Tag Archive: stamp

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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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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May 19

Day and Night Shrine

gold and blue celestial shrine

  I had prepared two shrine blanks to work on, and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with them, but I ¬†knew that one of them had to involve this color combination of blue+apricot yellow/orange. I started by gluing the wooden frame (I mitered and glued them years ago out of extra wooden …

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May 05

Copper-Green Goldfish Mosaic

copper goldfish shrine

  This is the shrine I referenced in the greenman shrine of a few weeks ago. It’s actually more of a mosaic than a shrine. I made most of the tiles during a marathon polymer-clay session last summer. I do most of my polymer clay sessions in the summer because my studio had no heat, …

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Jan 30

Bird Book Cover

bird book cover

This book started out being my favorite one, and ended up being my least favorite. I had a scrap of simply printed white and ¬†taupe on blue calico. Perfect for this modern-retro simple-chic aesthetic which I know well but haven’t got the right name for. I have some splendid butterfly and moth stamps, and it’s …

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