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Sleeping Jade and Wood Dragon

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Fimo has a Jade color in its Effect line, and while it doesn't have an authentic stone look, it is very much in line with my imagined 'fantasy jade'. It's a beautiful bright, translucent green with hints of gold shimmer within. The funny thing is that I had a block of this clay sitting on my desk for months, but I'd been reluctant to use it because the unbaked color is very pale and uninteresting and there's no hint of the gold shimmer unless you're really looking for it. I had no idea it would change so much in the oven!

For this dragon, I paired the green clay with two shades of gold for a layered, woodsy look (these colors work so well together, I love it!). Mini pearls and hoop earrings added for extra luxury.

Crafted from Fimo and Premo polymer clay, jump rings, Swarovski crystal pearls.

All about that green

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
700x520px 105.06 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 15, 2018, 5:46:22 PM
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ZTheGS's avatar
I like the sleeping dragons the most.
They look so peaceful. Meow :3 
HowManyDragons's avatar
Aw, thanks, I like them too. I need to work on getting their bodies looking a bit more relaxed, I think. ^^
Candle-stic's avatar
Ooh, love the colour and the intricate, gold accessories are gorgeous :).
goldendrawer1987's avatar
Ooohhhhh it’s pretty



May I draw this one
Im board
goldendrawer1987's avatar
Thanks
I’ll tell you when it’s done
dDarknezZ's avatar
there is no more adorable, than a jade dragon sleeping :meow:
Dusk-Kniade's avatar
Your jade dragons are really cute! I love the wood texture on this one
HowManyDragons's avatar
Thanks, the wood texture is really speaking to me right now. It was pretty much a complete accident too, but I'm glad I stumbled upon it. xD
Dusk-Kniade's avatar
No problem! Ah yes through those accidents something beautiful is discovered. Nice!
ClaycraftDecor's avatar
How do you bake two different clays together? Doesn't Fimo have a lower baking temperature? Does it not burn at the higher temp, or do you bake it for longer at the lower temp?
HowManyDragons's avatar
The temperature difference between Premo and Fimo is 10 degrees (like 275 vs 265), so they might as well be the same. Just make sure your oven doesn't overheat and you'll be fine.
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Hodge-Podge401's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous!
Celestial-Rainstorm's avatar
What a beautiful little fellow!
JustSomeoneWhoDraws's avatar
This is so gorgeous!! I love it so much!!
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EeVeeEe1999's avatar
I like the addition of the ear
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