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.
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
|Using the Pasta Machine
|Checkerboard and Nine-Patch
|Stripes and Jelly Rolls
|Hearts and Stripes Necklace
|Basic Skinner Blend
|Summer Blend Florals &
|Decorator Switch Plates
|Crazy Quilt Appliqué
|Marbling and Mixing: Watercolor
|Watercolor Necklace and Earrings
|Pendants and Focal Beads
|Clay Collages for Journal
|Using Texture Plates