Maple leaf earring studs

These are ironic to me. These are maple leaves made from maple plywood. LolScreen Shot 2021-03-30 at 11.52.33 AM


Huh, your color work is interesting.

Is that simply painted a solid color, and the smoke does the shading, or did you handpaint it all?


I wanted to compliment you on the paint job & using the black card–the shading and details with the veins is fabulous–I almost expect them to start curling up! But @evansd2 comment made me pause and think this is even more brilliant if you took advantage of what’s often a problem into helping you get the great coloring! (Also appreciate the irony, too!).

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I let the smoke do the shading. It usually works against me, but not in this instance.


Thanks so much. Yes let the smoke do the work when you want an aged effect.

That turned out really nicely. Many times smoke shading doesn’t work nearly so well.

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The colors look great. Nice idea.

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Very nice!

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So nice of you to say. Thank you.

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thanks so much!!