Green Scarab in Arts and Crafts Style frame

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 09-16-2009 02:19 AM 6690 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

titled: Green Scarab

Artist’s always sell there best work. This one is FOR SALE.

I made a pair of these. The other is even more knarley . Will post it in a few weeks after this one has worn off >grin<
Framed stoneware scarab tile in green bronze finish.
Quartersawn white oak with Honduran Mahogany details

Finish dark oak dye stain, mahogany oil stain and buttonlac shellac followed by walnut paste wax.

All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375

Highly textured forest green finish over fired in stoneware impregnated with ground glass. Tile has been acid and liver of sulfer patinated with iron, bronze and copper metal coatings. Bronze acid patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:

All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time expense and risk attending to their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear, are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist then those things which everybody calls cheap.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 03:01 AM

Far out Dan, really super…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 03:05 AM

Hey Dan a real unique subject well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 03:08 AM

You are very prolific…. and very good.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 03:13 AM

I love it! Very cool , nice 3 D look , Beautiful work Dan !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 03:30 AM

Should sell well Dan.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 04:06 AM

As always Dan, your artistic talent shines. Your frames always make such a statement with your work.

-- John @

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 04:46 AM

WOW Dan Nice Job Love the Bug

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 05:49 AM

Beautifully done! I think every Frank Lloyd Wright dwelling should have one of these in their entrance way.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 05:51 AM

very nice Dan.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 09-16-2009 08:06 AM

Nice work.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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Tim Dahn

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#11 posted 09-16-2009 11:44 AM

Very nice as always Dan, I like the ground glass texture. I’m curious how the tile is held in place.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#12 posted 09-16-2009 03:32 PM

way to go dan !

osiris would be proud .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 09-16-2009 08:14 PM

Dan hello someday if I decide I want to make a green beetle that is like yours, my daughter would like much///hola Dan si algun dia decido hacer un escarabajo verde quiero que sea como el tuyo,a mi hija le gustaria mucho

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#14 posted 09-18-2009 03:50 AM

Another great looking piece as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 09-21-2009 01:47 AM

Hi-ya, Dan,
Great stuff, neat design

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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