Monday, March 06, 2006
Close-up of chess section: I found a travel-size chess set at the thrift store and used a couple pieces from that in this section, painting them the same colors as the box. I also carved several rubber stamps of chess pieces, the impressions of which show up in black here. The paper in the back is from a book of chess moves. I have no idea how to read it, but I thought it looked fascinating. I inked, crumpled, and mod podged the paper before glueing it in place. I didn't flatten it out so it sticks up 3-D like with the crumples. The key is attached to the box with copper wire that goes through a hole in the top and winds around a twig.