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Cherished Memories Photo Album by MandarinMoon Cherished Memories Photo Album by MandarinMoon
I created the cover of this photo album by using ivory polymer clay which I then stamped and carved the lettering and texture into. I added handmade leaves, swirls and pebbly bits that I made from the same ivory clay then added pearls, iridescent clear and ivory glass gems and some metal jewelry pieces.

Once the clay was cured it was antiqued with acrylic paint and a metallic wax was buffed on to give it whitewashed effect with a satin sheen. It looks like it was carved from old ivory! I then added soft touches of gold metallic paint here and there.

The album itself is a sturdy, smooth light tan color onto which I drew swirls with a metallic gold leaf pen. This covers the top and spine. The polymer clay piece is permanently attached to the cover.

It measures 8-3/4" x 9" (22cm x 23cm) and holds 200 4" x 6" photos. (50 pages with 2 front and 2 back).

Check out my items for sale at
www.MandarinMoon.etsy.com

I own the copyrights to this image and it may not be used in any way without written permission from me.
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:iconbluemacgirl:
bluemacgirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
oh, Mrs. Moon, this one is soo beautiful! :blackrose:
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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FluffyDinosaur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
omg I absolutely love this one!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you do. :)
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shad0w-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
This is gorgeous. I would want one as a wedding album! Absolutely lovely
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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shad0w-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
No problem :D
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Tiffli Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Its wery adorable to me - love the bright colors, leafs and carwings ....amazing ^^.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you! :hug:
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Tiffli Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Its so wonderful i wish to hawe it :), ore gift to my dad... he love collect family pictures, it woudl be perfect ^^.
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Kosjenka Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Simply amazing! :wow: :love:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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angelavengerl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
This is breathtakingly lovely. I love that there is so much little details on it and yet gives a feeling of calm with the colors used.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a nice compliment :) Thank you very much!
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Skit-tles Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Amazing texture and the colors fit so well
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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stephie17 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
beautiful work. The perfect addition to someone's treasured memories.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thanks!
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LuthienThye Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
omg!! this must be one of you most beautiful pieces!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh Wow! Thank you very much!
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Exceptional!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Randy!
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Mistress-Shade Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
My mom would love that (among other works in your shop). I could see her putting some very special photos in there.

Someday I'll get her something nice from here.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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eerok1955 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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anubis-pumpkinqueen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
So gorgeous! :love:
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :blowkiss:
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FelineArtisan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love each and every single piece of your artwork, this one is no exception. It's beautiful! Also noticed on your etsy you charge ridicusly cheap for the amount of time and effort and amazingness that seems to be put in your work :D Amazing AND modest. Gotta love an artist with those qualities :D :heart:
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug: I was so happy to see your comment on my prices...I was afraid they were too high!...but you are so right....I put hours and hours into each piece. :D
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beutiful work Chris!!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Lonnie!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You betcha Chris!!
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JamesCreations Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
One of your greatest works to date in my eyes. beautiful!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Thank you James!! :blowkiss:
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JamesCreations Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
beautiful work! it reminds me of a wedding photo album or something like that
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought so too! Thanks so much :hug:
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this work, it has a bit more order than your usual stuff and in my opinion it adds extra grace :)
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :D Yes, I am trying to do a few things a little less....busy LOL! I really think I should lay off the glass gems in some things perhaps :)
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WoW, that is beautiful! :D I love that! It looks like raw leather stamped! Perty Perty!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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