Wooden Dolphin Magnet #5

Wooden Dolphin #005
Wooden Dolphin #005

Reflections on water or spider webbing in turquoise… the patterns were so similar I couldn’t help but play around!

This handsome gal is the result of my attempts to learn how to paint a faux version of Battle Mountain turquoise. I fell in love with the bronze and gold highlights in the rock and was trying to see if I could create a pattern that had very small chunks of the turquoise in it.

But as I painted I realized how much it looked like water… and it went from a faux attempt to fun experimentation.

Wooden Dolphin Magnet 005
Faux Turquoise – #005

I’ve included a few different photos of her, some with flash and some without so you can get an idea how the spider webbing looks in the light. The darker blue is not quite the right color, but it does a better job of showing off the webs. She really does glow when the light hits her! 🙂

The dolphin is a craft wood cutout roughly 4 inches long and about 2.5 inches high. She’s most likely made of birch plywood, but only ArtMinds knows for sure. She was painted in acrylics and finished with a high gloss to make her shine like water (or polished stone).

She’s pretty durable, but please don’t take her for a swim!

Wooden Dolphin Magnet 005
Wooden Dolphin Magnet 005

The magnets on her back are your generic flat magnets and she can hold three sheets of paper. If you’d like a dolphin

Finished off in several layers of gloss sealer on the front and matte on the back, this little magnet is water-resistant, not water-proof. You can wipe it off with a damp sponge, but don’t let it go for a swim!

The ArtMinds Wooden Dolphins are made from plywood and are roughly 4 inches long by 2.25 inches high. They have one strip of flat magnet on the back that will hold them securely in place on the fridge.

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20210 Turquoise, 20223 Pool Blue, 20503 White), FolkArt Acrylics (2570 Chocolate Brown), and Ceramcoat Acrylics (Metallic 14k Gold). ArtMinds Simple Dolphin Shape (10327315)

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