Fini... with a little help (actually a lot!) using
DecoArt One Step Crackle Medium...
I decided to use a blending of raw sienna and burnt umber
for my "fill-in" color with the cracks; as I wanted a richer contrast
against the light, porcelain-like- finish of the skin tones.
Don't you just love paper hats?
For me... they rekindle warm memories of my grandma,
who lived with us. Occasionally, she would make me a paper hat,
fold after fold, using a sheet from the Milwaukee Journal.
Remember WHAT he started out as?
(sometimes it's nice to go back to where it all began, isn't it?)
Yup... that funky two-tone wooden birdhouse on stilts!
He stands about 23 inches tall from the top of his paper hat
to the soles on his shoes...
I'm hoping to enter him in a juried exhibition this October
at the Riverfront Renaissance Center Gallery in Millville, NJ.
Happy thoughts... Daryle