am researching info for an article and class on shrines. That inspired
me to create one with Creative Paperclay®. I always roll out my clay
between layers of wax paper and also let them dry on it. It won't warp
this way. I texturized it with a homemade stamp.
Metal Leaf and Adhesive size
I sprinkled the mica flakes on to the clay and rolled it in. The edges are left rough.
Next I stamped into the clay and added a cast Buddha. When dry, I sealed it with polymer medium.
metallic gold wash was added. When dry a burnt umber stain was applied
and the alphabet letters were added. The white liquid over the Buddha is
adhesive size for the metal leaf. It goes on white. When it turns clear
it is ready to use.
applied the metal leaf and decided I wanted more on the top and bottom
for balance. On the Buddha I added a burnt umber stain then I added a
floater on the back so it can be hung on a wall with a bit of a shadow.