Imperfect Garden

Mixed media collage on 10″ x 10″ deep wood panel.

This colorful little piece was an experiment and I love how it turned out! The background strips are deli paper sheets that I used to clean paint off of my brayer while monoprinting. Cut and pasted down with gel medium, they form the background for my little flower. The flower is heavy watercolor paper, covered with the painted deli papers, cut into a freehand flower, and outlined with paint marker. When I went to glue down the flower, I noticed that it wanted to curl outward. Instead of gluing it flat, I decided to just attach the flower’s center, and let the petals stick out a bit, making this piece a bit 3-dimensional!

This image is now available on some of my products at Redbubble – check it out here.