I bought this in a charity shop and wanted to keep some of the flower and bird detail at the top because I thought it was quite well done. I repainted the ‘green’ board with blackboard paint and the rest in Paloma. I lightly distressed the frame, waxed with dark wax and then with clear wax.
On a recent trip to SE Asia, I came back with the idea of having my photographs printed onto lacquer trays and they have finally arrived. They are made by young adults from one of the region’s poorest communities and the hearing impaired and I am delighted with the work that they have done! The pattern is taken from Chinese silk fabric that I inherited from my grandmother and that I have photographed and digitally enhanced.