I finally finished this.... it was my gift to my brother and my now sister-in-law for their wedding, which was in June. They came to visit this weekend so I thought I should finish it. I created the backgrounds by paper marbling, which was a trip and a half to figure out. And I painted the lettering on the glass. They mean Eternity, Love, and Friendship. I got the words from a Japanese friend so they should be accurate.
Paper marbling is fun. I'm glad you went through it. Sorry I didn't get a chance to try it with you...it does look like a lot of fun.
Dude!! This is so AWESOME! I love it....love it love it. People, this paper marbling is apparently really hard to control, so this is a fantastic result. I think you tried a few times since this summer to get it right... I love the black characters and the shadow it creates on the paper...gives it more dimension. I also love the color and how balanced the three frames look together. Well done.
Thanks so much I am really happy with how it turned out... i wish it were mine. lol. Or easier to make... so I could make more for me and others, too perhaps.