Here it is: the intimidating blank canvas!
First, a coat of gel medium then ...
... vintage collage!
I combined book pages with musical manuscript to give it more variety.
After I'd left it to dry overnight, here it was. Ready to paint!
I used metallics, yellows and whites with some burnt umber as my background.
Now I began to paint in my tree for the family. Again using burnt umber and bronze metallic acrylic as my colour scheme.
Here are my photos for the family tree - cute eh?
I decided to back them on gold distressed card to act as frames.
I wasn't totally happy with the result though, so....
Off came the photos and a rethink happened.
Bye bye cute photos!
I decided to collage the tree with manuscript paper ...
... I even added some leaves this time!
I used the vintage book pages as frames this time, and distressed them with chalks and inks.