‘Nique o’ the Day – Joss paper undercover

This is less of a technique and more of a lucky find. When we were visiting my friend Victoria, she gave me some joss paper – also known as ghost money, they are sheets of paper that are burned in traditional Chinese deity or ancestor worship ceremonies during special holidays. They also happen to be a very nice fit for the first layer of the Kindle covers that I design and construct. You can see from the photos that they wrap well around the base construction. The paper is not very heavy and will need to be reinforced by other stronger paper layers, but the gilt finish takes on glazes and inks very well. The last photo is of work in progress, some with joss paper background layers.

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