This 2d mixed media artwork is created with multiple layers. The 16” x 20” canvas is wrapped with grey velvet ribbon around the edges of the 2” deep canvas. The background is ivory, handmade paper with an apricot, lattice pattern. The paper is sealed for water-resistance. The cedar waxwing’s wing and beak are collage and the remainder of the bird is created with acrylic paint. The branch, which wraps over the velvet ribbon edge, is created with 3 types of handmade paper and is layered with mica flakes to add a bit of sparkle.
acrylic paint, collage, handmade paper, velvet, mica