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Tropical Fish Mosaic Tile by MandarinMoon Tropical Fish Mosaic Tile by MandarinMoon
I've created this OOAK tile from polymer clay and added iridescent glass gems, solid brass sand dollar, dichroic glass shell and a hand painted poly resin fish. I love the rich colors and textures of this piece.
The tile itself is various shades of blue, green and ivory polymer clay on treated hardboard and measures 6" square. It is full of interesting textures and pebbly bits.

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

I own the copyrights to this image and it may not be used in any way without written permission from me.
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:iconpenngregory:
penngregory Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
:wave: your gorgeous fish is featured here [link] :clap:

Pls remember to fave the article & spread the love! :heart:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!! There are so many awesome things there!
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:iconpenngregory:
penngregory Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
my pleasure :D glad you enjoyed!
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:iconoperacynic:
Operacynic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Very cool!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:icontiffli:
Tiffli Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I just love some stuff with water and sea, if i see a heart in it. Its lovley fish work ^^.
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:iconcatilina-maximum:
Catilina-Maximum Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thos is way cool
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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:iconcatilina-maximum:
Catilina-Maximum Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconinthename:
inthename Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
This is awesome!!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconinthename:
inthename Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
A Pleasure!:hug:
~Sabrina
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adivawoman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is so cool. I just made a fish plate on a cd. I haven't been on da for awhile so imagine my surprise to see that one of my favorite artists did the same. Since you are a master this is perfect, but I am pretty happy with mine, newbee mistakes and all. Your work always inspires me to push the limits of my abilities / visions.
I would be thrilled if you checked out my work [link] and gave opinion.
:hug: :rose:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh, he is adorable! I love the colors and textures. Did you use color clay or did you paint it? Were you able to bake on the CD or did you attach the polymer clay piece after curing? I just love the fish you created. My fish is a poly resin piece that I purchased a while back so I can't take credit for him. I actually had another fish in there made of the same material (which I could have sworn was metal) and when I was curing the piece he curled up and died LOL. It was awful and I was heartbroken but I was able to find another the exact same size....whew!
Isn't polymer clay fun?! You are so creative, keep up the good work!!
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adivawoman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
I had read that you can bake a cd for 15 minutes on 250 so that seemed perfect. I also used aleen's tacky glue to adhere the clay to the cd. I baked for 10 then turned the oven off so It cooled down.
My poor oven. I never used it for cooking..I live alone so I use a toaster oven which saves on electricity. So I am doing it back wards, I use the toaster oven for eating and the kitchen oven for polymer clay.
I made another one which I actually sold at a little dinky art fair for 12 dollars. My first sale. I painted the cd with a blue glitter fingernail polish and aleen's paper glaze which made the cd look all starry. I thought I would share that.
I am glad you could save your piece, and I also love adding pre-made parts, rhinestones,crystals etc.

Its like I had to learn how to paint, carve wood, make furniture and build houses for 30 years to prepare my self for polymer clay. I feel like I have finally found my medium.
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
This brings a whole new meaning to 'burning a CD', doesn't it?!
I went over and saw your work... very well done! (No cooking pun intended - uh, well maybe just a little.)
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you found your medium, I think it has become mine too!
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:iconann-mclaren:
Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconann-mclaren:
Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome.:hug:
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:iconpiratewolfblade:
PirateWolfBlade Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Hahaha!! I love this thing! So colorful!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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PirateWolfBlade Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Totally! :hug:
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:iconnurix:
Nurix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
very creative and realistic! I like it. XD :D
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconredtailhawker:
redtailhawker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
very cool!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconthricelight:
Thricelight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Love all the colour tones! Love tile work, and yours in particular, but I can't help feeling that fish is suddenly gonna turn it's head and start singing to me!:giggle:

Great work, Chris! :w00t!:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:fish: :fish: LOL!! :fish: :fish:
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:iconthricelight:
Thricelight Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Sorry Chris! I'm was being too flippant again!!:faint: :)
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Never!
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:iconthricelight:
Thricelight Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
:laughing: What's going wrong with my spelling?! :laughing:
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buraukkaforesee Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome!!
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Diarment Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very good colorist fishing;)
Paint chips has meant a lot of patience.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:icontrollgirl:
TrollGirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you done the fish too?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, the fish is a poly resin piece I had. Well...actually the one I had did not survive the baking process. Sniff sniff I could have sworn it was made of metal! It was baking and my daughter glanced in the oven and said...ummm...Mom...your fish is curling up. It was awful! Luckily I found another the exact same size!
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You know, it often struck me as odd...i hope you won't take offense at this, but are you generally okay with using "ready-made" stuff in your work? I mean like metal fish and leaves and stuff like that...to me it'd feel weird.
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
As a fellow artist, I'd think you would know and understand that all artists, work in different ways and use things that are available to them.
This would equate to asking you if you weave the canvas that you paint on, cut the wood to make the frame the canvas is stretched on, or make all of your own brushes... doesn't it bother you to buy paint... shouldn't you find the raw materials and mix your own...
I hope you don't take offense, I'm just pointing out your own thought process.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Huh. I'm simply very fond of stuff Chris does, so was curious what she's thinking about an artwork, of which the major part is a ready-made. If she's good with it, so am i, tho my personal choice would be to make the said part myself. So yea, i was just curios.
There's a fine line in overdoing it, you know...after Duchamp had put an effing toilet on a pedestal, it had become art as well.
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Ah, OK, I see what you're saying... because the fish was a major part of the piece. I don't see it here in the comments (quick glance) but I believe she told me that she painted the fish. This makes it a bit more "her's" I guess... None the less, I admire the way she can take objects and create gorgeous works from them. Now that you mention it, perhaps we can encourage her to do something pretty with a toilet... LOL!!!
Chris, are you reading this, sweetie? ...looks like you'll need a bigger oven!
:rofl:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No offense taken! It doesn't bother me a bit because I think of them as mosaics and I'm sticking all kinds of objects in them that I did not make such as watches, keys, crystals, glass gems, beads, charms, jewelry bits and miscellaneous random found objects. Bought and found objects, it doesn't matter. It is just whatever strikes my fancy as I am creating it. This time I happened to stick a fish in that I bought as the focal piece. :D
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
gorgeous
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
you are very welcome chris
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eerok1955 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work, all of it!
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