The moist moss lay underneath, the burning stars high above.
The chilling air was cooling down her emotions.
As two main elements of my work I chose a canvas panel together with a small broken china plate. To start the background, I glued down grey paper in botanical patterns using Heavy Body Gel. Then I painted the background with Black Gesso along with Emerald Green and navy (Deep Waters) inkblots of Alchemy Paints.
I applied this mixture with my finger to obtain a messy effect and when the medium was drying, I wiped the canvas with a moist cloth. This step resulted in ragged and time-worn effect.
Then I started working on the focal element. I glued down the young lady’s portrait onto the china plate and also fixed the photo of moon phases under a few Art Pebbles. I used Heavy Body Gel which dries transparent and once it had dried I trimed the excess of the photo underneath.
Then I arranged the composition of Pebbles and the china plate. I added a Mechanicals Star and dried ferns which were attached to the background with versatile Heavy Body Gel.
When dry, I enhanced the composition with a dried root, a pinch of Micro Beads, a pinch of Mica Powders, a bit of Rust Pastes along with Rusty Red Alchemy Paint.
Having finished the piece, I covered the plate with a coat of glaze medium and imprinted the stamp with heated sealing wax.
The last step was adding a bit of color on the ferns and a few tea stain drops.
I hope that my work stirs a nostalgic element of your heart. Have a romantic weekend!