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Floral Abstract Journal Cover by MandarinMoon Floral Abstract Journal Cover by MandarinMoon
I've taken a bound, cloth covered book and embellished it with polymer clay and various found objects and glass gems. It reminds me of a flower and the gems are sparkling droplets of color...of course it is open to your interpretation. :))

I hand painted the book with acrylic paints and attached the polymer clay plaque securely to the top cover. It measures 5.75" x 8.75" and has 100 pages lined on one side and unlined on the other for drawing and writing.

A lot of weirdness coming from me lately...but I just love the abstract shapes *grin*

Check out my items for sale at
www.MandarinMoon.etsy.com

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:icontragic-reality:
Tragic-Reality Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is very beautiful! & inspiring
i'm in the process of making my own journal cover and i googled for some ideas and one of ur journals came up, thats how i stumbled across ur DA page.
now i'm wishing i had supplies to do such a thing!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! It doesn't take much more than a bit of clay, an oven, acrylic paint and odds and ends. :) Go for it!
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KelzJoannides Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   General Artist
oh WOW this is awesome!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I loved that one too and it started out as something totally different...but my 'art' seems to have a mind of it's own. :D
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:iconkelzjoannides:
KelzJoannides Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   General Artist
Well going with the flow seems to be working for ya ;D
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:iconblueblackhusky:
blueblackhusky Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I have admired your journals for quite a long time. My question is: what do you use to stick the tiles to the cardboard/paper?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I use an adhesive called Weldbond. It is a white glue that dries clear and is very strong. :D
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:iconblueblackhusky:
blueblackhusky Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Oh, thank you so much! I'll google it to see if I can buy it, or if anything has similar ingredients.
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:iconaeris66:
aeris66 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
love this piece!!!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconhikariamaya:
HikariAmaya Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student Photographer
I think its safe to say that I love everything you make!! This is so beautiful! :D
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconredtailhawker:
redtailhawker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
This one is very different. Usually you use a lot of color in the clay.
...almost haunting.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Perhaps it is ghostlike in it's lack of color...?
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:iconredtailhawker:
redtailhawker Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
That is it, exactly. :D
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:iconthephantombear:
thephantombear Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
I've never seen you work in silver before. That's very nice! I like it alot! I thought about doing a journal, but I am finding so many odd things to cover!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! It is a pale taupe/cream color clay.
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
You always like to make me surprise XD. This one looks wery nice - i like blue colors, and with some pieces of sea - i see there a shell? Ore piece of it ^^. Its just simply wonderful work :).
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! No shells in this piece. :)
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
The rainbow piece of thing then if its not shell, i thoug its the center of shell - the pearl shadow XD?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is part of an earring...I think it is enamel. :)
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
Oh o0, thank you for telling meh :3.
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:icondiarment:
Diarment Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Very nice colors, I remember the Mediterranean blue. Beautiful!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Some day I hope to see the Mediterranean Sea!
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:icondiarment:
Diarment Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
If so, let me know :dance:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wouldn't that be fun!
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:icondiarment:
Diarment Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
:)
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:iconsweetcandydreams:
SweetCandyDreams Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
woooooww!! Amazing!! I love it
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconstressandstars:
stressandstars Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Lovely! I love this. It looks a bit like both a torso and a face and a million other things besides...
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Thank you :D
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... beautiful! :heart:Love it!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's beutiful Chris!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Lonnie!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You betcha Chris!!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Gorgeous. I like the woven bit over the glass gem. They're so well attached without being squashed against the surface at all.

To me it looks like water and life just welling out of a desert floor.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Niiiice! I like your description. :D Thank you for your kind words :hug:
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
You're always brilliant :glomp: I just keep wondering how you'd store those journals, I'd be too intimidated to write in them and would end up framing them instead :D
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I wonder how people do store them..hmmmm...I've never kept one of my own yet. :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
I can't imagine that. If I had your skills it'd end up being 'one for sale, one fore me, one for sale, one for me...' :D You could cover matching tins to store them in safely!
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:iconburnedbydesires:
burnedbydesires Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student Artist
I love the gradation in the blue, the texture, the idea, everything. You are truly amazing. :glomp:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*blushes* Thanks so much!!
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:iconburnedbydesires:
burnedbydesires Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student Artist
You're welcome. =)
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:iconlamelobo:
lamelobo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
truly beautiful :heart:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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:iconlamelobo:
lamelobo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
you very welcome you do wonderful work!!!
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow!! pretty!! i love the color on this one!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It is different isn't it? :D
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:iconluthien27:
luthien27 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
yes... very different from you normal color schemes. but it really pretty ... reminds me of the white city in LOTRs. :)
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