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Design Originals-Clay Techniques With A Pasta Machine

Pasta machines allow you to easily blend the clay to create stripes and intricate patterns for making unique beads, embellishments, and baubles. Learn techniques that include basic skinner blend, skinner cane, skinner loaf, stripes, jelly rolls, checkerboards, nine-patch designs, Mokume Gane, marbling, and watercolor mizing.

Age Range: 10 and up

Paperback: 20 pages

Publisher: Design Originals (January 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1574212583

ISBN-13: 978-1574212587

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!

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