Using an 8x8 wood box canvas (for stability), I covered it quite generously in a layer of modelling paste, making it fairly smooth, and then drew a picture, making deep cuts into the paste, and where the flower heads would be I scooped out the paste, making a well. I did a pencil sketch first so that I knew what I was doing - I didn't want to keep smoothing out the paste if it went wrong!
Left it overnight to dry.
Continued using the Fresco paints until I was happy, and then finally applied the Pebeo Prisme paints. Quite a lot of paint is needed to get the effects, and the wells in the paste ensured it didn't run everywhere.
Takes about 24 hours to dry.
Further little tweaks with the Fresco paints, and finally a touch of my favourite gilding wax, Treasure Gold.
Rather a lot of turquoise ones? I knocked over the pot of turquoise Prisme paint, and I was not going to waste it - hence rather a lot the same colour!!!
I also got covered in the paint too!
Never get tired of watching this paint develop!
Happy February - hoping for a little more sunshine and a little less rain!