Featured Collage: It's All Such A Delicate Balance (8" x 8" Wall Art)

 It's All Such a Delicate Balance. (2018). Layered and altered paper, acrylics, plaster of paris, buttons, and cording on 8" x 8" x .75" canvas. Available in my Etsy Shop,  here .

It's All Such a Delicate Balance. (2018). Layered and altered paper, acrylics, plaster of paris, buttons, and cording on 8" x 8" x .75" canvas. Available in my Etsy Shop, here.

This week, I made a 4" x 4" card for my writing prompt called "It's All Such a Delicate Balance." I kind of fell in love with it and decided to make it into wall art. I had started an 8" x 8" collage using a new technique with plaster of paris and some faux aging paints. I was not happy with that result, so I just kept layering paper over the top until things started taking shape.

 Collage work in progress. Transformed into "It's All Such a Delicate Balance."

Collage work in progress. Transformed into "It's All Such a Delicate Balance."

The surface of this collage is rough and bumpy in places, but I think it adds to the charm. In addition, I used copies of recipes handed down from family members and images of my Queen Anne's Lace collage in a few places. Old buttons and cording give it additional texture. This is unlike my other collages—a bit more spontaneous?—and I like the direction this is heading.

 It's All Such a Delicate Balance collage detail.

It's All Such a Delicate Balance collage detail.

I decided to list this collage in my Etsy Shop, since it is so different from my others. If I end up doing a series along this line, I will post some collages in my gift shop as well.

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Cheers!--Janyce