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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Faces of the Orient

This is a small canvas I have made for the Geishas Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.  

I started by painting the canvas with gesso (as it started life as a picture of a camper van!).  I used gel medium to apply oriental paper to the background and once this was dry, I used acrylic paint in layers to build up the colours to match my main photograph.

I printed the monochrome geisha image onto a transparency and painted the other image with Croco basecoat to seal it.   The temple was made using a stamped image onto Ten Second Studio metal.  I used other oriental stamps and completed the canvas with some K&Co lanterns.

(Images courtesy of http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/vie4jap.html)


  1. So very different. I love it ...caught my eye straightaway. I struggled with this one. Well done you - you have done the theme wonderfully!

  2. sorry 'bout busting your eardrums with my blog music this morning! This is one masterpiece you've created for today's challenge reveal!

  3. I just loved this collage, all the different images and then that fabulous 3d lantern across the top. Great piece. take care, gerri.

  4. Beautiful collage with so many images all working fantastically together.


  5. A fabulous collage, so many different elements to look at. x

  6. Wow! This came out fabulous, Alexa! Love the lanterns too!

  7. i love the little lanterns and the temple. it's so creative...


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