I’ve been working on this project over the past three or so days. It’s not finished, far from it I think. I’m having to take a break from it to let the glue that I’ve used to stick some metal embellishments to it cure.
I’ve tried to take photos that show how the cogs and foliage look almost verdigris from one aspect, yet metallic from another. The paper I’m working on is A3-ish in size; I’ve used 300gsm watercolour paper as the substrate – it’s sturdy and doesn’t warp too much when water and water-based media are used on it, or when heat is used to speedily dry each layer as they are added.
I know I want to add some gems to the cogs (gotta have sparkle!), I may add some flowers, maybe not. I do need to add shadows too. I’m not sure if I’m going to add some kind of quote up in the top right corner or whether I’ll just leave it as it is.