I'd promised a canvas with quote at the beginning of the year to a friend. I've been coming back to it for so long now (I scrapped two earlier attempts months ago) that I no longer know if it's good or not. Do you ever get like that? I hope it is as I really want to give something good. My girls and Craig like it but I think I have just been looking at it and agonising over it for to long now... honest opinions please.
The quote is lyrics from the Nat King Cole song "Smile" and holds special meaning for the person it's for, hence my worrying over whether it's good enough. I never was meant to grow nails I tell thee! I couldn't fit the whole song on and remain readable so picked bits out.
The initial suede base had embossed flowers on - I thought they were dandelion clocks but have since found out they may be alium? Either way I loved them and decided not to cover them completely but to make a feature of them. So after laying down a background of acrylic paint and texture paste, more acrylic, glimmer mist (Perfect Pearls) etc. I picked out the flowers in thick watercolour paint and then picked out more bits in Glossy Accents. The quote is done in black glitter glue, Black Copic, Black Fineliner, white gel pen and white Posca pen. The suede really, really didn't like any of the pens hence my having to use so many and try to just keep laying it down till it stopped sooking it up!
I really like how the suede is still soft in places and really took the paint well giving some nice texture but I think if I added quotes to any future attempts (I have two more unaltered 'canvasses' here) I would think of another way to do it.
Thanks for stopping by and of course your words of wisdom ;)