During the past few weeks, I’ve invested quite some hours in detailing, sanding and painting and looking at images of the folkloric garments from each of the countries. I don’t have any knowledge about the technique to paint Delft Blue pieces, but I want to show the producer (Montagne Aardenwerkfabriek) the initial ideas I have in mind about the type of detail and quality of the pieces. For the painting of the garments I translated graphics from some fabrics of folkloric dresses of each country. During the process I became fascinated with the stories and knowledge behind each garment. I will share some of this knowledge through blog-posts and the souvenir product .
With big pleasure, I have spent many hours working on this. I used gouache paint in colors that could come close to those used in Delft Blue pieces. Even though there is still room for improvement, I feel quite satisfied about the result. These 6 multicultural kissing couples serve as a good example to explain what the new kissing couple souvenir can become.