12.9.13

Handmade Ceramic Flowers and Embellishments

Handmade Ceramic Flowers
Handmade Ceramic Flowers 
Dear friends,in the recent past I have bombarded you with lots of foam flowers..well now sharing ceramic flowers made using ceramic powder and white glue.
I used 2 pattern papers to alter this box into a memory box.
Altered Box
Lots of different types of handmade flowers adorn this memory box : handmade foam roses ,quilled paper flowers, and handmade ceramic flowers
Handmade ceramic flowers
The front of the box has MS heart punch lacy border with  pearly  plastic butterflies and a handmade ceramic butterfly
Handmade Ceramic Butterfly
I used a plunger cutter to cut the butterfly from homemade ceramic dough.I experimented with normal pearl acrylic paint but it didnt look so nice.Later experimented with spray paint and got a beautiful shiny silver hue on my handmade ceramic butterfly.
Handmade Ceramic Butterfly
I kept the ceramic flowers and leaves uncolored..just added pearl centers and distressed the petal edges to blend with the rest of the box! I love how delicate looking yet sturdy these ceramic flowers are!
Handmade Ceramic Flowers 
These ceramic flowers are the successful ones of my experiment.They were super easy to make but my 2nd attempt at making homemade ceramic dough didnt turn out too good!!Once I perfect the ceramic dough recipe and techniques will share a tutorial on how to make your own handmade ceramic flowers.
Handmade Ceramic Flowers 
I lined all sides of the box with floral and fruit themed pattern paper [DCWV]and added more handmade ceramic flowers.
Handmade Ceramic flowers
The foam roses made with this Foam Rose tutorial has silver handmade ceramic leaves.
Handmade Foam flowers
This memory box was inspired by our family vacation to Malaysia and I incorporated some of my most cherished memories into it [Picking up beautiful shells at Langkawi beach and walking with peacocks at the largest Aviary in the world at Kualalumpur]
Shell craft
Inserted a die cut paper net [Provocraft die]with distressed edges under the ceramic leaves and places some shells and a pearl near the foam rose flower.
Handmade foam flowers
I spray painted the chipboard peacock and placed it on a 3 D pedestal made of 3 folded MS punch hearts.
Handmade foam flowers
I used a different Foam rose tutorial to make this foam rose
Handmade Foam roses
Here is the back side of the memory box with MS punched lace and green lace
Handmade Foam flowers
Distressed the edges of  Spellbinder floral oval die cuts and popped up the stamped "Magical Memories" sentiment on a quilled shape[ can be better seen in a side view picture above].To gel wit the rest of the project, added some brown and pink quilled flowers!
Quilled flowers
Added pearly buttons on the centers of the quilled flowers.
Quilled flowers
I hope you are still with me in this visual trip!! And wish me luck to get the ceramic dough recipe perfected so that I can soon share a tutorial to make lots of ceramic embellishments including handmade ceramic clay flowers.
Handmade Ceramic Flowers 

91 comments:

  1. It's BEAUTIFUL!!! All the different flowers are stunning; particularly the ceramic ones. Along with all the other embellishments makes this one gorgeous box!!! I'm just always so impressed with your works of art!!!

    I've never heard of ceramic powder before and I love the look of your flowers, so I can't wait for a tutorial -- I'll definitely have to try these!

    Hugs, my friend!

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  2. another lovely creation, Dr. Sonia.

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  3. Fabulous work, Sonia! Quilling, shell craft, foam flowers! You are a lady of many talents!
    I used to make flowers from cold porcelain and then colour them with acrylics. You've inspired me! x

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  4. Such a beauty Dr.Sonia..... Love the peacock on the 3D pedestal, and ur ceramic flowers hav turned out soo beautiful. Love the papers too.... All the best for the challenges

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  5. WOW!!! This is gorgeous!!!

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  6. Such pretty flowers and the ceramic flowers are fabulous. Love the lace border on your memory box, too. It's a treasure.

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  7. Beautiful ceremic flowers and lovely box.

