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International Inspirations in Polymer Clay: Provence
Your creative mind will run wild after seeing polymer clay artist Dayle Doroshow create unique gifts, personalize jewelry and have fun making beautiful, three-dimensional art using innovative techniques.
Dayle shows you how to make almost anything using your hands, polymer clay (Fimo) and a few simple supplies. Dayle outlines the basics of shaping, cutting and blending clay and introduces you to her tools. She explains the necessary precautions to ensure success. In this volume, Dayle samples the colors and fabrics of southern France and demonstrates a half-dozen methods for adding Provence-inspired patterns to clay.
You'll learn to transfer existing designs using
You learn antiquing methods to add a natural aged look. Dayle explains how you too can search ancient cultures for insights and creative tips that add a rich, wonderful quality to your work. In the final segment, Dayle exhibits possibilities for future projects, but wth this solid foundation in polymer clay, you'll have no trouble imagining your own creations.
Bonus Clip: Sharpie Image Transfer for Polymer Clay Jewelry
Would you like to create unique gifts for every occasion? Personalize your jewelry and accessories? Or simply create fun, beautiful, three-dimensional art? Then let artist and teacher Dayle Doroshow guide you through the World of Polymer Clay. With more than a decade of experience in the medium, Dayle will show you how to make almost anything using your hands, FIMO and a few simple supplies. You'll discover polymer clay's fundamental skills and create brooches, pendants, collage elements and intricate beads along the way.
Dayle outlines the basics of shaping, cutting and blending clay. She introduces you to her tools and explains the necessary precautions for repairing tears, burnishing blemishes and baking your creations.
Dayle takes her inspiration from ancient cultures and foreign countries. In this first volume of her workshop series, she samples the colors and fabrics of southern France. She provides a half-dozen methods for adding Provence-inspired patterns to your clay. You'll learn to transfer existing designs using photocopies, rubber stamps and T-shirt transfers. You'll also create original images using colored pencils and permanent markers. Dayle creates three-dimensional designs by framing her transfers and adding texture with a comb and a rubber finger. She even demonstrates carving patterns into baked clay, starting with simple lines and progressing to curves and spirals.
A natural, aged look lends itself to inspiration from ancient cultures, so Dayle antiques much of her work. She begins with rough, unpredictable edges when shaping the clay then treats the baked surface with acrylic paint to highlight textures and add rustic color. The resulting pieces attain the look of historic artifacts.
Taking her cues from the colorful fabrics of Provence, Dayle rolls millefiore canes to created repeated patterns. You'll learn to select colors, design floral patterns and fill dead space inside your wrapped logs. Dayle shows off polymer clay's uncanny ability to miniaturize and composes intricate designs with various sizes of the same cane. You'll be able to apply your cane-making skills to any project that requires repetition.
In the final segment, Dayle exhibits possibilities for future projects. But with this solid foundation in polymer clay, you'll have no trouble imagining your own creations. To reshape your world with unique art, gifts and accessories, join Dayle Doroshow in The World of Polymer Clay Volume 1: Provence.
International Inspirations in Polymer Clay: China
Dayle Doroshow shows you how to make almost anything using your hands, polymer clay (Fimo) and a few simple supplies. In this instructional video, International Inspirations in Polymer Clay, Vol 2: China, Dayle outlines the basics of shaping, cutting and blending clay and introduces you to her tools. She explains the necessary precautions to ensure success.
Dayle Doroshow introduces you to motifs from ancient China, shows you how to use polymer clay to imitate natural looking jade and the limitless possibilities for shaping and molding gorgeous projects with a historic feel.
She makes a pen and a small personalized journal, complete with the proper paper folding and gluing technique for a very professional finish. She includes an antiquing procedure, jade bead imprinting, and a method to make an invisible seam when rolling polymer clay around a pen.
There is an additional gallery of Dayle's work for those interested in more advanced projects.
In this bonus clip from her video workshop, International Inspirations in Polymer Clay Vol. 2: Chine, mixed media artist Dayle Doroshow teaches a fun technique for recycling scraps of clay. You learn to bunch your scraps into a square log then cut and roll your log into a complicated, spontaneous design. Dayle suggests uses for the front and back sides of the resulting piece so you can make the best of whichever pattern you like best.
Journey to ancient China with polymer clay artist Dayle Doroshow to make more beautiful gifts, jewelry and accessories. In this second volume in Dayle's International Inspirations series, you'll discover the secrets of imitative jade. This intriguing mixture, based on translucent clay, introduces limitless possibilities for molding gorgeous projects with a historic feel.
Dayle shares her unique process for mixing and conditioning her translucent green base. Using small amounts of color, Dayle mixes four variations, each imitating an authentic flavor of natural jade. She combines the colors to create a variegated plank, ensuring beautiful figuring and texture in her final product.
As a finishing touch, she flecks unconditioned black clay to add imperfections to her artifacts. With the bulk of the clay, Dayle shapes the cover for a personalized journal. She imprints calligraphic designs with an unmounted rubber stamp then cuts the outside shape for the journal. Dayle uses an existing cover as a template, but she demonstrates methods for creating gentle, freeform curves using her tissue blade.
Dayle salvages the remaining jade to cover a ballpoint pen. You'll learn to create a perfect seal around the pen without using adhesives. Dayle adds a figured tip and more calligraphy to complete the matching journal set. Leaving no waste from her workshop, Dayle squeezes the last scraps of jade into decorative beads. She combines a mold and her stamp to press double-sided patterns. Dayle antiques her projects with bold acrylics. She highlights the imprinted designs with red oxide and and splashes copper across the book cover to emulate faded gilding. She treats the beads with gold to create striking contrast. Dayle coats her work with FIMO varnish, adding the familiar shine of polished jade. The variation, figuring and subtle colors in your finished jade will make your projects feel like small pieces of history.
To create your own fun and functional artifacts, join Dayle Doroshow in International Inspirations in Polymer Clay Volume 2: China.