Laura Shallcrass is a multi talented artist based here in Queenstown. We now have Laura's latest gold embellished print range in KAPA which explores her love of pattern and fine detail and shows off her gorgeous drawing style. There's quite a process that Laura goes through to create these beautiful artworks which we thought we'd share with you!
"I start with a fresh giclee print and my supplies on a clean work surface.
I've been using Norris 24 Karat gold leaf and Norris Size, which is the glue you use to apply gold leaf. I also have a small clean paintbrush, synthetic is better for working with size, a pencil and a cup of herbal tea. Essentials.
I then mark where I'm going to put the flecks. The size is clear when it goes on so it's hard to remember where I put it which is why I mark the places I want it.
I apply the size, wait for it to semi-dry then apply the gold leaf. Then I use a very soft mottler brush to dust off any stray flecks of gold leaf.
After that they're signed, numbered and ready for packaging!"
Appaloosa by Queenstown artist Laura Shallcrass. Museum quality giclee print hand embellished with 24 karat...
'Bun' by Queenstown artist Laura Shallcrass. Museum quality giclee print hand embellished with 24 karat...
'Howl II' by Queenstown Artist Laura Shallcrass. Museum quality giclee print hand embellished with 24...
Wildflower by Queenstown Artist Laura Shallcrass. Museum quality giclee print hand embellished with 24 karat...
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