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on 10 June 2011
I was stunned by the quality of the items in this book. They are beautifully photographed - such amazing techniques, I can hardly take my eyes off them!
When I showed one of the pages to my husband, he took the book off me and began to flick through them himself.
There are full instructions on how to make your own and lots of background information on different brands.
The effects of blending and combining canes are show step-by-step. Some of the tools used are going to be for serious artists only - a pasta machine just for clay might be beyond the budget of most of us - but these techniques could be used without them as well. I have always been a bit uneasy about using my kitchen oven for curing clay, so I was really interested in the baking powder tray and roasting bag tip to contain the chemicals while heating.
This has inspired me to have a go at more advanced, grown-up artistic effects. Good job too; I was getting bored making endless 'teddies'!