The other day, after I finished my little Freya statue, I had lots of leftover paper-maché clay. I figured I could use it to make a smaller travelling set. Runes are traditionally made from wood, so technically... You could say that mini set is also made of wood (paper really... With a whole heap of other binders, but hey... It's still wood-based.) ;) It's surprisingly solid, much like ceramic, but half the weight. I engraved the symbols with a tiny chisel. As for the stain, I used a combination of acrylic binder and natural red ochre pigment I obtained by crushing rocks I found at the Redcliffe peninsula.