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Description - Mixed Media in Clay by Darlene Olivia McElroy

Create jewellery beads or a large sculpture. Produce a print or a textural background for a painting. Cast a replica or a replacement part. Create art big and small. There's no limit what you can do with clay and its creative cousins! | What can you do with clay | Anything you want. For all that you can make with it, clay is an artist's dream--the perfect way to add more ""mix"" to your mixed-media art. But if the baking and firing it usually requires aren't your thing, you've come to the right book! In Mixed Media in Clay you'll use this traditional medium in excitingly different ways (no oven or kiln needed), and we'll also explore a wide array of alternative clays and clay-like options (resin, plastic, papier mache, plaster and more, even homemade recipes) and the many surprising ways you can use them. Create jewellery beads or a large sculpture. Produce a print or a textural background for a painting. Cast a replica or a replacement part. Create art big and small. There's no limit what you can do with clay and its creative cousins! Darlene Olivia McElroy and Pat Chapman expertly guide the way with plenty of inspiration, ideas, techniques and troubleshooting tips. Inside you will find: 19 chapters covering printing, casting, moulding, armatures, sculpting, pouring, dipping and more 12 types of clay and alternatives (including resin clay, papier mache, plaster, fibre paste and Critter Clay, powdered clay and more) plus recipes for six make-at-home clay mediums More than 130 techniques, more than 40 tips and countless project ideas Access to exclusive online content--4 full step-by step projects and even more tips and techniques So, what are you waiting for | Let your clay-play adventures begin!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781440340031
ISBN-10: 144034003X
Format: Paperback / softback
(276mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: North Light Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Darlene Olivia McElroy

Darlene is a mixed-media artist and painter whose work always has a story to tell. She is the coauthor of Alternative Art Surfaces (Spring '14), Mixed-Media Revolution (2012), Surface Treatment Workshop (2011) and Image Transfer Workshop (2009). She has written for The Artists Magazine, PSA Graphics, and her work has been featured in several other publications. Darlene has taught workshops in Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico for over twenty years, and she is a member of AHA, Santa Fe Artists Voice, FOCA. Her celebrity contacts include Michael McGarrity, Wes Studi and John Shuck.

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