Wonder Stitched Mixed Media Collage

I created this collage for a friend of mine who recently had a baby.  The nursery had an under the sea feel so I wanted made a seahorse to attach to the collage and went with blue and turquoise hues.  More importantly though, I wanted to let both mom and baby know that it's important to look at the wonder of life, and to really look at it.  This collage was created with acrylic paint, origami papers, old ledger paper, tissue paper, inks, stamps, and buttons.  The sea horse was embroidered on a hand painted dryer sheet using hand dyed cotton embroidery floss, and blending filament. The canvas edge was finished with coordinating ribbon.

 

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