So this week my work was found through google by a lovely lady from San Jose, California.
She is a wedding planner, and it features on her weekly inspiration board – this weeks board is themed”Take flight”.
Funnily enough, this piece was also created as a wedding present for some gorgeous friends of mine who recently tied the knot!
Its a large custom canvas from the lovely people at the French Art Shop in Wellington (Think A0 size, only square). It is a mixed media piece consisting of a beautiful vintage embossed wallpaper that was found in one of Victoria Universities houses when they did it up …. Apparently the story goes that this big old house used to be a brothel!
I hand painted the paper with layers of acrylic with a base of black followed by hot pinks, purples and touches of sunset orange. Next I poured on the first coat of resin and stenciled the turquoise birds in an enamel paint so they sit in an overlayed flat layer above the paper. The work is finished with another layer of poured resin – it dries with a super glossy finish that reminds me of clear toffee…. and it really does make you want to lick it!
Its in the archives for Tuesday 25th August, 2009 …Go google!