In case I haven’t drilled it into my readers’ heads, I really love making craft projects for Kha-her-Ka. This is a piece I’ve had for a few years, so unfortunately there’s no tutorial for it. I did, however, pour out more decoupage glue / sealant than I intended, so I tried to use it where I could.
The actual stand is just a one-a-day calendar stand that I modified. I drew Aset and Nebet-het in a position that adores the djed pillar. I think colored it with acrylic paint and ink. Sadly, even after all these years the sealant made the ink bleed.
I used the binding as the platform for the djed pillar by cutting it off with a sharp knife, glued cardstock on both sides, then glued it to the parts that originally held the calendar dates.
The newest addition to the display was the border. I took some papyrus scraps from another project and some ribbon I use to scrapbook. First I glued down the papyrus scraps over the edges. I let the papyrus dry before gluing the ribbon pieces down. After that dried I trimmed to fit and applied the sealant.
In case you were wondering, I didn’t forget the corners.
The djed pillar, while a little worn, is actually a piece I’m most proud of. I keep getting junk mail for credit card offers so I used this project to vent my frustration via paper-mache. Yes, I’m fully aware it’s wholly inaccurate.
I placed the pillar upright for the purpose of photographing, but I don’t place it upright until the last day of Kha-her-Ka.