Age Range: 10 and up
Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Design Originals (January 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #568,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #86 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Polymer Clay #98477 in Books > Children's Books
This is a truly outstanding instructional guide for those working with polymer clay. The information is thorough and well written and the illustrations are appropriate to the content. I work with a small group of people with everything from no experience to somewhat advanced experience with polymer clay and all love the book. Since pasta machines are a part of the tools used by those who create with polymer clay this book shows the range and adaptability of the pasta machine. I used to do most of my polymer clay work with a brayer or with my hands. Now I find that I am more efficient since I know when to use the pasta machine both for conditioning clay and also for creating effects with the clays I use.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who works with polymer clay, but I think it is also an exceptionally helpful tool for those who teach others how to create with polymer clay.Perhaps the most important thing for anyone using pasta machines with clays is to have a well made pasta machine. My first pasta machine was an inexpensive one designed for polymer clay work. The handle fell off constantly and clay that was not well conditioned did not go through the rollers easily. I just wasn't happy with how the machine worked. Now I use a much better made Italian pasta machine and I just whiz along with my work.
I have always been impressed with the work of Maureen Carlson and the excellent information in this booklet is no exception. I love the ideas. However, directions are minimal and the booklet is very short with only 19 pages. That part was quite a disappointment.
This book was a disappointment. It's more like a magazine, and I don't like the designs. Maybe it's just an older book. It seems dated, because polymer clay techniques today look way more sophisticated. Don't bother.
This is a very basic pamphlet of sorts. You can pick this type of publication up in racks in hobby stores, they have them for all types of crafts (products that are being sold). This acknowledged if you are looking to start or working to figure out why you are not able to achieve some task with polymer clay you may find just following the steps for the simple projects shown of value. I got this for the same amount of money as the shipping I would of paid without ordering it. The price of this pushed my order over $35 and I then qualified for free shipping. It was a win/win in my book.
This is a must have for working with Polymer Clay. I have a regular pasta machine and I don't see much difference but you must have a separate machine for food. You really can do amazing things with this machine. It is a lot of fun.
I bought this book and many colored clay for my 12 year old granddaughter and I to do together when she visits. She loves it. The book gives good suggestions and easy to follow directions.
Interesting book with some interesting techniques. I enjoy reading this book over and coming up with new ideas
Never thought I'd be using my pasta machine for crafts....COOL!
Design Originals-Clay Techniques With A Pasta Machine Bread Machine Cookbook: 101 Delicious, Nutritious, Low Budget, Mouthwatering Bread Machine Cookbook: Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread-From Every Kind of Machine TOP 500 Pizza & Pasta Recipes Cookbook (Vegetarian, Low-Carb, Vegan, Raw, Paleo, Farfalle (Bow Ties), Tagliatelle, Lasagna, Spaghetti, Stuffed Pasta, Simple Ingredients) Pasta Recipes: 100 Pasta Recipes for Home Cook (+BONUS: 100 FREE recipes) (100 Murray's Recipes Book 8) Spiralizer Recipes: 97 The Best Spiralizer Recipes From Classic Pasta Dishes, To Salads, Noodle Soups, Fries, Breakfast Noodles-Crush Your Pasta Cravings ... Book, Spiralizer, Spiralizer Cookbook) The Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques: A Comprehensive Directory of Polymer Clay Techniques Covering a Panoramic Range of Exciting Applications Stamping Polymer Clay & Wire (Design Originals: Can Do Crafts) Polymer clay: All the basic and advanced techniques you need to create with polymer clay. (Volume 1) Crackle Techniques: The Ultimate Guide for Polymer Clay Art and Craft (The Ultimate Guides for Polymer Clay Book 1) Bread Machine Cooking - The Ultimate Guide to Bread Machine Bread Baking: Over 24 Bread Machine Recipes You Will Love! Clay Art for All Seasons: A Guide to Soft Clay Art SCULPTING THE EASY WAY IN POLYMER CLAY FOR BEGINNERS 2: How to sculpt a fairy head in Polymer clay (Sculpting the easy way for beginners) Designing From The Stone: Design Techniques for Bezel Setting in Metal Clay Using the Stone as Inspiration Polymer Clay Surface Design Recipes: 100 Mixed-Media Techniques Plus Project Ideas L'Chaim: Celebrate Life: Judaic Expressions to Color & Inspire (Design Originals) Bottle Art: Dazzling Craft Projects from Upcycled Glass (Design Originals) Artistry: Stamps & Paper Arts (Design Originals #5183) Totally impressed stamp art (Suzanne McNeill design originals) Vellum for rubber stamping: Translucent parchment paper (Design originals can do crafts) Letter Better: Doodling Guide Over 280 Patterns (Design Originals)