Tag Archive: shrine

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 26

Mulberry Wands Cover Mockup Two

MulberryWands second mockup

Still working on the cover for Mulberry Wands. I looked up fonts and decided on this one, Gondola, from dafont. I readjusted the skulls so you could see them better, and photographed it again, but the skulls were too far back, so I made stands for them. That didn’t work either, so I pushed them …

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Apr 07

Empty Mulberry Wands Box

empty mulberry wands box

  This is the empty  box I’m going to use for the cover of MULBERRY WANDS, the sequel to ALTERNATE SUSAN. I made it much bigger this time, but still with the same proportions so I didn’t have to do much editing on gimp to make it work as the cover of the book. I …

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Aug 08

Alternate Susan Box

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Here are some pictures of the box I made to use for the cover of my latest novel, Alternate Susan. Typically, fantasy novels have professionally painted oil paintings, unless they’re YA, in which case they have close ups of the faces of gorgeous teen girls.  But, you don’t go to the shelves with the art …

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Sep 18

Heart Mirror Icon

heart mirror icon

I made this because I wanted to spend the afternoon doing art, and playing with polymer clay is a good one-day project. I have a book on making mosaics and mosaic tiles from polymer clay that I have been using as inspiration for a while.  I especially liked the icon images, which I took from …

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