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You will find the newest projects and techniques for using a pasta machine right here in Clay Techniques with a Pasta Machine by Maureen Carlson. The fun-to-make projects are gorgeous. Whether you are an experienced clay artist or a first time beginner, you are in for an exhilarating adventure. Let this book lead you through the basics and inspire your ideas and creativity with these designs.


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Clay Techniques with a Pasta Machine

Author: Lauren Carillon
Pages: 19
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Design Originals
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0229
Weight: 0.4 lb

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The Pasta Machine ... Your Basic Tool for Creativity

Pasta machines are terrific tools for making more than just pasta! The pasta machine allows you to easily blend the clay to create stripes and intricate patterns for making unique beads, embellishments and baubles.

Polymer clay is easy to handle and fun to work with. It hardens to a permanent finish in a regular kitchen oven, or in a toaster oven. Dedicate a pasta machine specifically to clay. Once used for clay, don't use it again for food preparation.

No matter what art medium you work with, pattern is important and this book shows you how to make a variety of patterns When you go to a fabric store or paper store, you want to find the perfect grouping of colors, textures and scale.

Making the patterns is only part of the fun. The projects presented here will stimulate your imagination with ideas for turning your clay into awesome art. This book shows how to use the resulting sheets of patterned clay for everything from light switch plates to book covers to beads. In no time at all you will be designing original jewelry and gift items your family and friends will treasure.

Author Maureen CarlsonAbout the Author

Maureen Carlson has been working with polymer clay since 1979. She is the owner of Wee Folk Creations and Maureen Carlson's Center for Creative Arts, in Jordan, MN. She is a teacher, author, Storyclay Teller and designer of products for the craft and gift markets.


Table of Contents

Polymer Clay Basics 3
Using the Pasta Machine 3
Checkerboard and Nine-Patch Designs 4
Simple Stripes 6
Stripes and Jelly Rolls 7
Hearts and Stripes Necklace & Earrings 7
Basic Skinner Blend 8
Fabulous Earrings 9
Bracelets 10
Summer Blend Florals & Decorator Jars 11
Decorator Switch Plates 12
Crazy Quilt Appliqué Pins 13
Marbling and Mixing: Watercolor Technique 14
Watercolor Necklace and Earrings 15
Mokume Gane 17
Pendants and Focal Beads 17
Clay Collages for Journal Covers 18
Using Texture Plates 19



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