Category Archive: alternart

Oct 19

Spine Cavity Shrine

spine cavity shrine

I did this shrine earlier this year, in late spring, at the same time I did the copper queen shrine. I’ve been heavily influenced by Laurie Mika’s work, and I love her icon faces, even though I don’t much like using other people’s art in my work. So I decided to sculpt a face out …

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Jun 29

Copper Queen Shrine

copper queen shrine

 I started out just making a lot of pieces for shrine boxes. Making these boxes is a technique I learned from a book called “Creating Personal Shrines” by Carol Owen. Basically, you paint both sides of foamcore with acrylic (or gesso? Maybe gesso works too) and let it dry. Then you glue ricepaper to each …

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May 25

Shadowed Tree Postcard

shadowed trees postcard

This was my first experiment using stencils and modeling paste. I bought the stencil at a craft store in Chandler, but I hadn’t yet gotten around to using it. The modeling paste (which I will be using again, since I bought it in a rather large jar, on sale) is so thick that the best …

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Apr 22

Jane’s Book

Jane's book interior

  This is a book-box I made for my friend Jane. I had started with another book, but I made a mistake on that one and glued the back cover to the inside before I was ready. This one I kept it free and didn’t glue on the inside until I was prepared. One of …

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Apr 06

Magpie Postcard

flying magpie postcard

This is another postcard where I sketched the bird on the printed-resist paper and then filled it in with ink later. You can see the script in the magpie’s wing. I used white ink on the white patch on the wing and the neck and tail, but it’s very difficult to tell, which makes me …

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