Work in Progress - Lobsters In Bloom

 Lobsters in Bloom. Layered paper collage. Detail of lobsters and flowers. Original available  here .

Lobsters in Bloom. Layered paper collage. Detail of lobsters and flowers. Original available here.

Lobsters in Bloom is a layered paper collage I completed for a class I took last year. I wanted to include lobsters (a Maine icon) to a collage in an unusual way.

 Lobsters in Bloom. Layered paper collage with detailed inset of lobsters, flowers and leaves.

Lobsters in Bloom. Layered paper collage with detailed inset of lobsters, flowers and leaves.

To make the collage, I used my own hand-stamped paper (made with my own hand-cut stamps and acrylics). I individually cut and pasted the elements of this collage: background, vase, leaves, branches, flowers, and lobsters.

 Lobsters in Bloom. Layered paper collage with detailed inset of vase.

Lobsters in Bloom. Layered paper collage with detailed inset of vase.

I used a paper layering technique to build up the vase details of houses and trees to low relief. This adds texture to the collage.

Lobsters in Bloom is available as the original, here. Prints, greeting cards, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs and more of Lobsters in Bloom and many other of my collages is available, here, through my shop at Pixels.com.

This past Sunday's Inspiration post includes a mood board with images from my back yard and colors from Lobsters in Bloom.

Last week's featured collage was Forest Path.

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Cheers!--Janyce