The next step in my Lovers tarot challenge project for pcagoe is to make the background. I used the mokume gane technique, first making the cube, then cutting thin slices. I started with a red/black/white/silver theme and decided these really don't fit with the project - so I'm saving them for the Queen of Hearts.
I used some better (well, more appropriate, anyway) colors on the next try. I made a mokume gane square and sliced it both directions to get some abstract pattern and some stripes.
I then carefully laid alternating pieces on another sheet of clay, rolled the whole thing smooth, and cut out equally-sized squares by laying a square of cardboard on top of the clay and cutting around it with the "magic knife."
These squares will make the background of my picture.
Stay tuned for the last step and the finished product!