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Seagreen beaded box by Vivienne-Mercier Seagreen beaded box :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Earrings remake by Vivienne-Mercier Earrings remake :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 1 0 Beautiful Decay by Vivienne-Mercier Beautiful Decay :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 1 0 Steampunk Boots by Vivienne-Mercier Steampunk Boots :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Steampunk hat final by Vivienne-Mercier Steampunk hat final :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Pony Pocket by Vivienne-Mercier Pony Pocket :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 2 1 From Wensleydale to Pinstripe by Vivienne-Mercier From Wensleydale to Pinstripe :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Steampunk Hat WIP headband decor by Vivienne-Mercier Steampunk Hat WIP headband decor :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Steampunk Hat WIP flowers by Vivienne-Mercier Steampunk Hat WIP flowers :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Hat WIP hatband by Vivienne-Mercier Hat WIP hatband :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Steampunk Firefly by Vivienne-Mercier Steampunk Firefly :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Pill by Vivienne-Mercier Pill :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 1 0 Trick or Treat goblin by Vivienne-Mercier Trick or Treat goblin :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 0 0 Happy ghost family by Vivienne-Mercier Happy ghost family :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 2 0 Howie in purple by Vivienne-Mercier Howie in purple :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 1 0 Twin Blue Flames by Vivienne-Mercier Twin Blue Flames :iconvivienne-mercier:Vivienne-Mercier 2 0

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Dragon Charmer by sandara Dragon Charmer :iconsandara:sandara 4,118 117 Orchid Fox Room Guardian by AnyaBoz Orchid Fox Room Guardian :iconanyaboz:AnyaBoz 216 17 Golden Bronze Dragon Forest Eye Bracelet Cuff by LadyPirotessa Golden Bronze Dragon Forest Eye Bracelet Cuff :iconladypirotessa:LadyPirotessa 33 2 Sculptober: Chocolate by DragonsAndBeasties Sculptober: Chocolate :icondragonsandbeasties:DragonsAndBeasties 2,889 153 Painted Hippocampus by Reptangle Painted Hippocampus :iconreptangle:Reptangle 354 43 30 Days of Dragons - Day 13 - Cat Dragon by SpaceTurtleStudios 30 Days of Dragons - Day 13 - Cat Dragon :iconspaceturtlestudios:SpaceTurtleStudios 14 4 The Dragon by Albegoyec The Dragon :iconalbegoyec:Albegoyec 455 53 Dragon Crash by Hamsterfly Dragon Crash :iconhamsterfly:Hamsterfly 21,193 2,210 Evil One by FriesianFury Evil One :iconfriesianfury:FriesianFury 403 20 DESIGN AUCTION | Alaric | CLOSED by CobraVenom DESIGN AUCTION | Alaric | CLOSED :iconcobravenom:CobraVenom 110 11 Steampunk Hat Pendant by Wonder-fox Steampunk Hat Pendant :iconwonder-fox:Wonder-fox 93 8 Arbennigian Dry Coral Swamp - Artificial Enclosure by SonsationalCreations Arbennigian Dry Coral Swamp - Artificial Enclosure :iconsonsationalcreations:SonsationalCreations 33 7 Dragon's Love by Pierre-Lagarde Dragon's Love :iconpierre-lagarde:Pierre-Lagarde 1,181 101 Barn Owl Spirit Room Guardian by AnyaBoz Barn Owl Spirit Room Guardian :iconanyaboz:AnyaBoz 133 8 Darth Vader (Star Wars Collection) by j2Artist Darth Vader (Star Wars Collection) :iconj2artist:j2Artist 233 26 Coloured Pencil TUTORIAL by In-The-Distance Coloured Pencil TUTORIAL :iconin-the-distance:In-The-Distance 518 196

