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Woodland Creatures (Beyond Projects: The CF Sculpture Series, Book 7)

A humorous writing-style, clear instructions, step-by-step details and hints on taking ideas beyond the projects into creative areas all your own, makes this volume is a must-have for your craft library! You'll sculpt a fluffy squirrel with wool tail, a carved fox faerie with paper wings, a rabbit that looks like a precious silver antique, a bead-accented moose head, and more! Woodland Creatures is cuddly, and a little wild....

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CF Books (February 16, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0980231477

ISBN-13: 978-0980231472

Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.1 x 10.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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I have a large polymer clay library, some going back almost 20 years. If I had to pick authors that helped me (personally) progress as an artist the most, I would pick Christi Friesen and Dinko Tilov. They both taught me to "loosen up" which was a lesson I seriously needed! I have been making miniatures of polymer clay well over 15 years, (probably more like 20) and while my style is quite different from either of those authors, I picked up great tips from them both and tons of inspiration. Both of them write in an entertaining, down to earth style which I really enjoy.

This book has cute ideas and they seem pretty doable, but I think it's for more intermediate polymer clay crafters. I'm more of a beginner, but I can't blame the author for that. I enjoyed the book, but I just don't think it's worth $9.95. I should have paid closer attention to the description, but it's only 48 pages. The book is so thin that it gets lost on my bookshelf. I like the projects, and the writing style is humorous and approachable. Instead of using technical terms, she makes up words that still make sense. I just wish that there had been more projects or that I could have downloaded the projects for less money.

I was looking for new ideas for using polymer clay and decided to give the Christi Friesen's book a try. Loved it, it really kick started my imagination. I would recommend her books for anyone in an "artistic slump" because her things are so colorful and creative, you can't help but get inspired!

Christi Friesen presents us with yet another of her wonderful teaching volumes on the art of polymer clay sculpting. Filled with colorful illustrations and step by step instructions, Woodland Creatures gently guides the reader through a wonderland of endearing creations that anyone can do. Beginners, and even the more experienced clay artist, will find plenty to inspire them.

If you looking for a step by step how to polymer clay book then this is not for you- Christi packs a wealth of information techniques in this wonderfully inspiring series. Her projects and techniques are a gateway to creativity- I highly recommend

I have the whole set of these. This was the last one I bought as I have the previous ones in the set. So good. Each one. Really inspires you to be creative with you polymer clay. Just can't say enough good things about this Author and her series.

Christi Friesen is one of my favorite clay authors. She has great wit and her ideas are very unique. I have the entire series so far - my favorite being the cats. I made several of them for collectible gifts for cat lovers in my family and friends.

This lady is "too amazing." She makes you want to jump right in and create! If you like polymer clay, buy her series of books!

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