Life’s a funny thing! Yesterday I was working on the Fallow Deer and nothing went right. But today, everything went just as I hoped!
Yesterday I applied navy tissue paper to the background with some scrumpling for texture. I then applied a black/blue paint to create a night sky but the result was that it looked too dark (well, black actually!) and ‘dead’. Today, I managed to rescue it with a lighter (dark) blue, applied with scrunched tissue paper, and it magically came back to life.
I added the pieces of sea-glass from Lake Michigan (for falling snow) until the superglue ran out so I’ll post an image when I can get more glue to finish things off. (I wish now that I’d taken more photos of the changing work in progress – the whole thing looks so different now from when the background was just brown hardboard.)
In the meantime, here’s a little teaser relating to something to be found in the picture – a miniature tea-cup and saucer which I bought in a junk shop. (The tiny saucer measures 6cm across (2.5 inches).
All will be revealed in my next post!