I want to show you what I created today.
I started with a color copy of an old photo
(this picture is of my father-in-law and his twin brother - isn't it cute?)
The color copy is from the copy center (not my printer) and the ink is not water soluble - so I can safely work on it with paint.
First I mounted the photo on foam core.
Then I used watercolor paints to tint the photo.
Next: gessoed a border, upon which I painted a pattern with acrylic paint.
I added the word "twins," copper foiled the edge, and attached jump rings for a chain.
It now hangs happily in my home.
The story is that the larger boy on the right would take the baby bottle of the boy on the left - hence he is larger.
But it's just a story.
My guess (as a Mom) is that one boy was quiet and earnest. The other was go go go.
The quiet, earnest boy is my father-in-law. To this day he is a quiet and reflective man - as sweet as they come.