This 3D itrem was entered into the 2005 Stampede, Contest and won an Honourable Mention ribbon in the category "Calligraphy - Miscellaneous"

"Read Books"

Word portion: 5 1/2 w x 7" h each
Total width: 13 1/2" w

I used air drying clay and formed it around a metal bookend for strength. After the clay was dry I rubbed it with various distress ink pad colors. I mixed some clay dust with white glue and spread that in various areas to give a textural difference between the matt and glossy areas. I then coated it with mineral spirits.