Apologies for the quality of the image. Due to it being enclosed in a glass fronted box, I have struggled to get a photograph which does not have a reflection of me in front of it!! I'll see if I can get a better picture but in the meantime, here is the best shot so far.
I converted photographs of the children into black and white and then re-colourised their eyes and blushed their cheek digitally. I stamped the crowns onto foil card and cut them out before rolling them around a pencil to give then a 3D shape.
The clothes were cut from felt and embellished with lace and the feet were cut from a stamp of children's feet which I stamped onto photo paper.
I painted the inside of the box with Ferro Terracotta and heated it to make it bubble like old paintwork. I painted the eggs with acrylic paint and painted the speckles on them.
The background was painted with acrylic paint and them I used burnt sienna on my finger to add texture. I painted the wire stamp with dark brown acrylic and stamped it across one corner.
The bird is stamped from a crafty individuals stamp and coloured with pastel pencils.
This piece was a lot of fun to create and the children love it so it was worth the time!