Tag Archive: tile

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 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 11

How to turn a “Ribba” frame into a “Ribba” shadowbox

ribba crow

 Here’s a ribba shadowbox, which I bought from Ikea years ago and used to frame this small tile. Unfortunately, they discontinued this model.  Here’s what they carry now. They’re very cheap frames. The smallest was only $1.99 yesterday. Not a bad size for people who want to do small multi-media projects and want a self-contained …

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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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Feb 03

Spoon Rest With Wing Sprig

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  Ironically, I’e been coming up with soap-dish designs for a friend of mine who runs a soap company, but this pattern isn’t in the running. I made the basic form of this by extruding soft clay through a die. The die is shaped like a smiley-mouth with fangs. That’s the best way I can …

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