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Aug. 8th, 2010 @ 07:38 pm Shining koi!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
klik is using a store-bought notebook with a red linen cover to make notes during our RPG sessions. Of course, just the plain notebook is a bit... plain. And I do have a gilding pen and quite a few different colors of foil, so I could decorate it some...
We settled on these cute chibi koi: the white would be done with silver, the orange with gold, and the outlines with shiny black.


The end result. Quite shiny, isn't it?


Another one, showing off the shiny-ness of the foil. Curiously enough, the silver didn't stick to the linen as good as the gold and black did, so it's kind of spotty...


Top fish...


Middle fish...


Bottom fish!


I'm not sure what this photo adds, but I liked it, so I'm posting it anyway. :)

I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. There are some small shifts, so the colors aren't exactly aligned everywhere, but that adds to the charm (in this case). And I'm surprised by how bad the silver 'stuck' -- even though I did the same with the silver as I did with the gold and black. That's something to keep in mind for future reference.
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From:gertvr
Date:August 8th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Ze zijn schattig!
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From:klik
Date:August 8th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Vind ik ook!
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From:merle_
Date:August 9th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
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Very nice!

For some reason silver doesn't stick very well. There is no doubt a scientific reason for it but it is still annoying.

If you get to the point where you are making your own dice to RPG, though, I am going to be too outclassed to play with you. ;-)
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From:fub
Date:August 9th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm not sure about the silver. I have different rolls of the foil, maybe I should test those side-by-side to see what sticks best...

Making dice isn't that hard, but I don't have an incentive to do so: I already have more dice than I know what to do with. :P
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From:anemoona
Date:August 9th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
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Wat lief!
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From:xaviar_nl
Date:August 10th, 2010 07:28 am (UTC)
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Very cute!
And call the fact that the foil didn't completely stick "a vintage finish", or "I went for a distressed look", and you're home free :-)
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From:fub
Date:August 10th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
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Thanks!

I said to klik that these were the shadows of the scales. :)
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From:cissa
Date:August 13th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's lovely! And so cool!
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