Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman (December 31, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #307,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #62 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Toys & Models > Miniatures
I have many books for polymer clay, but Angie's techniques are among the best I've seen. Her instruction for caning was so well described that I created perfect lemons, oranges, and limes the first time, and all in one evening. She gave me so much confidence that I decided to try a more difficult project. I made the cutest crab tonight. I can't wait to do the other projects in this book. Angie's fish are without a doubt the most realistic I have seen anywhere; so, with the confidence she's given me, I plan to attempt one of these in the very near future. If you are interested in milafiori, I highly recommend this book. After you have completed her projects, you should have developed a working knowledge of this process. I hope that she writes other books. I also suggest that you look at her instructional videos. They are extremely helpful.
If you are into miniatures and polymer clay in particular, you HAVE to get this book! Angie sets such a high standard that your work becomes a work of art - admired by everyone! She starts with the bakery and deli stall (tarts, breakds, cakes, salami, pork pies and cheeses) to meat stalls (bacom, chops, poultry, beef...sausages) to fruit and veges (from potatoes to cucumbers with transluscent seeds to grapes), the fish stall and market display items. I have made the oranges and our Pitermaritzburg mini group found them amazing - with pith divisions etc.Don't think you have to be a "pro to do the projects either - with patience they are easily attainable. A MUST - you wont be sorry!
I've been reading reviews and nodding agreement... and then noticed that no one has mentioned that Angie gives exact how-to instructions for mixing each of the colors she uses. I've found that very useful. This is an excellent book for teaching techniques.
You won't believe how detailed and realistic you can make food look when it's only 1/12 its normal size. Just fabulous - the instructions are easy to follow and she starts with beginner's information, so even if you've never used polymer clay before, you shouldn't have any trouble replicating her results. Great step-by-step pictures, too, so you don't have to guess at what anything means. Huge variety of projects and variations - your dolls won't go hungry if you get started on these beautiful foodstuffs! :)
The book is very useful and teach u how to make the miniatures through step-by-step color photos. If you a newcomer, you can follow the clear instructions and color photos to create your own craft. The type of crafts introduced by author is varibale including bake, fruit, meat and fish, the contents must satisfy you, and the most appreciate is the step-by-step color phots which can attract your creative mind. Don't miss it, friends. (sorry for my bad english)
This is great for the polymer clay novice who likes to make miniatures. The simple methods and 'tools' found in the average home make it easy to duplicate Angie's finished products. There are only a few tools that need to be purchased from a craft store ,but even those can be improvised in a pinch for someone (like me) who doesn't have a big hobby budget. I particularly like the cakes and pastries but enjoyed making the fresh veggies and fruits ,too. For budget minded folks, you get very good instructions and lots of fun projects for a reasonable price. Great way to spend a rainy day and add to your dollhouse or miniatures collection.
I LOVE this book. I've kept it for 12 years because I am always going back to it to learn something new, or to refresh my memory. The instructions are clear & concise. The instructions are easy to follow, and the pictured items are simple to duplicate. A perfect book for anyone's crafting collection!
Angie Scarr is a very talented teacher. I purchased this book 2 years ago and love the clear step by step tutorials.I gave my niece this book and polymer clay a few days ago ( she is here on vacation from the Philippines) because she loved all my polymer collections that I made from this book. This will be the 2nd time buying it. It's so handy especially when I'm making produce and bake goods for my nativity scenes.
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