Remember, I did say it looked like an old fashioned telephone! Can you see the ramekin? Or the plastic milk lids from the Devondale Point One Milk containers? Or the bullet casing? How about the chess pieces, the upholstery pins (okay, this one is easy!), or the cogs?
Inside the watch face on the front is an image and it takes just the right amount of light to actually see it. I tried to photograph it, you can sort of make it out....a little blurry....sorry...
On another note, the very fabulous book by Bernie Berlin, Artist Trading Card Workshop, has been a real bonus to those of us who just LOVE techniques! Last Friday we had one of our atc get-togethers that happen once a month with the Art Tarts Club and we all had a go at one of the techniques from the book....magazine images & gesso! I've warned the girls that I teach this will be a future lesson and I think I sufficiently freaked them out....they actually have to draw! I couldn't draw a thing to save myself so it's lucky that you have the basic image to work with in the first place. Here are my attempts at this different technique.
This last one is actually the very first time I did this, didn't use enough gesso to partially obscure the image and I used Twinkling H2O's (the watercolour pots) so it didn't do a great job of coverage. The two above were painted with Golden colours acrylic paints.......love them!!!