Friday, December 6, 2013

The British Queen

Greetings everyone,
  In addition to the actual Queen of England, the British Queen was the name of a Cuban cigar in the late 1860s early 1870s. There is some excellent artwork that came out of the 19th century. From the Civil War to the 1890s was some of the best. I had this cardboard wall I was going to use for a house or building or maybe I'll keep it in a frame and sell it as 19th century wall art. The following shots will show you how it was done. Using white glue and water is the best way to adhere the sign to the cardboard. Allowing it to dry overnite, you then using an Exacto blade slice each simulated panel of wood. The sides were then painted yellow and blended in with the sign. Using sandpaper to scuff up the image and blend the painted area in with the actual sign. As you can see the door was eliminated. The worn wood area was done using an Exacto and just picking at it. I might use this as part of a large building or just keep it as frame art.
























17 comments:

  1. Very cool step-by-step process, Richard. I may use this process sometime in the future for some wall murals. Best, Dean

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  2. Cleverly done, I like the effect.

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  3. unusual object !
    well done!
    viva la reina

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  4. Thanks Captain. I have copied your method before but the results were not as good! Might have another go sometime!

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  5. That's very smart Captain, a great result.

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  6. Oh that's neat! Have you tried it on brick?

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  7. "Morning, Capt. Lovely example of your modeling skill at "distressing" an item for your museum. Bring it on!

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  8. That is a great idea and thank you for sharing and showing how you have accomplished it. I pinterested this tutorial. Merry Christmas. Mini hugs, Natalia

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