Day 23 - An image from my collection of design catalogues was an obvious choice for this week’s theme. It makes me giggle. And still being sick I needed a laugh! Being so small I knew I needed something behind the image so chose a snippet of wrapping paper that had the perfect combination of turquoise and burnt orange. First a wash of both, then went in with quite a bit of pigment and dried with the heat gun which formed the "tree/branch" effect. I glued on both paper and image to the right of this.
Needing something to anchor the vertical elements, horizontally, I added a fairly pigmented strip across all layers. The butt looked a little stark by contrast so added some turquoise (pthalo blue) and "blew" it northward with my heat gun. Perfect! I left the gun on to bring out a bit of bubbly texture along the edges then scuffed Gold Metal (Modern Options) to highlight them.
Not obvious here, but because of some extraneous glue from the paper used to create the strip, I had to add a layer of matte medium. I really didn’t like the look and so added some Pourable Medium from Liquitex as a final coat. The piece is quite glossy which really brings out the colours on this piece.