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Seahorse King Blank Book by MandarinMoon Seahorse King Blank Book by MandarinMoon
I've decorated this blank journal with polymer clay, pearls, iridescent glass gems, crystal droplets, metal starfish and seahorse, acrylic paint and PearlEx powdered pigments. The border was hand-painted with gold leaf pen.

It was so hard to capture a good photo of the shimmery PearlEx and touches of gold and silver. I think this is one that you will say "Oh Wow!" if you were holding it in your hands. The iridescence in the crystal droplets and the gems changes depending on how the light hits them also.

This spiral bound journal has 100 lined pages and is signed on the back by me. It measures 5.5" x 8.5"

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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:iconrosegoldempress:
RoseGoldEmpress Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
Gorgeous
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Lorweth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Couldn't find you on Etzy
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for letting me know! I thought I had taken my shop off vacation mode but I hadn't!
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PassionateSeahorse Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg!! Joy omg! do you decorate this for a living if you do i would so buy one from you!!!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Yes, I have an Etsy shop at www.mandarinmoon.etsy.com :D Let me know if you would like a quote on a custom piece. :D
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jessicanimo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
definitely going to your etsy shop! Can't wait till i have some money... this is gorgeous. Me loving seahorses makes this even more awesome! i would LOVE something similar.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! My Etsy shop is going to become sparse for a while as I am moving into an actual store soon and I'll pull most of the items I take from there. As I replenish my Etsy shop, I'll be sure to include some items with a seahorse theme. I love them too!
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Adelinia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Artisan Crafter
VERY NICE!!!
:love:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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bakido Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
This is the art, that gives me a feeling. So I favored, since that's what I do.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it :D
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Severka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Simply perfect.
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)
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sandalhat16 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
This is beautiful!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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sandalhat16 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
You're welcome~
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
just a few days ago I ran across another person that combines poly-clay and books. You might be interested in seeing their work... she makes "mini" books (actually does the binding like people did 100s years ago) and decorates them with pieces made of poly. Here's a link to one of her mini books: [link]
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yes! I faved this very book a while back. I love it, it looks so magical. :) I want to learn to make my own books, but mine will probably never look as professional as hers. The binding is beautiful isn't it?
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Oh, you do a great job!
I also would like to be able to do bookbinding.
I bet yours would be just as great.
I wish I had the time and resources to learn to do bookbinding, but currently I couldn't take up a time/money consuming hobby...
Cheers!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used to volunteer at a local bird sanctuary where they rehabilitated injured birds such as owls, hawks, eagles etc. I loved it! I've always wanted to have a hawk of my own. They are so beautiful!
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redtailhawker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
The cool thing about falconry is that you work with birds of prey that are 100% healthy. I caught Isabeau when she was 4 mo. old and trained her to squirrels and rabbits for 2.5 years... then set her free with her new skills.
Awesome...That was a good thing being a volunteer. This young girl (I met on here) volunteers for an animal rehab center, too... her link: [link]
I commend people who are able to do this!
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mi2x Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student
wow, that's amazing! i love it sooo much!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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cheep Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Wow it's so beautiful! I bet it looks even better in real life.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! It is one of my favorites :)
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:

You have been featured in my journal [link] and in this news article [link]
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!
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Ishi-dono Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I say "Oh wow" without holding it in my hands! :D It's beautiful *__*.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :bow:
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HollyEaton Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Your work is very beautiful.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconnightpark:
Nightpark Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist
My god, I'm in love! :love: You captured the colors of water and sand perfectly and the little crowned seahorse is simply cute! ;)
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconbobtodd:
BobTodd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Wow! One of your best, I think.
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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LittleBlackGirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Amazing! Love this blue color! It looks so beautiful and it's real sea alike :love:
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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0ctober23 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Definitely oh wow.
Such beautiful colours mixed with the silver and gold amazing!
How did you make the little imprints of fish?
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I have lots of rubber stamps and I use them to add texture to the clay. :)
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mythheart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the shine of the glass and the cool blue and green tones. Great job!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I just came back from your gallery and your digital art is fantastic!!
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mythheart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
You're very welcome! And thank you as well. :D
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eerok1955 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I really like your style!
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MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug: I just got back from your gallery and I am in awe! You are so talented!
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Beautiful! I love the blues and greens! Great work!
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:iconmandarinmoon:
MandarinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love your new avatar!!
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SilveryFrostDragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
You're welcome! And thank you so much! =Twilight-Realm-Child made it for me in trade.
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