I used acrylic washes, sponging and stamping to create a background. I then drew the image using graphite pencil. I punched holes around two edges and crocheted an edging through the holes. I then made and attached painted, stitched and heat distressed tyvek flower and leaves which represent me as I am now, in the autumn of my life….a little bit worn round the edges….a little tattered and torn…..some bits missing…..but still holding together pretty well. I gave my image an ear ring and added some tiny pearl dew drops to the flower and leaves. I also decorated the back and intend to use the finished piece as the front cover of a book about me.
I am primarily a stitcher and am relatively new to mixed media but i really enjoyed this challenge.