I have been working on this canvas since last fall!! It is a 12x12 stretched canvas. I used distress inks as a base coat. I stamped grape leaves onto the background using acrylic paint. I sealed the piece with PYMII.
I then used the peeled paint technique with a very heavy coat of gree acrylic paint and revealed the leaves underneath. I washed over the piece with a very diluted coat of acrylic paint in a "bright" orangy color. I also highlighted the veins in the leaves with a Sakura gel pen (clear).
The woman image is from Twisted Papers. I modified her coloring on the computer, printed her out, sealed with PYMII, cut her out and glued her onto mat board.
I love this woman image and went through about 10 different compositions before I settled on this final version. She is distressed with gesso, washed over with the orange acrylic glaze and then edged with white acrylic paint.
The embellishments are the top of wine capsules. I distressed them with gesso, washed over them w/ the same "orangy" acrylic glaze and then highlighted again with white acrylic paint.
The wording around the piece is my own. I wrote it using a Sailor White Pen. (available at Outside the Margins!)
I'm so HAPPY to be finished with this piece!! :)
Close up of wine capsule embellishment:
Close up of texture detail: