The Mona Lisa...
Ahh, that woman with the enigmatic smile that inspired the world. Well, she, along with this competition, inpsired me too! My business is custom paintings for others, and I like to paint exactly what they want, so I thought I would see if I could follow along in the TEENSY shadow of the master.
Here we go:
Materials I used:
-4 wooden clothespins, cut apart with a tiny saw, mitered the corners, sanded it all and made my frame.
-Canvas. Fabric or paper would have been easier, but I didn't want to cheat
-Staple gun. Very hard to do...don't staple your fingers!
-Some teensy nails...again, authentic, but HARD to use..I split a few pieces of wood before I got them to hold the frame together. (I used the thumbtack to 'drill'/pierce holes in the wood first!)
-And, paint, of course with some itty bitty brushes, and even a toothpick to paint with!
-The frame is made from polymer clay, baked and painted gold.
My basic materials:
First sketch of the lady:
TA-DA! Unfortunatley, my camera doesn't quite capture her...but you get the idea! She is darker in color, and not 'pixelated' like the canvas looks. Bad camera, BAD!
AND, finished with her ruler for proof! She is JUST under the 2" size!
BUT, she needed some bling (every girl does) so I researched what her frame looks like online...hard to do, cause she is behind glass. I made the frame from baked and painted polymer clay (my 1st clay project!)
Someone else is trying to take credit for her!!!!!
Back off Strawberry!
Original Youth painted this one!
Well ladies, that is our diva, the Mona Lisa! I saw her in 1999 at the Louvre, and I hope she is as delightful to you in mini as she is in person! OF course, my inspiration is from the original artist, Leonardo da Vinci. I hope this is self-explanatory.
Hooray for my first Craftster competition! It is also my first MINI painting!
P.S. IF you look VERY closely, I am almost POSITIVE she is wearing Rostitchery's infinity dress! Look at the sleeves and the way her sashes are tied...looks familiar, right?