Kolesnikov on PCDaily

Thinking of making a journal for the new year? London’s Aniko Kolesnikova (MandarinDuck) excels at creating finely textured sculpted polymer tiles. When baked and then glued onto blank book covers, the humble journals speak volumes.

The Indian elephant piece to the left is the early, unpainted version of the tile. Layers later, washes of paint and highlights of color make the image much richer. Nothing Aniko has shown before has captured so much attention she says.

Kolesnikov on PCDaily

You can watch a terrific timelapse of her making a floral journal on YouTube and she hints that a tutorial about the elephant will follow.

Aniko shares her inspirations online on Pinterest and sells on Etsy. See more in process shots of this piece on Flickr.

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  • reply Marian Hertzog ,

    Amazing detail! Could be wall art as well as on a journal. I journal all of the time so I wouldn’t want to use this! Coffee table art? Beautiful work!

    • reply Jeannie Havel ,

      It’s been wonderful to watch this young artist expand her creativity and push new boundaries for herself and the medium.

      • reply Mary Vanderwood ,

        That is the most amazingly beautiful journal I’ve seen. She truly captures the essence of the elephant ???

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