Please visit my new website

I have a new website at www.distant-shores.com its aim is to gather all the nature centered websites I have been doing those past few months, 

This is a bit lame, but I need to change the server of this site which is so slooow, and also to reactivate cdiorama.com





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Hyacinths #3

When the whole is cut, it looks like this (below) that's quite good because all the leaves will have a different size -remember to cut the leaves *thin* it will certainly look better this way than it you try to use some static grass to reproduce some ferns whose leaves are flat.

Hyacinths #2

Then start cutting out some leaves, always starting from the edge of the paper (for the next ones, just cut an edge!

Hyacinths #1

The problem with reeds is that they don't cover the ground much and I have to think about something that would do this. On examination of marshes pictures, ther is some growth, always the same kind which are water hyacinths according to my books, so let's see how we can do this..

Water lillies 5/5

Okay here they are, soon I will show how to make the underwater part of the water lillies -don't forget to cut a V shaped form at the base of the leaf!

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Products heads up

Most of the mail I get from this site is about techniques and materials, so I thought it could be nice if I would both show and explain the stuff I use

Various techniques for the Firebird diorama

I have less time now to do SBS in forums or my own site like I used to, but yet i thought I could share some of "my" techniques that i used for the Firebird diorama. product placement? for the most part, say this to my bloody wallet!!    

Pebeo's outliner (Cernes relief)

I was sent that Pebeo Cernes Relief product some time agio and liked it straight away. Its fine tip allows me to make joints between the stuff i embbed in water and the stuff itself like my graves here.

It dries just like regular glossy Acrylic gel that you can find in art shops or Valejo's Water Effect (which is exactly the same stuff)

Flex Pad on horse sculpting

The reason I use those flex-pad instead of other solutions is seen here: I have been owning the same since 4 years and even though mine are in bad shape they still work alright. I love the "blade tip" which allows to sand in the crevices

Metalic pigments from Uschi van der Rosten

That's a hobby sort of posting. I recently bought Uschi van der Rosten's metalic pigments and well, I used to know Alex before he was Uschi you see and this kind of posts can't do him wrong.

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