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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coral Reef

The fish are brass pieces that I painted with alcohol inks.  The other sea life (octopus) and plants are images of vintage jewelry.  I’ve added Glossy Accents, Stickles, rhinestone’s and pearls to add sparkle and dimension.  The background is paper clay that has been pressed with a rubber stamp and painted with alcohol inks.  Sunday I will be posting a tutorial on how to create paper clay backgrounds and embellishments using rubber stamps.

22 comments:

Leila West said...

Wow, I love this one!!

Anonymous said...

I really think these are my favorite fish...or, do you think it has something to do with the jewelled reef they are living in? Absolutely stunning, Laura!

ann said...

This is outstanding....!!!!
Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas and Techniques

Kaylene said...

That is amazing, bravo

Pat said...

A fabulous fishy creation!!
Pat

Joanne said...

This is so vibrant. I bet there is a sea garden just like that somewhere lovely and warm and unspoilt. Lovely.
Luv Joanne xx

Junibears said...

WoW! Just fabulous work. Beautifully designed and executed. Love your talent. xx

Taluula said...

Oh my .... this is exquisite and I love it.

Ren said...

Like everyone else, I just love this. The colors and composition are just perfect. It's actually hard to tell what is dimensional and what is just images. Wonderful work!

Karenliz said...

WOW! Outstanding! Beautiful work.

bes53913 said...

This is beautiful - love the use of vintage jewelry pieces. And can hardly wait for the background tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing. BeBe

Elaine A said...

OMG Laura! This is absolutely breathtaking! It is so full of life. I love how this turned out, you rock!

Elaine Allen

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's fabulous, wonderful elements.

Daphne said...

Wow, so original!

indybev said...

Where do I begin? This is absolutely fantastic. Coloration of the fish is perfection, and the jeweled reef is stunning. Standing ovation from my corner of the world! Thanks for sharing!

RPL said...

I like this Laura,
I'll be checking in for the tutorial..


Paulette

cardsandmorebygigi said...

Wow...this is SO cool. I love it!!

Melisa said...

Oooo, gorgeous! Love, love, love it!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Amazing ! What a glorious fishy creation . Will keep an eye out for your tutorial.

Marie

Hester said...

Laura,

Perfect for all the Pieces in the month of March. Just Artfully fantastic!

LynnF said...

Stunning work, Laura. The whole piece is dazzling!

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning Laura, Those fish are incredible!
Lynn