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Favorite Technique?
« on: March 20, 2015, 02:27:43 PM »
Emma Has a thread Techniques yet to try, so I decided to start a thread called Favorite technique, mine is probably faux wood atm any way, whats yours?
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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 03:32:33 PM »
I find that impossible to answer because it tends to be whatever l'm working on at the moment  ;D


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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 06:07:30 PM »
Well my Illuminare techniques are my fave, obviously! But second to that, I really like filigree techniques and faux gemstone stuff too

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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 04:28:27 AM »
I must agree with Carrie.  Show me a pretty polymer picture, and it's my favorite, and on to the next favorite.  But, for some time now, it's been rustic.  I love sandpaper with 'big sand'.  I usually start with sand paper all around, and start texturing over the sandpaper so the 'gaps' are already filled in.

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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 07:13:21 AM »
I think I like surface effects most at the minute. Attacking perfectly nice images or textures with sandpaper, alcohol inks, acrylic inks, inca gold, rubbing alcohol, gilder's paste/wax (lazer gun, ultrasound, napalm, blue cheese, holy water etc) and oil pastels repeatedly and in no particular order, until it all looks 'right'. Which it does eventually if you keep going ;-) Usually. But you have to have a bit of an idea what you are after.


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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 10:41:49 AM »
I love making Mokume Gane with alcohol inks, translucent clay and metal gilding foil, and I've got plans to make one in greens. (maybe greens and blues.)

But meanwhile at the moment I'm both modelling turtles and making dragon eyes with huge glass cabochons. The two are connected in my mind because I want the same texture for both turtles and for dragon eyes...
I began by following a YouTube tut for dragon eyes, but then I had an idea to change it a bit, so I'm doing that bit at the moment and filming it so I can post the results on YouTube.

I also did a different kind of pupil after seeing Gecko eyes on the web. So I posted a vid of that part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0ToUt002xs


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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2015, 06:02:39 PM »
The Skinner blend off course! :D
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Re: Favorite Technique?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2015, 08:07:23 PM »
I agree with Carrie.  It's whatever I'm working on.  I like so many different techniques I'm not sure I could choose.  I take a notion and off I go!! 

Mel  :)