Queen of Flowers II – A mixed media collage

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! This week flew by and I am just now getting the chance to sit down and visit with you. How has life been treating you?

I wanted to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the sweet and encouraging comments left after my last post. It’s always a bit scary to share my artwork – so please know that I greatly appreciate the support! Art is such a core part of me. When I actually take time to do it, I am amazed at how it fills me with happiness and peace. I was so pleased with the last collage that I did a second one. I snapped pics of my progress with my phone to document the evolution of the piece.

Similar to the last project – I started by collaging bits of vintage ephemera to the inside of an old book cover.

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Enter my muse (another Anthropologie model) who I painted over, inked her face and hair and added scrapbook papers for her dress. You can also see in the upper right hand corner I added some pink acrylic paint to start balancing the color composition.

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The last details were added to complete her, including a sweet antique Australian stamp (a little shout-out to my homeland!), a jeweled crown and of course a bird. Gotta have a bird.

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I stamped the cover of the book with this chickadee stamp and added the word “fly”.

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So there you have it, another little collage project that I was able to complete in a couple of days during Claire’s naptime. So much more fun than folding laundry!

I have just listed prints of this collage and the last one in my Society 6 shop too!

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Have a beautiful weekend!

xo,

Ivy

 

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4 responses to “Queen of Flowers II – A mixed media collage

  1. This is such a beautiful blog, and the classy shows:) Love this post!

  2. Beautiful work! You inspire me to try things like this. I’m trying to hard to get out of this gosh darn box!! Do you have some scissors?

  3. Since mail art is part of my life, I have collected some vintage stamps and canceled stamps from around the world given to me by friends. I needed to make some small pieces for the Vintage Bazaar so I raided my stamps for the most graphic images and made some simple collage cards. One of the things I enjoy the most about collage is that is it as strongly meditative process for me. I sift through a pile of stamps, another pile of vintage pages, some map bits and some hand painted papers. The sifting process is what I find to me most meditative. Selection, deselection, tearing, positioning until the piece feels restful to me.

  4. How beautiful it is!! Very nice work!!

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