Dragons (Beyond Projects: The CF Sculpture Series, Book 1)
Dragons is a step by step project book explaining the process of creating dragons from polymer clay. This book will charm you with humorous dialog, creative suggestions, interesting asides, lavish pictures, and even several dragon "personality profiles". This is more than just a project book, it's fun!
Excellent introduction to making dragons in polymer clay
By E. Christopher - January 10, 2006
Dragons is the first book in a series of "non-project" books. This means that the author gives excellent step-by-step directions for making one dragon bead in her signature style and supplements it with many suggestions for customizing the dragon to make it your own. Techniques include sculpting the dragon and adding beads and other embellishments to your work.
I am new to polymer clay, but I found the instructions very clear and easy to follow. One caution: this should not be your first book on polymer clay. The author refers to well-established techniques without giving directions. I found it helpful to keep a basic polymer clay book like The Polymer Clay Techniques Book with me to help explain terms I didn't know.
The dragons in this book are wonderful, and the author pairs clear instructions with a joyous sense of humor that makes the book a pleasure to read. It is a very thin little volume, but it is packed with useful information. I am eagerly awaiting... read more
By Cathrine Salisbury "claycreativity" - January 9, 2006
I personally liked this book for what it didn't have, cookie cutter creations. Not that I don't have tons of books for making things step by step, but this author's step by step creation with a cute little guy gives alot of room for the reader to embelish in a personal way and even if you tried you could never make the same little guy she did.Although there is only the one "project" the author gives at several other ways you can do each step using photos to show examples for each as well as several pages of ideas and variations which I found inspiring.
Something I did with this book that I never did with other project books is read it from cover to cover before I sat down with my polymer clay, tools, etc. There is so many good tips and funny quotes I just couldn't put it down when I first opened it, and I think that really helped when I made my first dragon.
here be dragons
By nikbub - January 10, 2006
christi is an amazing artist and darn funny too! her book is filled with a ton of examples, any of which should fill you with the desire to drop the book (unfinished) and roll out some clay !the dragons do NOT look like cookie-cutter replicas of one another, each has its own personality. she writes this book with the understanding that the reader has some familiarity with clay so do not look for directions on how to... she does however have a wonderful chat group (that you can find on her website) where those inspired by her work help each other out with techniques etc. christi even chimes in herself now and again ! if you have any love of clay or even just want to fill you dragon collection with pictures of some really original characters, do buy this book.
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