As soon as I saw this photo’ of nephew Charlie & his son Henry’s hands I knew
I wanted to do something with it - not that using photos is my preferred choice but
this one did call to me.
Colour scheme was easy as Charlie favours black & grey so that was sorted
from the get-go.
from the get-go.
A 12x12 canvas (30x30 cm) was primed with gesso - I had only been able to get a linen covered one in a rush (the only rush being self-inflicted as I wanted to do it & I wanted to do it now) & it was a horrible green coloured one - took 3 coats!
Next came modelling paste through a stencil & then a little colour applied - always deep breath time, especially spraying black on white but, hey-ho, nothing a water spritzer & a baby wipe can’t put right!
Various strips of paper, lace & gauze & other bits & bobs were adhered using 3D gel & I distressed the edges of the papers around the photo as I didn’t want them crisp & perfect. With Charlie in mind I had to work hard keeping the lace to a minimum. Same with the embellishments - needed it to be as masculine as possible!
Did add just a touch of glass glitter as it was looking a little flat to me & a few smudges of silver wax. Oh & some shading around the stencilled diamonds - those of you who know me will understand just what a big deal this was as I have a mental block when it comes to any type of pencil!
Decided to frame this one as I figured dusting Auntie’s artwork takes time a young family doesn’t have.
3-year old Henry's response was "I like the flowers!"
Art Basics Heavy White Gesso
Art Basics Modelling Paste
Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel
Art Basics 3D Matte Gel
Art Extravagance Art Stones
Art Ingredients Glass Glitter : Pitch Black
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax : Brushed Iron
Primal Marketing Finnabair Stencil : Harlequin
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst : Gag Me With A Spoon Grey (just love the names they give their colours!)
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst : Frozen Jack Frost
13@rts Chalk Spray : Grey
The dreaded graphite pencil