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Rkymtnmary

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on: June 12, 2012, 05:40:46 AM
I've been designing and making my own jewelry for about 10 years now and when I stumbled across a tutorial about a year ago for this, I wanted to try it but I had never touched a paint brush before....until... :2funny:  I thought you might enjoy seeing a totally different application for a watercolor.   Enjoy!



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Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 10:48:03 AM
What a great way to add something unique to your jewelery.  I like it!
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Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 10:56:57 AM
Thank you, SunRai!  I can't wait to try the earrings and bracelets!


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Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 12:57:33 PM
Very pretty Mary.  O0 O0
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Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 02:04:35 PM
Mary, I'm curious what the material is you painted on. Did you have to use a fixative of sorts?  Very imaginative, looks great.   :clap:
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Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 03:11:02 PM
Very pretty Mary.  O0 O0
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Thank you, Nina!  :)


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Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 03:14:09 PM
Mary, I'm curious what the material is you painted on. Did you have to use a fixative of sorts?  Very imaginative, looks great.   :clap:

Thanks, Val...it's an activity where cauliflowers are even welcome...LOL....Believe it or not, all it is is 5 layers of 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper.  They're glued and stacked and ultimately finished off with several layers of clear varnish and then baked at a very low heat for about 20 min.  They're a lot of fun to do because of all the steps BUT I really have no time now and we know why!   :2funny:


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Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 03:46:16 PM
That is so cool!   :cold:     :2funny:   I look forward to seeing the rest of the set when you get them done.   O0

Yep, these boys are slavedrivers!   :painting:   :painting:   :painting:  Can't wait to get started   :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 03:56:44 PM
Great :clap: :clap: :clap:
First time I've heard of baked watercolours  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: As my later father always said, "There's always a first time for everything!"
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Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 04:22:11 PM
That is so cool!   :cold:     :2funny:   I look forward to seeing the rest of the set when you get them done.   O0

Yep, these boys are slavedrivers!   :painting:   :painting:   :painting:  Can't wait to get started   :yippee:


Well, Val, you might have had half a chance to see them as I was in the middle of cutting out shapes BUT lo and behold what did appear but the replay of Sunday's class and THAT means now I have to drop everything!! :2funny:


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Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 04:27:00 PM
Great :clap: :clap: :clap:
First time I've heard of baked watercolours  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: As my later father always said, "There's always a first time for everything!"


Well, Dennis, that's because if you fried them, they'd have too many calories!   :2funny:


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Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 04:37:10 PM
 :clap:    :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012, 07:41:07 PM
Mary, just the other day, I saw a video on the internet where a fellow used rice paper the same way you did yours.  What a co-incidence!  He didn't heat it though, just put several coats of varnish on it.  It was very pretty as the light could still come through.

You sure make beautiful jewellery! 

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Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 07:53:22 PM
Since I don't know what I'm doing, Lillian,  :2funny:, my comment to you is in the gallery note!  But I'll restate...sorry I missed your response here...I know Val was interested in seeing how the earrings are done so here goes...much more time consuming than the rice paper ones which I'll show you if I can ever find them but they're both fun to make.




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Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012, 09:02:33 PM
Mary...you just rang a bell in my head!!  I have a favorite pair of earrings that are black and red I wear mostly on the holiday. They are silk with black and red w/c panted in swirls, then covered in plastic. I get more comments on them....they are beautiful. Keep up the great work....I need more earrings!!!!  LOLOL
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