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« on: September 12, 2010 06:04:51 AM »

On the dragon's eye....Not a single bit of mica powders or metallic wax for that matter, all clay. What do you think?


New dragonflies I made last week, they demand mica powders lol




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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010 06:45:39 AM »

Love those dragonflys!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010 07:13:58 AM »

Ooooh I love you drangoflies! Is the eye painted or made with clay? Love it, too!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010 07:14:34 AM »

The dragon's eye is awesome and I want one of those dragonflies soooooooo much!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010 08:58:48 AM »

I know what you mean about mica powders! It's sooo tempting to use them as they are so pearly-pretty. Your dragon eye looks great without them. Love the texture differences in the skin. really nice!
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010 10:12:38 AM »

Ooh these are awesome!  Great detail.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010 02:12:17 PM »

Thanks everyone, the dragonflies are always such a hit  Smiley I should say the last one sold earlier today, so all 4 of those are sold, which is good! now off to make more Smiley

Yes, cackle, It is too tempting! I love the mica and they really go with a lot what I make, like the dragonflies, they HAVE to have them, they wouldn't be the same. But I need to learn to work more with colored clay for subltle effects on other things. The powders have been a crutch! I just have to make myself do it.

Len, the eye is a glass gem, I use foils, inks and paint to get the behind effect.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010 08:25:31 PM »

The eye is so awesome.
Love the dragonflies too!
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2010 08:56:31 AM »

the steampunk dragonflies are gorgeous - and your dragon eye amazing!!  the mica powder is not missed at all.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2010 11:20:38 AM »

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