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« on: December 12, 2005 10:53:06 AM »

I am trying to be conservative with money this x-mas, so I decided to make the gals in my family and my girlfriends brooches for their presents.  It's nice because each one reflects part of their personality and they are cheap, just a little time consuming.  I used wood that my brother-in-law cut for me (he goes to school for wood working and cut it for free for his grades).  As for paint I used good old acrylic, just watered down and in a lot of layers (other wise it dries too quickly and gets uneven and clumpy).  Then I sealed them with a high gloss sealant meant for painting.  I gorilla glued pins on the back of them (gorilla glue is the best for hold) and voila!  Hand painted brooches.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005 10:58:40 AM »

These are absolutely gorgeous- the top skull and "beauty is pain" are my favorites. You should really consider selling these.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 11:06:49 AM »

I love them!
You are very talented.
I think the one with the butterfly is my favorite.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 11:30:20 AM »

feaking good idea!!
Mind if I steal for gifts too!
I never would have thought about that.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 11:36:47 AM »

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up!

Those are incredible! And I want one! How large are they? I'm just amazed by your detailed work.
Please pm me if you ever decide to start selling them.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005 11:40:52 AM »

wow...when i first looked before i read your post, i thought maybe you'd glued pictures on the pins or something. those are really pretty. i like the flower one, i like how it sort of goes off the edge. i hope they are appreciated by their recipients!
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2005 11:51:58 AM »

The brooches are about 2 1/2 x 1 1/2".  I will be selling some in the future, but had to get the gifting out of the way first.  Thanks for the great feedback everybody. Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2005 12:16:30 PM »

hand painted, wow! you're very talented!
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2005 12:26:09 PM »

Beauty is pain.....I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Those are completely brilliant! I would buy one in a heart beat.

Have I mention how talented you are?
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2005 11:45:14 AM »

Wow, the painting really looks three dimensional.  You did a terrific job!  I can't get over how perfect that dahlia looks.
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