"a reflection in the woods" is a mixed media assemblage wall hanging. This piece was created from an upcycled mirror, a length of "scrap" crown molding, bamboo skewers and vintage papers and newspaper. Multiple layers of molding paste sculpted into the wooden and acrylic paint create the form of the piece. The skewers (tree trunks) were then sculpted into the piece with additional layers of molding paste. I created a three dimensional look by soaking vintage papers and newspaper in clear gesso and texturing the leaves of the trees with this mixture. The clear gesso allowed the print of the papers to show through adding additional interest and visual texture. A loose wash of acrylic paint and acrylic flow release was added to the piece and finished off with a mixture of matte and gloss archival varnish.