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Prayer Stone by impluvium Prayer Stone by impluvium
This is a new take on the traditional prayer designs, which are drawn on handmade paper. I found an almost perfectly white stone next to some otter tracks (at least, I think they're otter...) while I was walking on the shore of Lake Michigan, and it was practically begging to be made into something special.

I used the same fade-proof, water-proof ink I use for the paper prayer designs, and then I sealed the ink with wax. The sealing process is a delicate procedure involving a tea-light candle and lots of soft tissue. The wax brought out a rich, honey-brown tone on the surface of the rock and left it feeling extremely warm and kind of magical after all was said and done. I will definitely be making more of these.

For more information about my prayer designs, please visit my journal.
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LamirandeArt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great idea... a prayer stone...
And a very nice design.
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impluvium Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! It was fun to make. :)
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socks4615 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It almost looks like an egg... kinda flat for an egg, but who knows?
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impluvium Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
It was very smooth and the color was almost a bleached white... so, yeah, quite a bit like an egg. It's out of my hands now, so if something hatches out of it, I know someone who's going to have a BIG surprise. *laughs*
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Quassy-Modo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably the prettiest weirding stone I have ever seen.
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impluvium Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
"Weirding stone." That's the first time I've heard that term. Did you just come up with it?
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Quassy-Modo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly? I'm not entirely sure where I got the term, as I've encountered weirding stones in myriad books and movies. Weirding stones are used in divination or magic, much like rune stones, which I guess they are. In Stephen King's Storm of the Century the term was used more accurately, as one of the oldest forms of gambling or voting. Dark for (red or black) stones and light (grey or white)used to cast lots, usually as simply as a "yes or no".
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impluvium Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
I'm familiar with rune stones, but hadn't heard them specifically called "weirding stones" before. Interesting. Thanks for the info!
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Quassy-Modo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)
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