I'm now the proud owner of a "Collection" of Polymer Clay books! Three!
- Look, Learn & Create - Polymer Clay 101 - by Angela Mabray and Kim Otterbein
- Making Polymer Clay Beads - by Carol Blackburn
- Patterns in Polymer - Imprint & Accent Bead Techniques - by Julie Picarello
I have learned to do the Skinner Blend (I really love playing with colors - continually amazed by the variances).
I am working on layering colors. I stack the layers and then impress with various tools to make Abstract Art (ta da!!!) This is right up my alley....
You then slice the stack into thin layers - to create a series of beads or pendants in a series of colors that changes with every slice!
I recommend Patterns in Polymer - it describes this technique much better than I just did. I am also trying some strong color combos because of this book. So a big thank you to Julie Picarello for the inspiration.
Tomorrow is the day to cure my creations (it's been very hot here the last few days - tomorrow will be cooler and low humidity) - perfect!
wish me luck!