Mixed Media 1

Thanks for all the encouragement! Collage is still fairly new for me - don't really feel like I know what I'm doing, but nothing ventured.......

OK, step 1. I'm using stretched canvas as my support and acrylic gloss medium as an adhesive. I've decided that this is my re-purposing year, so I'm trying to use stuff that I already have as much as possible. The main flower painting as I've said before, has been lurking in my stash for years. The scrap with the flower-shapes comes from a set of designs I did for a fabric designer some time time ago. She bought some and the remainder have been sitting on my shelf. A piece of this one is in 'Happy' so this last strip of it must have been waiting for this! The green mesh is from one of those bags you buy bulk fruit in; I have a drawer-full of them in different colors - time to start using 'em! A little piece of giftwrap (also left over from 'Happy'), finds its way under the painting. The gloss medium makes the silk tanslucent, so you can see through it. We'll see what happens next!