First there was the initial need to attach the ephemera to canvas board with gel medium and select frames for each.
Once all was dry, generous layers of gesso were put on each.
Next came a number of layers of Dylusions spray inks and acrylic paints.
Coloration continued and spray shimmer was used and then each board was covered with black acrylic wash that was wiped off to reveal detail. Frames were also painted to blend with the pieces.
Rub 'n Buff Grecian Gold was applied. Pearlized acrylic paints, rhinestones and Golden Gold fine were applied.
At last, the pieces were complete. However, none of the pictures I have taken come close to the true reveal of color and texture that each will provide to my friend's studio. I do hope she does not try to eat them....they are her favorite colors!
Here are a few close up shots you might enjoy seeing.