'I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow'
It may be cold and wet outside but I am using some of my Summer photographs as inspiration at the moment. This piece 'Thistle blanket' is collaged paper scraps and paint.
I love thistles, and have spent the last few months painting and collaging them in celebration of their tough hardy nature.
Such beautiful flowers standing proud and strong, growing in places other flowers fail to flourish. They are the embodiment of resilience and determination
The pieces are glued down with an acrylic medium. I build up the texture by adding more layers of paper, sanding down some areas with sandpaper if needed,
If you look to the side you can make up a print of the photograph I took and used as inspiration.
I used a crackle medium over the thistles and then rubbed dark violet acrylic into the cracks.
Then once dry a thin wash of acrylic mixed with an iridescent medium for some shimmer.
Linking up with Collage obsessions open challenge this week.