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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Over the Summer Sea

To wrap up the summer, and before I start throwing Halloween projects your way, I have a collage piece to share with you. 

The red netting is made from cheese cloth died with Red Pepper Alcohol inks.  The silver leaves were originally part of a huge green spray of leaves I purchased at the craft store.  The leaves are very tiny so I thought they would be a perfect size for small projects.  I spray painted the leaves silver and added blue Microbeads. 

Other embellishments include paper leaves, real seashells and brass fish from my stash.  I also added blue mulberry paper tulips and white foam stamen.

Collage Sheet and Digital Images I Used:
Beach Babes – Sea Gulls
The Sea Calls to Me – Victorian Woman
The Deep Blue Sea – Coral and Sea Shell

Frames & Borders – Weathered Blue Frame


Lululiz said...

I love what you have done with those tiny leaves, adding the micro beads was a fabulous idea.

Karen Mallory said...

This is a fun piece and I love it when you throw those Halloween projects at us! LOL
hugs Karen

Annie said...

Absolutely beautiful and so inspiring . I love to view your projects which contain the most fabulous details. TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful collage. I really love your attention to detail Laura, so special.

Coco said...

A wonderful Summer collage Laura, thanks for sharing how you created your lovely leaves (very lovely in silver with the blue microbeads!!) + the red cheese cloth, all that give a fab effect here! I also hope all is well with you and that you were having a lovely summer too :) Hugs, Coco