The hamsa is a hand-shaped amulet, believed by some to offer protection against the evil eye. It’s all superstition, of course, but some fun imagery to play with. I purchased the cut file from etsy and did a few variations. I have seeming mountains of fun paper and wanted to see what I could make that has some dimension. The text is “shalom” in Hebrew text, which means peace.
The hanging one is roughly 7x10, blue paper glued to 0.1 chipboard, cut, then contrasting blue glued to the back. The text is another layer of paper on chipboard. A mishap in the settings meant a portion behind the text didn’t cut through and I couldn’t get it out safely. Live and learn!
The two smaller ones are about 4.5x6 and paper on thinner board. I managed to get settings that made little enough soot that I don’t have to mask. Woot!