Tag: laurie mika

Dec 01

Angel Icon Tile

This was the last, biggest tile from Laurie Mika’s workshop this summer at Art Unraveled. One of the things I love most about Laurie Mika’s work is her saintly icons. I always wondered how she did them, how she got all the cool painted faces. Simply enough, she prints them out and cuts them up …

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Nov 24

Sun Tile

This was another tile from Laurie Mika’s workshop this summer, to which I added four tiny seed beads. I’m not very proud of the sloppy paint job around the rays; I should have taken more time with the paint. At the art store, they have seemingly dozens of different types of paints, inks, dyes, and …

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Nov 10

Crowned Heart Tile

This was one of the stamped clay tiles I made at Laurie Mika’s workshop this summer. People who are familiar with Laurie Mika’s work may recognize this stamp, because she’s used it often. I added the crown charm from a collection I’d bought on my own. One of my co-students generously let me use her …

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Oct 27

Palm Reading Tile

I took a workshop with Laurie Mika, an artist I admire who works primarily with polymer clay. There were other of her workshops I wanted to take more, but time and money made them unfeasible, so I took the one about painting on clay. The techniques themselves were pretty simple and straighforward. I learned the …

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