Christi Friesen Beyond Sculptures Book 4: Cats for the 2013 Friesen Project

Posted on April 5, 2013 in 2013 Friesen Project, Product Reviews by Katie

The Friesen Project of 2013 - Book 4 "Cats" Review by KatersAcres

Cats Book Review & A Giveaway Too

It’s once again Friday!  Let the party begin!  For the first Friday of the month as usual we are having an awesome giveaway and a Christi Friesen “Cats” book review.  Could you ask for more fun – sure, but why would you want to?!

Christi Friesen Cats Book Review

What You Will Notice:

Picture from Tijgeritorium: The Bengal tiger

Christi Friesen Beyond Sculptures Book 4: Cats

Until I adopted my own kitten, Smokie, I did not have an appreciation for small felines … however, I have had a long love of Big Cats, particularly White Bengal Tigers.  I love them.  Why?  I do not know.  Secretly I’ve always wanted to raise White Bengal Tiger cubs … but I also realize this is dangerous and unrealistic, so instead I just dream about them and adopted a little tabby cat.  She makes me laugh every day….

Moving on! I love this book because of the big cats in the back.  Christi has a way of taking these gorgeous creatures and turning them into artistic works of art.  WOW!  The “big cats” are what makes this book for me…but that being said, we will devour all the projects (especially those cute little kittens with yarn balls – what’s not to love?!).

Still Need the Book?

Enter the Giveaway

Giveaway Pin - Book 4Everyone say “Thank you Christi!”  This book was sent with HER LOVE so that one of YOU could win it!  Giveaway is open to anyone in the world, not specifically “Friesen Project” participants.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner of the giveaway must be willing to surrender their full name & mailing address.  Winner has 30 days to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

WEEKLY PROJECTS:

WEEK ONE:

Christi Friesen Inspired Cat Bead by KatersAcres

Read the whole book and dream up awesome cats!

WEEK TWO:

Fun sized furry felines will be your project for the week.  Get in touch with your feline side and make kitty beads, kitties with bodies, and maybe even a cute little kitten!

WEEK THREE:

Lumps and bumps … explore the abstract and make “Lump Cats” from pages 25-28 in Christi’s book.

WEEK FOUR:

 

Lion by Christi Friesen

The biggest and final project.  Make a Big Cat Sculpture, using Christi’s book as a guide, either full bodied or just a head, but use lotsa ribbons, beads, and other things to make your big cat “pop” and come to life!

BONUS PROJECT:

SwishTail Cat Brooch by Christi Friesen

SwishTail Cat Brooch by Christi Friesen

This month’s bonus project features a really cuteCat Swishtail Broochfrom Christi Friesen’s website for just $3!  Click on the link to purchase & download the project!

April

Christi Friesen Beyond Sculptures Book 4: Cats

The Friesen Project

The Friesen Project is done in conjunction with Christi Friesen. All tutorials are retaught here with her expressed permission. Please make sure to read about the project here, and get answers to the most common FAQS here. If you would like to join the project, feel free to sign up here.

 

See you next Friesen Friday,
Until then, Happy Claying,

 
29 Comments for this entry
Sharon Baylen
April 11, 2013
14:07

I’d luv to win this book. I have many of her books just not this one.
As for attaching items to your clay, super glue works great you can even bake with it. You can use liquid pc if your attaching prior to baking. I hope this helpful.

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dr Mowse
April 8, 2013
20:43

My biggest struggle with polymer clay is creating dimensional pieces with texture. am constantly wanting to smooth things off. Also figuring out what to stick pieces together with when adding things that are not clay.

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Shirley Culpepper
April 8, 2013
09:50

I am really enjoying seeing the pieces made. I would love to win the book.

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Jen
April 7, 2013
12:06

I would love to win this book! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Jen
April 7, 2013
12:07

I realize I didn’t answer your question, lol. My greatest struggle at the moment is finding time to create.

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sandrine TRUCHI
April 7, 2013
05:07

Can’t connect the faceted ring neither? Need some help

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Katie
April 7, 2013
08:51

I’m guessing that you probably don’t have a Pinterest account. The direct link to the faceted ring tutorial is here: http://www.poppytalk.com/2013/03/diy-faceted-clay-rings.html

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Christine Witton
April 7, 2013
02:27

Cant connect to the faceted ring tutorial. Any suggestions?

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Katie
April 7, 2013
08:51

I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. It’s a link to the Pinterest pin, so perhaps if you don’t have Pinterest you can’t see it. The direct link to the faceted ring tutorial is here: http://www.poppytalk.com/2013/03/diy-faceted-clay-rings.html

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Lisa van Heerden
April 6, 2013
21:25

Hope I win!

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Melanie
April 6, 2013
18:39

OOPS! Too catnipped today. Keeping fur out of my clay!

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Melanie
April 6, 2013
18:37

I am a cat.

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Astrid
April 6, 2013
16:39

Keeping my fingers crossed for the book 🙂

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Astrid
April 6, 2013
16:41

Oh and my greatest struggle with PC is making color cards. I know I should do that every time I mix colors so it’ll be easier to duplicate the color but I am SO bad with that!

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Katie
April 6, 2013
17:04

I have NEVER made a color card Astrid. I make very few things that colors need to be duplicated so I never do that either. I’m sure one day that I will be sorry I didn’t though.

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Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
April 6, 2013
16:27

My biggest struggle is eyes. I am working on it. 🙂

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Nikki
April 6, 2013
14:27

my greatest stuggle is knowing when enough is enough and not destroying all my hard work, but then thats not just with Polyclay….. Nx

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Sam Fuller
April 6, 2013
13:30

My biggest struggle with polymer clay is getting my ideas to translate. I have all these really interesting things in my head and I have trouble either getting them out or thinking the thing I’ve made isn’t good enough for what I thought it should be.

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Katie
April 6, 2013
13:30

I sometimes have this too Sam. I have an idea in my head and what comes out in clay is close, but not exactly what was in my head.

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Zan Caperton
April 6, 2013
13:02

My greatest struggle is the engineering for my sculpts

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Donna Bennett
April 6, 2013
12:41

Used to have the book but it was destroyed on me, along with all my other supplies! Been building them back up again and working hard but still need to replace this book……pleasepleasepleaseplease…….

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Terry Haendiges
April 6, 2013
12:32

Love your tutorials. Hope to win the book. My biggest struggle is I’m a visual person and need amounts listed to make what I want. You help me a lot.

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Daisy Carpi
April 6, 2013
12:01

Done!

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Anna
April 6, 2013
11:51

THANK YOU! Looks like a fabulous book…I dont have many books in my library, and none about cats….would be nice…

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Ricki
April 6, 2013
11:21

My greatest struggle is figuring out which colors to use! So many awesome choices!

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melody crisman
April 6, 2013
10:30

I have trouble with color choice as well.That’s why I tend to make lots of Rainbow things. Hard to go wrong there, LOL.

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Kat E Clysmic
April 5, 2013
20:09

Greatest struggle with polymer clay is finding the right thickness in detailed work to not break!

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Veronica
April 5, 2013
14:37

The hardest thing I find about working with clay is getting my stuff to look as good as what I see others do. LOL! I try; but I have a problem with it. Oh and colors. I seem to pick the worse colors! UGH!

Sure would LOVE to win that book! 🙂

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Karina
April 5, 2013
14:11

I need the Book.. Fingers crossed ^_^

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