Birds of a Feather: Revised and Expanded Polymer Clay Projects (Paperback)
It's not just birdbrains that will enjoy Birds of a Feather, the 6th book in Christi Friesen's "Beyond Projects" series. The pages of this how-to volume pack more ornithological fun than a seed feeder at lunchtime There's a flamboyant flamingo, an owl (possibly wise, possibly not), a fiery phoenix and a flock of other polymer clay creations. Christi's warm writing style and helpful nudgings will stir up your creativity and imagination. This book will make sculpting with polymer clay even more enjoyable, no matter what your skill level. The emphasis is on color, composition, and creativity, but the real treat is in seeing how to add embellishments of pearls, beads and mixed media to your creations. Tweet tweet This book is fine feathered fun.
The author works in mixed media, combining polymer clay, glass, acrylic, found objects, gemstones and semi-precious stones, glass beads, pearls, precious metals, and pigments to make her unique sculptures and art jewelry. Her preference for polymer as her sculpting medium is a result of the versatility, durability, and unparalleled ease with which it can accommodate gems, pearls and stones. These are worked into the sculpture while the clay is uncured, thus allowing for a very organic design in which the stones are an integrated into the design. The medium is also colorfast and lightweight. Christi's work is available at galleries and juried fine craft shows. She is a contributor to magazines and books.