6 x 6 Birchwood Canvas
"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle."
- Marilyn Monroe
Oh how I love this quote. And really, anything related to Marilyn Monroe. As a child, I would stare at big picture books of Hollywood Starlets for hours, hoping of course, to be just like them one day. And Marilyn Monroe was my favorite. Her bird-brained demeanor never fooled me. I thought she was brilliant.
But anyway . . . Happy PPF!
This week I played with a little 6 x 6 Birchwood canvas. It was made for the newest baby-to-be in our family, a little girl. (Hopefully her Mommy doesn't read this. No, I think I'm safe ;) Her nursery is being made pretty as we speak, and I hope she'll like this tiny addition.
I took some process shots again: in case you'd like to see how I got here.
Began with the "peeling paint" technique.
Once dry, I added another layer of watered-down gesso for a softer look.
Colors added with watercolor crayons, acrylic and acrylic paint and gel pens.
A second layer of oil pastels was laid down for a shot of bold color.
And here's what became of her:
A decorative paper crown, Swarovski crystals and look - more iridescent stars - Hmm.
The sides. The entire piece was sanded and sealed before adding the final accents.
There we are. I hope she likes it. And thank you for taking a peek.