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Cats Big & Small (Beyond Projects: The CF Sculpture Series, Book 4)

This fourth book in the CF Sculpture Series is just full of feline fun. The big cats - lions and tigers and pumas, oh my! will roar to life as polymer clay focal beads, masks and sculptures. But not to be outdone, a parade of kitties will show who really rules. Throughout the book, embellishments of beads, fibers, and surface treatments will make this a book you want to cuddle up with.

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CF Books (April 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0972817719

ISBN-13: 978-0972817714

Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.1 x 10.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #514,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #77 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Polymer Clay

I have 3 other books by Christi and love them all including this one. I am somewhat a beginner a polymer clay and with her witty instructions, my clay turns out looking professional. I go by her instructions the first time, then after that I am on my own making my own creations. You can make kittens, cats, lions, panthers, pumas, tigers, etc. I highly recommend this book especially if you liked any of Christi's other books. If you would like more projects from Christi you can always check out her website. She has projects there that you can download.

I had previously bought the "Dragons" book and enjoyed it a lot. So, I decided to get the "Cats Big & Small" book this time. It contains instructions on how to make house cats, lion heads, tiger, leopard, puma and panther heads. It has a small section on finishing touches and even how to make a cat eye cane, if you don't want to use beads. This book does not have as many embellishing ideas as the "Dragons" book. I dont really think of this as a book, but rather a booklet. It has 48 pages and is 1/8 inch thick. It is a cute booklet, but I don't think it inspired me as much as the "Dragons" book did.

This is a nice little pamphlet type book. Good easy projects for kids in early teens. Not challenging enough for adults. The book was smaller than I had expected, but it was full of step by step pictures. It had 3 main projects, the lions head, a house cat head, and cat figure (cartoony of course) and then a lot of variations.All in all a fine project book for tweens and summer!

I love Christi Friesen's project series and have several. She takes you through her projects step by step and they seem to be geared towards the novice. I do wish that her books would have a little more meat as they offer only a few projects. She takes one character and demonstrates multiple variations. She does show different cats big and small which I liked. I buy my books from the used category so the small book (46 pages) is not such an issue.

This is still a good book, like her others, but with each of these books that I purchase of Christi's it seems the prices stays up while the quantity goes down along with the content. I expected more in this one and I'm not exactly pleased with this book. I maybe got (2) useful tips out of it. I love cats and this just didn't cut it.

If you are familiar with Christi Friesen's other books this will be a adorable addition to her polymer clay animal series. Great inspiration, with easy to follow instructions. The art style is what I would call cutie and friendly, perfect for crafting with family and friends.

I bought this to work with my 12 year old granddaughter and found it to be wonderful. The instructions are clear, the projects fun and the inspiration provides great fuel for creative outlets. Loved it!

Christi's books all give a lot of how to info on creating polymer clay projects. Plus she manages to let her personality shine through in her writing. She seems like a fun person and is very talented.

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