At last I can unveil the completed fire screen:
Click on the image to see a larger version. Sooo was it worth the wait????? It actually proved to be difficult to photograph once all the paint and gold paste had been put on as there was so much light bouncing off it.
The flowers and background were all painted using acrylic paint with the first coat being a wash (diluted paint) then building up the colours. The centres of the flowers were painted with a mix of Raw Umber and White, once that was dry a coat of iridescent medium was brushed over the top. When all the painting had been done and dried a light coating of gold Rub ‘n’ Buff was brushed over the top of the outlining glue. It brightens up the otherwise dark and gloomy fire-place.
Thanks for looking x