"I don't want to Brag"
5 x 7 canvas panel
This week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, Something Blue, was a fun excuse to use a quote I recently received in a forwarded email. It reads, "I don't want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school." . . .
I decided to use blue as my background for this challenge and pop it with accents of it's opposite color, orange. The 5 x 7 canvas panel was first washed in several layers of acrylic and charcoal before adding the collage element of a bust I cut from a catalogue. I altered the image with sandpaper, acrylic (panting over the pearls, lips, cheek and flower), ink (to enhance the brows, hair and lashes) and glitter. I then broke off the back of a vintage earring and glued it to the ear. Final touches were added with water-soluble oil pastels and gloss medium on the face and lips.
Thank you for your time! I look forward to seeing all your beautiful blue pieces this week. . .