Over the years, I have picked up some beautiful old religious reliquaries. The details inside these special shrines are beautiful. Often times I wonder how they came to be and what was going through the minds of the artists of these relics.
When the new Four Portals stamps were released, I knew right away what I wanted to create. To somehow replicate the beauty of the miniature shrines and solder them into a small box that would fit into the stamped clay shrine. An old relic reinvented in a new way.
Using the Sacre Coeur art stamp as the centerpiece, the beauty started to evolve. With vintage papers as the background, some vintage glass glitter, some metal bullion and faceted beads, the reliquary started to take shape.
I love how we are able to create a very vintage looking piece from the vast assortment of Sandr Evertson's Art Stamps.
Sandra Evertson FOUR PORTALS Art Stamps “Esoteric”
Sandra Evertson MUSE Art Stamps "Sacre Coeur"
Ice Resin Iced Enamels Garnet
Ice Resin Iced Enamels German Silver