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Friday, August 24, 2012

Creating the Accents!

My previous posts were teasing, sharing a few lines as I go. Here is a further update! Now you can see where I am going. Since Ray Lewis, a Baltimore Raven, my favorite Football Team, is an Icon of Baltimore, I decided to include another. Maryland is known for their 'Steamed Blue Crabs'. It is our tradition to call a few close friends, steam up some blue crab, pop a beer or two and sit together socializing, while enjoying our 'pick'.


The claw itself, was not affording a total picture. Therefore, I decided to add a focal accent, to be added later. This too is a picture of a Steamed Crab. *giggle* I told my family it was very necessary for me to go out and eat some very large steamed crabs, so I could take a photo for my cell phone bag. They weren't hard to convince! In the picture above, you see what I created.

Below is the process, in a nut shell.


Before we dug in, I asked to allow me the time of taking a few photographs. Here is the one I decide to use. I photo managed it and reduced the size so it fit perfectly behind a 40mm x 25mm glass cabochon. Using what you see in the picture above, I backed it with blue card stock, cut the shape to fit and followed the directions on the Glaze.

I share my thoughts of where this new accent will rest, later on. Looking at it now, I sure wish I would have included a mallet in the same picture. Heck, maybe I should suggest more crabs! lol

7 comments:

  1. Wow! That's so cool, I love your custom cabochons!

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  2. Thanks so much Ness! Funny, but just last night I was looking over some of the lampwork you made, thinking how cool these pieces are and I should plan out something to add them.

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  3. Thank you so much! I was just printing off the Focal, for the other side with Ray' caricature when I noticed your reply. I look forward to sharing the other focal now too!

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  4. Hey Erin,
    This makes me hungry for crabs! Love how you include the stuff you love in your art. That's what makes it so extraordinary.

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  5. Aww, thanks Colleen! I know how much YOU love crabs too! Hey, didn't I even loom a picture of you.....[walks off whistling]

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  6. I cherish it and keep it in a proud place of display. Love you!

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