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  8. your ceramic flowers are beautiful! i love the curved 'movement' they have. and your quilling is always gorgeous!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  9. Sonia
    Awesome, breathtakingly beautiful and I just love all your flowrs. Such a gorgeous box with the beautiful colors of pink and brown.
    Whoever gets this will treasure it for sure.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such great comments. I have been very lazy with card making this summer. Hope to get at it again soon although we are having some serious family health problems happening right now.
    Myrna

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  10. you are the queen of flower making. Is there any material you can't make a flower from :)

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  11. Dr. Sonia,
    Beautiful composition of textures.
    Full of wonderful details.
    Hugs!

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  12. Oh wow, this is stunning!! What a gorgeous box!! Everything you incorporated into it, like the beautiful shells, is just fabulous!! Love, love it!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Gorgeous Memory box! Your details are amazing! Carri~Abusybee

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  14. I loved that pink box Sonia, beautiful. Peacock and pink roses fit perfectly.

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  15. Wow, what can't you not do Sonia! LOL!
    This is fantastic, love those ceramic flowers and the rest of the details on your beautiful masterpiece box... It's just so gorgeous....

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  16. beautifully decorated... amazing...

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  17. WOW!!! These are Stunning Sonia..Loz

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  18. WOW Sonia...This is sooo pretty!!! Loved the clay flowers and all the detailing you have added...Thanq so much for playing alog with us at DCAM challenge #2 Shabby is chick....

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  19. It is gorgeous, Sonia, love the ceramic flowers and the peacock!!

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  20. Thank you for your comment Dr. Sonia, I was just coming to visit you when I saw your comment.

    This is such a lovely and well decorated box. You have used so many different types of flowers and I especially love the quilled flowers.

    NancyD

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  21. Gorgeous box. Love the ceramic flowers and all the embellishments :)

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  22. You do a fabulous job of making every creation more beautiful. I can't take my eyes off it.

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  23. The box looks gorgeous Sonia! :) Love the ceramic flowers esp. I have tried making them too...made ceramic roses...They came out well but since I'm not a very patient person, didn't continue making them! I need to try these pretty flowers... Love the peacock embellishment too...the butterflies are gorgeous...thanks for sharing this beautiful box with us :)

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    1. Oh Sindhu please do share your roses!!

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  24. What a GORGEOUS project! WOW, the details are so fabulous! I love all the dimension and the ceramic flowers are out of this world:) Beautifully done!
    Sherrie K

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  25. too much of shabbiness, loving it sonia

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  26. very beautiful!! the ceramic flowers are lovely!! thanks for visiting me to check :) so sweet of you.. I have replied to your comment on my blog :)
    -Berina

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  27. Box is very pretty. Ceramic flowers are neat and perfect. I always get cracks while working with ceramic powder. Waiting for your tutorial. Spray paints have worked well on ceramic embellishments.

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    1. Sharanyaa..my first ceramic dough was fab but the 2nd one turned out all squishy. I have had these ceramic flowers in my stash for over 6 months now and none of them have developed cracks!

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  28. Great work Dr. Loved the simplicity of the ceramic flowers! Waiting for the tutorial now...

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  29. What a feast for the eyes Sonia, it reminds me of a Summers garden.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  30. This is soooo Fabulous Dr Sonia.. my favorite peacock, butterfly and foam roses are here ..you have embedded all the crafts in one card.. its a treat for crafters ...and forgot to mention about ceramic flowers and leaves they are outstanding and the silver colour for leaves made special..i hav searched for ceramic powder in local stores but didnt get so i use mseal my favorite..and all the best for challenges and waiting for the tutorial :)

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    1. Radhika it is available at both Devi and co and Itsy Bitsy Bangalore.

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    2. Thanks for the info Dr sonia..by the way added the followers button and improving my blog by ur tips..

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  31. Oh my! This is soooooooo pretty! :)

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  32. Another gorgeous creation! Love the quilled paper!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  33. Do share the tutorial Doctor Your ceramic flowers look do elegant and you were right to leave it as they are. I must admit I had to look for the ceramic flowers since the other flowers are so colourful.