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Seagreen beaded box
This is a project that I did a couple years ago. It's a wooden cigar box that I decorated with paint, beads, and patterns cut from a textured wallpaper border. Sorry the pictures aren't better quality. It looks much better in real life than it does here.
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Earrings remake
I bought these great wooden gear earrings at Goodwill, and immediately knew I would use them in future steampunk projects. I disassembled them and repainted them. At the bottom are the paints I used to make bronze, copper, and iron-look gears, with the blue-green colors mixed to make a verdigris finish.
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Beautiful Decay
These are some roses that my boss gave me. I kept them for several weeks, until they turned a lovely dark purple-black and the texture was like crinkly paper. Meanwhile, the baby's breath flowers opened up and became quite pretty. 
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Steampunk Boots
I'm working on a pair of steampunk boots for my costume. Not completely finished, as I still have to complete the left boot, but the right boot is finished. Top left shows a collection of little bags and pouches that I'll be using with my costume. The biggest one I bought off eBay; it came with some brown nylon straps to go around the waist and upper thigh, but I'll be substituting with some leather straps or old belts. The littlest one I actually made myself, using scraps from an old jacket. Not sure what I'll use it for yet.  The others I bought at Goodwill. The orangey-brown one in the upper right is the one I used on the right boot, because I really wanted a pocket on at least one of the boots.

Upper right is a pair of earrings that I intended to remake into new earrings, but then realized they'd look really cool on my boots! I painted them coppery bronze and substituted some pretty teal beads for the boring black/grey rhinestones, and then sewed them on the sides of my boots, as you can see in the finished product.

Middle left is the boots (another thrift store find) before I refinished them, next to my cat, Elvira. She will not actually be part of my costume. :-] I decided I didn't like the plain brown, so I sponged on some of my multi-purpose paints in black and dark brown, and my trusty--and very old--Bob Ross foliage brush. I think I bought it when he was still on TV! Sadly, the bristles are starting to come out. Anyway, I have no idea how well this will work, as the boots are vinyl, and some paints don't stick well to vinyl. I figure if I get a couple wearings out of them, I'll be happy. I made all the decorations to be detachable so that I can switch them to another pair of boots if I have to.

Sorry for the blown-out details on that final image. I'll upload better pics ASAP, I promise!
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Steampunk hat final
Here is my steampunk hat in its final version. I wanted to add a feather, but I wanted it to be removable so I could pack the hat more easily in a box. To do this, I cut off a piece of plastic drinking straw and glued it behind the flowers where it can't be seen. I then wrapped the lower 2.5 inches or so of the feather with some cord (to make it thicker and sturdier). I can now stick the feather stem securely into the straw, and then remove it when I have to store the hat in a box.
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COMMISSIONS!!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 23, 2014, 8:25 PM




I need some Earth monies, so I am taking commissions. I will do a colored-pencil drawing of your favorite animal (living or extinct!) on a 9 X 12 sheet of Bristol board. Price will be $15 + $5 postage. Feel free to look through my DeviantArt gallery for an idea of the style of drawing and painting that I can do. 

  • Playing: The five-stringed poofle
  • Eating: Roast Arcturan duck with fintoosler mushrooms
  • Drinking: Triton Blue Chardonnay, 2146 vintage

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Vivienne-Mercier
Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
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United States
Current Residence: Prescott, Arizona

Previous Residence: Cleveland, Ohio

Favourite genre of music: 1980s rock, pop, techno, metal...almost anything but country or rap

Shell of choice: murex ramosus

Wallpaper of choice: I prefer a nice, smooth paint job.

Skin of choice: extra-crispy, lightly seasoned

Favourite cartoon character: Squicky, the Airsick Airplane

Personal Quote: This reality sucks. Can I have a new one?

Favourite Pie: Raspberry

Current art obsessions: loom knitting and upcycling

Favourite Mode of Transportation: Giant Robotic Spider

Favourite Holiday: Halloween

Favourite way of spelling "favourite": Favourite
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:iconjademacalla:
jademacalla Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thanks very much for the Watch! :salute:
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! I love your photography. The poses are great!
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES TO YOUR SIGNATURE. JUST YES.
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Thanks!
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yw! I love that book soooo much XD (even though The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is still my favourite lol)
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eevee-lily Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Photographer
hellooooo : ) gosh., I have been so terrible at visiting other people on here ! xx
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just finished moving into a little house from my even smaller apartment, so I haven't had Internet service in about three weeks. That really sucked, not being able to check up on people at my favorite websites!
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eevee-lily Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Photographer
ah that explains it !!
I did not know you were moving : )
hope you are settling in well
(( hugs))
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Badhead-Gadroon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I tagged ye! {X>3 [link]
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ReincarnationsDotCom Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for adding our Dreamer's Moon chair to your collections! :)
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