Tonight, a sneak preview of the magic scrolls:
I had projected that the first lot of scrolls would be ready by February 14. It’s going to be a little longer – getting all the materials here in Mexico has been tough! But we’re on track now… lots of late nights with red wine and potions lie ahead.
This is the draft for a custom ordered scroll. This one will be enchanted for a peaceful family.
The mated pair of swans touch beaks as their children sleep nestled under their wings.
This is a draft in oil pastel. The final will be on handmade paper in specially prepared gouache, pen and ink.
Here you can see two sheets of the handmade paper. I’ve trimmed the edges in two different styles.
On the left is a “natural” edge. I created it by folding and stressing the paper. It makes for a very straight, but still organic edge.
On the right is the treasure map edge. This is made by carefully tearing the paper by hand. It’s wilder and more fringed.
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Which style edge do you like better?