Hi everyone! This is my first challenge, and although I am sooooo intimidated by the amazing entries in this challenge so far, I was so excited I stayed up until 5 am working on my art just to get it posted before I went to bed. So, a couple weeks ago, I was sifting through the decaying works of art in the back of a used furniture shop here in Japan, and I found this:
It was in a frame, but I removed it for the photo, whoops. Also, terrible image quality...but no worries, because I saved the good photos for the final product:
I repainted the background a bright blue, added pink fabric flowers from kimono fabric, washed the glass and painted a sort of design overlay on top of it, featuring more lilypads and pink flowers. I left empty spaces in the design on the glass to showcase parts of the original artwork. (That's a little turtle biting the nymph's tale by the way, framed by the big pink flower). For the Kokeshi dragonflies, I cut and folded origami paper into little kimonos, and added tiny painted heads and black hair, backed by green paper wings to match the lilypads. I attached two of the dragonflies to the original art, and the littlest one to the glass itself, because I like the kind of 3Dish foreground/background effect.
Here are a couple more detail shots, of a Kokeshi dragonfly and a kimono fabric flower:
Thanks so much for looking!