I did promise to tell you more about this canvas piece.
It was a long time in the making. It's quite large, 80cm x 20cm.
There are around 20 layers of acrylic to make the background (which also extends to the top/bottom/sides of the piece.) This included wetting the acrylic and wiping it off, to get the lichen effect.
The white lettering was done twice too - in order to make it shine off the background.
I even did the proper thing and got permission to use the words.
It's for some very good friends, and they were thrilled with the piece.
They had it in their hallway waiting to go up on the wall, when a workman dropped a tool on it.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.