I coated the MDF with black gesso, and put some plasterboard tape down one side for texture.
I poured on ivory Powertex and spread it around before dunking the fabric bits into the ivory Powertex, and creating the flowers. I added sand and small balls (also by Powertex) to add weight at the bottom.
I let it dry before using some bister sprays. I also added crushed glass to the centre of the flowers and a little gilding wax; although the photo doesn't really show the glimmery bits!
The measure of a man is what he does with power(tex)
With apologies to Plato
Took a trip to the British Museum last week and saw "Hokusai beyond the Great Wave" exhibition (on until 13 August). I love these kinds of exhibitions because they bring together artwork from around the world, which normally I wouldn't get to see.
In fact water features a lot in both his woodcuts and paintings, as well as Mount Fuji.
I've always had a passion for dragons - probably because I was born in the year of the dragon!
Usually our art trips start with a coffee and almond croissant, and this one was no different! Perfect day.