I have been working on a project that is very time consuming and a bit tedious but I am loving it! It is not finished but I thought you might like a sneak peek of the image that I've been working to texturize.
I found this image in the public domain and fell in love with it the minute I saw it. It just screamed movement to me and I knew I had to make something spectacular with it. I printed it out and set it on my desk so I could stare at it and decide what I wanted to do with it. So yesterday I knew, I wanted texture, LOTS of texture. So with a toothpick, I started on this. A little at a time, then dry, a little more, dry, you get the idea. I used some oddball things to get the color and texture. For instance for the green I used a floral block that I scraped and mushed then added some glitter. I also mixed colors of glitter until I reached a specific tone. The foam on the waves is DecoArt fine texture. My point is this is definitely a lot of things combined to get this going. When it's complete, I haven't decided if I'm going to mount this on an altered box or put it on a canvas. It's been a lot of work but totally fun and captivating. I've given you a view of the original image before altering, a side view and a top view of it as it stands today. Remember it is not complete...
Isn't she gorgeous! So what do you think of the project so far?