Quickie Update: Thank you to everyone who replied with comments and encouragement on this collage! I have made a decision to leave as is. "Whimsical" was a word used by someone ...... I like that! :)
Answer to lyrics question: Band: Styx. Song: Crystal Ball - 1976
Whew!!! Kids back in school, a few house projects under my belt, and a little time for some art! YIPPIE!!!!
Here is an altered canvas collage I made for my hubby's birthday. I hope he likes it. It is certainly not a unique idea, but the subject matter is quite unique to us! LOL!!!
**This is an 11x14 inch canvas. I used several layers of acrylic paint (thinned with Matte Medium) for most of the layers. I used paper towels to blot the paint to create the textures. I (obviously) used blues and white. I did use some Micaceous Iron Oxide in the mix to "darken" things up a bit.
**I added some stamped flourishes and birds to the canvas. (Flourishes in acrylic paint, birds in Brilliance Black Ink)
**I printed the car image and the photos with my Inkjet printer and sealed them with PYMII. (Let me tell you a bit about Preserve Your Memories II sealer.....LOVE IT! I had NO smearing of the images when I slathered on Matte Medium, Gel Medium, and paint! Yeeha! This stuff is worth every cent!)
**I then added some song lyrics from one of my hubby's favorite bands. Who can tell me the name of the song and the band????
I hope it is masculine enough......what do you think?? Is it too "foofy"? I tried to keep it pretty clean, but I HAD to add those flourishes!! LOL!!! :)