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Mon Jun 3, 2019, 10:44 AM

 

Trying to find out what material was used here to create this texture

I'm working on a project that needs small ginko leaves, and found these earrings online.

I can recreate the leaves from soda bottle plastic, but don't know what this artist used to create the small raised lines on the leaves. It appears to be some kind of light green thick clear liquid piped on in very thin lines.

Does anyone have any ideas on what that liquid/application tool might be?







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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 11:03 AM

1. Could it be

something like Mod Podge Dimensional Magic? It comes in a small bottle with a small tip opening. I have used it for jewelry projects before.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:03 AM

5. I'm going to try that first. Thanks for the suggestion! (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 12:35 PM

2. Possibly transparent green liquid polymer clay.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:04 AM

6. I thought of that, but it requires heat to set it.

 

This is PET plastic, and looks like it has been shaped with heat prior to the lines being added.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 04:44 PM

3. I wonder if they're made from a 2liter bottle.

People are making amazing flowers from them.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:06 AM

7. Good eye! The photo was found on a page for a workshop making jewelry using soda bottles.

 

I've made Dale Chihuly style sconces and door wreaths from heavier bottles that liquor comes in.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:28 AM

9. I bet those look lovely!

I'm still kicking myself for not going to see Chihuly's exhibit at Cheekwood a few years back.

Looking at those ginko leaves...the lines look like little trenches, like it's been "plowed". Of course, I've got bifocals that I can't see thru half the time...

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:01 AM

10. I don't have photos, unfortunately... I did them for a friend.

 

She's a landscape designer, and we bartered.

One was a holiday wreath with ice blue "tentacle/icicles" made from Pinnacle vodka bottles, with led lights underneath.

The other was a sconce modeled after this one, using plastic from dark blue and clear vodka bottles:



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Response to ehrnst (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 09:03 AM

11. That's gorgeous!

I'm sure she considered it well worth the trade.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 09:09 PM

4. I'd say resin. n/t

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Response to X_Digger (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 08:21 AM

8. I'm trying to find a resin that's thick enough to hold it's shape being piped.

 

All that I can find are pourable versions.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:38 PM

12. They may be mold cast. I would think alumalite, perhaps amazing clear cast. n/t

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 05:39 PM

13. Found this on clearance at Michaels for $2.50 a tube

 

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