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Rose Koi
Here's a koi fish made out of dried rose petals and some clover. The rose was at the crispy stage by the time I decided to do something with it and very fragile. I remembered and old lotion commercial where the actress put body lotion on a dried rose petal and it restored its suppleness. While my results weren't as dramatic, it did soften the petals quite a bit. As for the clover, I yanked a handful out of the front yard, but didn't want to wait the few weeks it was going to take to press them. I did some research and found that you can instantly dry flower petals and leaves with an iron. I had a lot of fun with this project and am looking to do more of these. Currently I have an idea involving pine cones.

Quick Petal and Leaf Drying:

Materials: Iron, make up blotting paper (I used a plain, unscented, lotion free tissue).
1. Lay a single layer of petals/leaves on a tissue. Make sure they do not touch or overlap.
2. Place a second tissue on top. 
3. Remove any water from your iron and set it to the lowest setting, NO STEAM!
4. Press your petals/leaves for 15 seconds. NO NOT DRAG the iron over the petals. Thicker leaves and petals will require multiple pressings.
5. Carefully separate petals from the tissue.
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Rain Drop Koi
One of the latest drawings from my sketchbook. Just an idea I had regarding the shape of fish.

Materials: sharpie pens, pencil.
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Well, I finally finished the portrait I was working on. I will upload it as soon as I get it to a print shop and scanned to a flash drive. We have a new shop in town that will make me 3 copies in it's original size (18x12) for $0.25 total, on a good quality paper. talk about a deal. It helps that we do shipping for the company too ;)

So, I am just now getting back to where my brain is ready for drawing again. This project really obliterated my creative reserves! I've been completely unable to draw anything lately. I did manage to do some doodles in my sketchbook over the weekend. I will post those as soon as I get them scanned.

Hopefully once I get used to my new work schedule, I will have more energy for drawing as well. Lately I've been working 6:30 (or 7:00)am to 6:00pm, so I've been exhausted. I haven't forgotten about you all or DA! I plan to get back to drawing soon. In the mean time, thank you for all the fav's, comments, and llamas!
Well, I finally finished the portrait I was working on. I will upload it as soon as I get it to a print shop and scanned to a flash drive. We have a new shop in town that will make me 3 copies in it's original size (18x12) for $0.25 total, on a good quality paper. talk about a deal. It helps that we do shipping for the company too ;)

So, I am just now getting back to where my brain is ready for drawing again. This project really obliterated my creative reserves! I've been completely unable to draw anything lately. I did manage to do some doodles in my sketchbook over the weekend. I will post those as soon as I get them scanned.

Hopefully once I get used to my new work schedule, I will have more energy for drawing as well. Lately I've been working 6:30 (or 7:00)am to 6:00pm, so I've been exhausted. I haven't forgotten about you all or DA! I plan to get back to drawing soon. In the mean time, thank you for all the fav's, comments, and llamas!

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Alicia A. Martinez
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Name: Nashiil
Likes: japanese snacks,anime,animals,
final fantasy,reading,cute stuff,video games,chinese food,dragons,writing,and a lot of other stuff!
Dislikes: grouchy people

Places you can find me:
Nashiil's Designs @ Zazzle www.zazzle.com/Nashiil
FanFictionNet www.fanfiction.net/u/890027/Na…

Current Residence: Seguin, TX
Favourite genre of music: mostly Christian, some Jpop
Favorite actor: Hiro Mizushima
Favourite style of art: anime
Favourite cartoon character: Tamaki Suo
Personal Quote: Wisdom is knowing what you are dumb about.
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Yoshibot67 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Happy belated Birthday! I'm so sorry, I was keeping track and everything and then I forgot. I really hope you had a great time though and that you are well! :hug: :cake: PARTY HARD Happy dance 
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v-242 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BOTH OF YOU!

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v-242 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
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v-242 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter.

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Take care,

Brent / v-242

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Avatarone3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hey girl! thought I'd say hi! :) How've you been? I haven't been on here in forever... but my little spark of art has been growing into a flame... I sense some new changes coming! :) Hope you've been well! Your current work is so amazing! <3 
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! It's been a while, huh? *helps fan flames into raging inferno* 
I've been doing alright so far :) *takes compliment, carefully folds it for safekeeping and clips it to treasure string*
Glad you are back, I've missed you!
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v-242 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Wishing you guys a very happy birthday.

Have a good one and may the year ahead be filled with much promise and prosperity for you.

Peace and Love,

v-242 / Brent  :hug:

:)
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Nashiil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :tighthug:
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v-242 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
;)
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Aki-Masamune Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
soo, i've been replaying ffx2 lately. one of the new remaster's side missions features a group of 3 old men parading around spira, looking for spheres and bossing around giant fiends. i immediately thought of your "3 Old Men" characters from Random Bits. thought it was funny!
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