniques
Author/Designer: Kris Richards
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1997
Publisher: Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA
Page Count: 100
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 0801988691

SUMMARY- I liked the survey of the "new clays", and still think parts are useful. This is pre-Skinner Blend, of course. I particularly liked the Santa Lightbulb ornament.