After searching the house I found some airfix paint so I had to do the best I could with that. It’s not the best paint to use really considering it is enamel paint but luckily they hadn’t been used in so long it had separated a bit.
It turned out a lot better than I was expecting! In future I will be using watercolours, the consistency will work a lot better and run off the letters more effectively than the airfix paint but all in all, for a first attempt, it worked really well.
When I have another go at this I will need to go easy on the smaller details, but thats just a few minor tweaks.
I’m excited to carry on with this concept now, hopefully it will look as good as it does in my head.
For one of my projects I have set myself over the summer, I am going to re-do my ISTD tales to change the word project. I really wasn’t happy with my original final piece that I submitted for uni and there is no way it is going in my portfolio therefore I am going to do it again, better.
As the story is open to interpretation as to whether the waitress and the chair actually existed, I thought it would be interesting to physically represent this by painting the words onto paper in glue.
I’m going to paint over it with watercolour (or some clever substitution because I left those in Lincoln), in theory the colour won’t stick to the letters and so the words will be revealed.
That will be this evening’s job so stay tuned…