It was just a few days away from my daughter’s birthday and I had bought her a beautifully decorated luggage case. It was sort of an art deco piece with 30’s or 40’s luggage stamps, and travel paraphernalia /decoration. For example it had scenes of Paris ( Eiffel tower,etc) faux decoupaged inside and out. This gave me an idea. What if I could make her a gift that she could hang on her wall? Having watched Casablanca recently and knowing her love for places like London and Paris I came up with the idea of painting the words “We’ll Always have Paris” ( from Casablanca) on to a canvas with a papier colle’ effect. This would give it that Old World feel.
To be honest, this effect is usually achieved with paste and glaze. I was in a hurry and only having several hours I decided to stick with paint. Literally. The less I had to deal with then the faster i knew this could be done. In fact I was in such a hurry that the floor of my art studio became my table since my table was already busy with other projects.
In this blog series I will attempt to show you how this was done and finished on time.