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    1. Thank you so much Suganthi yes in the photo the foam roses hog the limelight but when the box is right in front of you the ceramic flowers take all the glory cos of their unique look! And yes I will surely share the tutorial once I can figure out the exact ingredients measurement. These flowers are the result of an experiment which turned out right..my 2nd attempt was not so successful!!

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  34. Så lekkert med mange fine detaljer.

    Klem Connie

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  35. wow.. thats crazy in beauty... its awesome.. lovely colors and decoration.

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  36. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

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  37. Awesome...stunned! Thats all I can say...You are queen of making cards.

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  38. All the flowers are beautiful!! Waiting for the tutorial!

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  39. what a feast for your eyes how gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

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  40. wow..lot of embellishments..Love the ceramic flowers..Waiting for the tut..

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  41. Dr. Sonia this is such a beautiful creations as always.
    Love these pretty ceramic & foam flowers !
    Thank u for joining us over at Crafters Corner Challenge !

    Riti (DT)

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  42. This is just gorgeous Dr. Sonia! I love the ceramic flowers! That's so clever! The butterflies are so pretty too! Love it! :)

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  43. wow. Loved your ceramic flowers. They look awesome.Would love to see a tutorial on them too :)

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  44. Dr Sonia,
    I truly don't have words, other than beautiful, gorgeous,excellent,lovely, wonderful! All I can say is WOW WOW WOW!!! :)

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  45. Wow Dr. Sonia!!! These ceramic flowers and creations are sooo perfect!!!!! I love how you distress some of the flowers and leaves, they are amazing , Your memory box is so well decorated with so many interesting embellies!!! Beautiful job my friend and I can't wait to see the tutorial on how to make the ceramic flowers!!! eeeek! hugs

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  46. Your ceramic flowers are absolutely brilliant and I love the paper flowers too!

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at TIOT!

    Claudia x

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  47. What a lot of detail to look at - just amazing. We have been to Langkawi & saw beautiful shells but we couldn't bring any home as every one had a hermit crab inside!!

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  48. Gorgeous box. love all your wonderful hand made flowers. thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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  49. What a fantastic project. Love the flowers. xx

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  50. what a wonderful creation, thank you for sharing with us at TIOT.EE

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  51. Great work and lovely colours. I just love all your details. Thanks for Joining us at Creative Card Crew!
    Hugs, Yvonne

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  52. That is a superb memory box love those ceramic flowers :) beautiful work Thanks for playing with us at BGC
    Hugs
    Pj

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  53. Gorgeous! Is the pink your choice or Prisha is dictating working paletted nowadays? ;)

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    1. Pritesh I do take little ones guidance for embellishments and colors..I feel she is a good critique!!!

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  54. Such a great image and lovely project .Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our With wings challenge hugs txx (DT)

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  55. What a gorgeous box! You really added some beautiful handmade items to your creation. I'd love to see a tute on the ceramic flowers. They're simple but really make a statement. Hugs!

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  56. Gorgeous layout Dr. Sonia...loved the peacock most.

    I read about ceramic clay u have mentioned...here is a proper recipe for that. I have used it for years..it never gets cracked.

    First of all i must clear about ceramic powder.Few ppl call french chalk as ceramic powder and few call marble dust as ceramic powder. But to my knowledge the refined form of marble dust is ceramic powder.You will easily get both from a gud hardware shop.

    To half a normal bowl of ceramic powder add 2 to 3 spoons full of zinc oxide and sieve thm together thru muslin cloth . Now keep on adding fevicol MR in small portions and make it in a dough( The same way we kneed a dough for chapatti)

    Now why we are adding zinc oxide??
    This will avoid cracks after drying..but this shud be added only if you want to make big projects..like bigger flowers then what you have made in your above project. These flowers are too small...so u can avoid adding zinc oxide for thys particular size.

    Another question...why ppl are adding white acrylic color also??
    Ceramic clay is itself white in color..i hv used oil paints on that. there it is must to add white acrylic paint as it tends like a primer.Ceramic powder will soak the color and wont give proper shine of coloring if u not giving a coat of primer. So by adding white acrylic color we r skipping one step.Once you decide what color medium you are using u can either add or avoid adding white acrylic paint.

