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Sep 30, 2017

Mixed Media Dragon mini notebook

I made a mini notebook fm scratch including paper trimming, binding, clay shaping and then coloring. Here is the process I would like to share with you.

First, I cut out the paper fm 7dots hazy days paper pad.
Then I used my new toy Zutter Bind it all to punch

and then bind them together with wire. The notebook is done.

On the front page of the notebook,  I used Stone powder clay to start creating a dragon. 
This stone powder clay is fm the one dollar store Daiso, I like it cos its price is reasonable and it gives a stone effect after dried.

First I glued the dragon eyes on the page and then I glued several pieces of irregular size of clay to the page. I made texture with different tools such as a straw

 Fm that on, I made different shapes of Dragon horns and body parts with different shapes and then added texture. Since Dragon is a fictional creative, I think whatever shape we create is just fine. Use your imagination and have fun !

I gave it a few days of drying time. It depends on what clay you use and how thick they are. The best is to wait until it is completely dried before coloring to avoid the chance of crack but unless you are using of varnish on the top of undried parts, a little bit of paints on the top of it is not a big problem.

So today I finished the coloring. First I started with Finnabair
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique White Pearl on the whole surface.

after that, I mixed Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Pure Sunshine with Sparks Acrylic Paint Dragon's eye and put on the dragon body.

the next steps is the put white pearl again and then Sparks Acrylic Paint Raven Black, several layers of each on and on.

Last step is to put Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Wax White Gold on the top for accent. Impasto Snow white is used for highlight the whole piece esp the background.

so here is the final photos of the finished work. The shinny pigments inside various paints I used work with each other very well. I was taking the pic nearby a nature light and the reflecting is just gorgeous.

I believe in MAGIC, do you ?

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