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.
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