I meant to have started to share this project the other day, but forgot.
|Planning the layout|
I then set to with the Powertex and some strips of t-shirt material and created the basis of the canvas
|2nd stage different angle of view|
Today I started on the painting using Pebeo DYNA iridescent paints and some primary element pigments mixed with Pebeo Gel
|Flowers painted (picture taken in sunshine)|
|Flowers painted (picture taken in shade)|
The big dilemma now is how to finish off the material - Do I leave it black, do I paint it some sort of blue, do I dry brush it with a colour, or do I add gilding wax? Any thoughts dear followers?
I like the black, but think it needs "lifting". I am toying with the idea of using the Pebeo Blue/black iridescent paint. Decisions, Decisions - so I have dipped another piece of material in Powertex and am waiting for that to dry to try out some effects on it as a sample. Then hopefully I can finish the project.
I also have to decide what to do with the hole in the middle - I am thinking something mirror-like, but as this is probably going on garden wall, I don't want the sun reflecting on the mirror too much. I am thinking another piece of material stuck behind with Pebeo mirror foil finish to it. We shall see - watch this space!