    Now what if u don't get marble dust or zincoxide in your local area??
    Don't worry...ask for Telcome Mitti Powder. Its a small red color packet easily available at hardware shops.I use to get it for 25 rs few yrs back. If i m not mistaken its a pack of 200 or 250 gms.

    Hope this helps :)
    I will try to post my work with ceramic clay on fb...but that has been done yrs back.



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    1. Thank you so much Rajni ji I didnt seive the ceramic and zn oxide but yes did knead ceramic powder to dough consistency.

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  57. Wow.This is so pretty.Love the ceramic flowers and the combination of foam and quilled flowers.There are so many things to look at and I am glad you described all of it.Great project.Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters corner challenge #12.Wish you all the best!

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  58. Oh GOODNESS! This is an AMAZING work of art! The time alone to create this beauty! Your attention to detail.....TREMENDOUS! What a beautiful keepsake! Thank you for the inspiration. Thank you for the wonderfully kind comment on my blog too my crafty friend!!!! You inspire me to try my hand at quilling. Something I have never done :-)

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  59. so beautiful, I have never heard of ceramic flowers...
    bibiana

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  60. I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your posts.

    I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

    Have a beautiful week!

    Lots of BIG Hugs,

    Deborah

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  61. Wow Sonia..Its awesome...just fabulous.... Thanks for playing along with us at DCAM Challenge Shabby is Chic.

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  62. Absolutely awesome creation and you are so generous for sharing everything and in amazing detail too.
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
    CHris

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  63. OMG these foam flowers looks so real with that silver leaf touch :) Handmade things are always precious!!

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  64. beautiful, Dr. Sonia!!!

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  65. stunning and very creative, I adore all your different kinds of handmade flowers. thank you for joining us at Imagination Crafts challenges

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  66. You altered the box in a lovely memory box. The ceramic flowers, leaves and butterfly are beautiful.

    Best wishes, Wies

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  67. This is a fab creation. Thanks for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future monthly challenges
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  68. Hello, my friend!!! Stopping by to say hi! Can't wait to see your next gorgeous creation!

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  69. Your altered box is very romantic! And these ceramic flower look lovely. You have a fine attention to detail in your beautiful designs.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Thank you so much Terri..ha ha glad you felt it looked romantic...it was the effect I wanted

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  70. sonia,
    your box is awesome.. you should enter this for the itsybitsy's P challenge. I really think you will win it.

    All the best..
    Lija

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    1. OH.. No... Your creation has to be after 15th Sept for entering into the challenge..

      LIja

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    2. Yes Lija though its ideal for the Itsy Bitsy challenge I had made it before it was announced. So sweet of you drop me such loving comments!!

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  71. This is such a beautiful box you have created ... all the gorgeous details, and I adore that Peacock, omg its beautiful .. and your flowers.

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    1. Thank you so much Sandie...the peacock is my fav chipboard embellie

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  72. Such an elegant creation , love that peacock , you have put somuch of thought in this project ...Gorgeous ... Thanks for playing along at DCAM CHALLENGE #2 SHABBY IS CHIC!

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  73. Such an sweet creation . Love the colors :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at DCAM Challenge # 2 SHABBY IS CHIC

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  74. Absolutely Gorgeous project & Fine Tutorial Sonia !
    Thanks for playing with us at Crafters Corner !

    See you in our next challenge.
    Hugs,
    Riti (DT CRAFTERS CORNER)

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  75. This is brilliant!!! Loved every part of this!! Such gorgeous foam and ceramic flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at BGC!!
    Love,
    Nikita.. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Nikita

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  76. Hi Dr Sonia.. I was MIA since Sept..got both my legs fractured..thanks for the msg.
    Another beautiful tutorial..the distressing on edges of the petal is giving a definition to it. TFS
    Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenge#4. All The Best !!

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    1. Oh dear that is so sad Poornima. Wish you speedy recovery

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