“Horse Portrait” was stamped on a prepared domino with a black “Staz-on” stamp pad. A fine tip brown Sharpie was used to add highlights to the stamped image. Preparing the domino was done by bleaching it and letting it dry. Next, it was stippled with a mix of White Pearl Lumiere mixed with some Copper Pearl Ex. It was edged with a Sharpie bold-tip gold pen. Domino by Chris Coslet.
“Deer Petroglyph, Lg.” is stamped in a flat piece of silver Sculpey II clay. The surface is rubbed with copper Pearl Ex and sprayed with a glaze after being baked. A piece of tan parchment card stock is edged with a copper Krylon Leafing pen and layered on a silver piece of card stock which has been edged with copper, also. The clay piece is glued over strips of black and copper card stock which have been glued in an asymmetrical pattern starting at different parts of the frame. Card by Margaret Wiggin.
“Native American Dancer #1” is embossed in black on white card stock, colored with markers and cut out leaving some of the white as background. Background card stock is created by repeatedly and randomly stamping “Zuni Pot, Lg.” on tan card stock using a Versamark pad and rubbing on a couple of colors of Pearl Ex. Fiber is stretched to form a border by attaching it to notches in each corner. The notches are made using a corner punch. Four of the Navajo designs are cut from gold embossed on white card stock and placed in the corners. This is layered on maroon card stock which has been bordered with “Southwest Border” embossed in black on tan card stock. Card by Davetta Alexander.
“Zuni Pot, Lg.” is stamped with a tinted embossing pad on black card stock measuring 4″ x 3″, embossed with copper embossing powder and painted with a metallic Pearl Ex water color palette. That is edged with a copper Krylon Leafing pen and glued to a piece of ivory parchment card stock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ as shown. “Gecko, Lg.” is embossed in copper on black card stock, cut out and the gecko’s body is rounded with a spoon or your fingers so that the body appears to be round. Mount the gecko with a strip of Goop (silicone) only under his torso. Edge the card with a copper Krylon Leafing pen. Card by Margaret Wiggin.
“Southwest Frame, Lg.” was stamped onto confetti tan card stock. The same image was stamped with Staz-on ink on a transparency and the insides of each square were cut to create a mask. This was used to stamp “Kokopelli #8, Med.” in Old Olive, “Navajo Design” in Rust, “Sunburst, Sm.” in Mustard, “Beaded Feather, Sm.” in Ruby Red, “Dream catcher, Sm.” in Navy and, “Wild Arabian Horse”, in Chocolate Brown. A Pearl Ex pallette was used to highlight Kokopelli with green, Navajo design with copper and the Sunburst with gold. The horse was water colored with Cocoa. Mustard highlights were added to the mane. The entire card was then sponged with Chocolate Brown, Rust and Caramel inks. The mask was used again, and each square was sponged with more Chocolate Brown to highlight them and sponged more heavily around the edges. Card by Chris Coslet.