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Little Peacock Book Box by MandarinMoon Little Peacock Book Box by MandarinMoon
A little paper book box (looks like a book but is really a box) that I decorated with polymer clay. Nearly all of the color comes from blends of clay. The only paint I used was a black wash of acrylic (kind of like adding grout to a mosaic) and the center gold area is metallic paint on the black clay.
This was an idea that came to me as I was drifting off to sleep one night.
I think I should have called this 'Lotta Dots' LOL! It was really just an abstract design and about two thirds of the way into it I saw what looked to me like a peacock in there and the colors were right so.....the name was born. :D

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:iconumaiza:
umaiza Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
excellent
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconumaiza:
umaiza Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ur welcome my dear.....
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MaryShaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student
Incredible!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you!
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DreamingBudgie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this! How do you get them looking so dark between the pebbles?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I paint on a wash of black acrylic. :D
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DreamingBudgie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What? Just normal acrylic paint watered down? So simple! I must try it.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You should!
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SugarCubesM Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this idea! I want to do this idea for an altered book cover. what type of glue do you recommend?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I like to use WeldBond. :)
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Luna-LuLu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiousity, I've been thinking about playing with polymer clay. Does it weigh the box down much?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, not really. Polymer clay is fairly lightweight. Some of my journals and boxes do get heavy, but that is mostly from the glass and other 'stuff' I add to the design. :D
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norngirl Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Very pretty - it does look like a book allright :D
I wonder if trying to decorate a real book/artblock cover
with a hard paper cover would work with that ^^

Realy pretty,like the way you added so many different colors and that single blue gem : D
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, you could easily do the very same thing on the cover of a hardbound book. I have done that many times. :D
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norngirl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
welcome ^^
Oh thats neat!Thanks for leting me know :thanks:
If I ever get myself into working with clay stuff - I think thats one of the things I want to try for sure :3
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the colors!!Beutiful work Chris!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks Lonnie!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You betcha Chris!!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You betcha Chris!!
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AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! I love the shift of the colors :)
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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ClayGauged Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
The colors!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! I love color! :D
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JillyKaren Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I love the ombre effect of the changing colours. Lovely work!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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KwasiRa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
A+ color and form
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconazelerth:
Azelerth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
It's so beautiful! I love it!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Look at all those vibrant colours! :D It looks fantastic against the black.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I had fun blending colors. :D
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
It's beautiful.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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spektijim Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Beautiful work ^__^
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconcybelemoon:
cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :love: Eye popping and beautiful!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Tiffli Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
waha rainbow book - for meh ^^!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D :D
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i wanan buy - eh .. wheres my money XD?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably the same place that mine is! XD
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Tiffli Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
you mean - in "heaven" of money XD? Oh dream on - dream oooon XD.
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Shatiel85 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
whaaa :D som many dots!!! i love it!
also the way the color shift from one to another...i tought that you painted them XD so patient also to do all the mixes :P the colours are just perfect :D
congratulation is awesome!!

maybe one day i will try to make so many dots me too XD
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Lots of dots! It was time consuming but blending colors as I went helped make it less boring to do. :D
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Shatiel85 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i have to become better in blending...i have always fear to use too much color and have to throw it away if i made an orrible result _
i know that there are ways to use scraps XD but i'm always anxious...and with not so much money to buy many packet of clay...they cost too much sigh...
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Lucky101212 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing and the colours are really lovely!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much!
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow! What a super cool idea! And those colors are wonderful! Well done! My favorite! :meow:
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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