Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chinese Wall Picture

I made this antique looking Chinese poster completely by accident. It was originally supposed to look like golden Chinese lettering on a red silk background, but as you can see, the project kinda veered off course!

First, I took a standard piece of printer paper, and penciled in the letters. I then used yellow marker to color in the letters, and then used a sharpie to give it a reflective gold look. But while I was working with the sharpie, I accidentally shaded the whole first two letters without realizing it...

So I just continued on shading over the letters until I finished, when it just looked like boring black letters on a white background. So finally after an hour of painting, gluing, burning, and antiquizing, I came up with a neat looking thing with my name on it.

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