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« on: September 05, 2012 11:39:32 AM »

Hi all!

I'm starting a little project right now to experiment with casting wax / hot glass over and into natural objects to create a texture log for myself.

I was wondering if anyone happened to know of any useful websites or books that would be related to my endeavor? I'm trying to find other artist's experiences and outcomes that I can look to for guidance; searching on Google is proving quite difficult though because it equates "texture" to image backgrounds for use in Photoshop (gack! so frustrating!).

A search for textures via leaf imprints led me to a Craftster page and I thought, "Doy, I should just ask a giant community of artists!"

So while I'm Googling away, can anyone refer some art/craft pieces using natural texture my way?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012 08:12:53 PM »

Yup, here's my mom's website:
http://wishfulthinkingstudio.com/

She uses lace and leaves, lots and lots of stuff with texture.

Oh and because I can here's a plug for her next show in DC.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012 05:08:15 PM »

Wonderful! Thank you very much!

I ended up finding many wonderful sites last night! Including a lady who pushed ruhbarb leaves into cement and silicone to make wonderful fountains! It was such a simple process (compared to kiln casting glass) that I was completely baffled.

I also found out about magic foam, which seems like it will be very useful in this venture of mine!
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