Tag Archive: polymer clay

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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Dec 01

Angel Icon Tile

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

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

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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