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 …
This is a slightly-more-successful postcard, even though I don’t like the way the nose worked out. Also, I should have made my sketch lines more sketchy, because you can see the shoulder and hip circles I drew when I was figuring out the proportions. I do like the orange color. I’m quite fond of foxes.
I used some of Tim Holz’s interesting Kraft scrapbook paper as a base here. The thing about this paper is that the design itself isn’t very noticeable until you paint over with ink or a paint wash. Then the resist-printed design shows through. I did the sketch on the left and the owl on the …