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Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Dragon eye altered journal cover

Just think Smaug the dragon waking up in that classic scene from the Hobbit. That was my inspiration for these journal covers.

I made the eyes by handcasting resin in a mould and and then building around it using clay and some texture stones. I painted the eyeballs with acrylic paint and once dry applied a couple of coats of Glossy Accents.

Before I applied them to the mountboard cover, I used texture paste through stencils to add background texture.

Once I stuck on the eyes and built round with clay, I also added some texture stones, metal cogs and some coins. This was to give the idea of Smaug laying on all the treasure.

I decided this one was a water dragon so coloured him with a base of blue.

After painting with the base colours, using starlight paint, I then rubbed over with different coloured guilding waxes to pick up on all the textures.

I really love them and am in the process of making more and I decided to do something similar on a canvas. But you'll have to wait to see that one as I think that might take a while to complete.

Rhedds creative spirit.-august-challenge ( it is a board cover, but if not allowed I apologise)


  1. This is amazing work! I wouldn’t even know where to begin but I love it and it really speaks to my love of fantasy

  2. Fantastic work.Thank you for joining us at the RCS Challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  3. This technique is fabulous. Wonderful creation! Thank you for sharing with us at the Brown Sugar Challenge.

  4. Stunning them..
    Thank you for joining in with our August challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

  5. WOW amazing book covers great Dragons eyes and fabulous surrounding texture---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  6. Oh wow, this is just amazing! Such a fantastic idea, and I wish I could work with clay like that! Really awesome. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  7. WOW WOW WOW!! This is absolutely incredible, words fail me!! Amazing!! xxx

  8. Unique design! TFS it with BSChallenge~

  9. Oh my god! This is just wonderful. The process of getting to the finish must have been a joy. You must be soooo pleased with them and have many eager buyers. X

  10. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers and a winner at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.


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