>Is there a comprehensive guide on all the different techniques with
>FIMO? Something that tells how toe meake each style of design and
Polymer-clay comes in more than just the Fimo brand. Fimo is an
excellent clay, great for making canes, and is quite sturdy. There is
also Sculpey II, Super Sculpey, Promat, Cernit, and the new Clay Factory
Clay, plus some others that are not readily available in most areas.
All of these vary in strength, colors, uses, etc.
Books: The New Clay by Nan Roche (Flower Valley Press)
Creative Clay Jewelry by Leslie Dierks
Creating with Polymer Clay by Steven Ford & Leslie Dierks
Using your Home Oven: Make your own Belt Buckles, Necklaces,
Earrings, Etc. by Betty Foster (Skon Press)
Hot Off The Press Numerous booklets on polymer clay.
Susanne McNeil Design Originals Numerous booklets on the
: Is there a comprehensive guide on all the different techniques with
: FIMO? Something that tells how toe meake each style of design and
: pattern etc.
(I think this is sort of what Nan Roche's forthcoming new book is intended to
be, but since people are developing new techniques with polymer clay (Fimo is
only one brand after all) practically daily, there will NEVER be a really
"comprehensive" book. And even then it won't be "design" oriented, it will be
technique oriented -- stuff like mixing Art Translucent (Fimo 00) into colors
to get jade-like effects, or multiple bakings to add on details without
mooshing what was done before, or sanding with 400,600,+ sandpaper under water
then buffing for a wonderful gloss... Every artist does their own design
"thing" -- a few steps are teachable (see the Ford/Dierks book for how to make
chevrons, for example) but most are developed by the artist for their own
work, and are things you need to grasp conceptually but not step-by-step.)
5. FIMO sale