We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A little bit of gold dust

I started this project a couple of weeks ago, got side-tracked (mainly by the holiday!), so have only just finished it.

I'm using a wood canvas - my last one, so must get some more as these are my favourite substrates to use.

First, some texture paste through a seedhead stencil, then paint, using some unusual colours for me!  Also used the darker shade to stamp some background images.

I addeded some strips from book pages to create some grassy shapes.

As I wanted to do a collage with my favourite cone flower shape, prepared some card using printed tissue paper and random paint.  Then cut some petals, and created some open flowers.  I also punched 2 sizes of circles to create some buds.

Although I don't use it much - mainly because I forget I've got it - I love the Golden Gold Mica Flake (Large), which has mica flakes held in a clear drying medium. I used some of this on the flowers to create pollen dust.

Difficult to capture on film, but here is a close-up, taken in full sun, hence the startling colour change!

Final canvas, not taken in full sun, and showing true colours.

Here's to finding a little gold dust today!

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