the secret ~ mixed media collage, 4X5 inches
the secret ~ mixed media collage, 4X5 inches
the secret ~ mixed media collage, 4X5 inches
An Artful Life by Roanne

the secret ~ mixed media collage, 4X5 inches

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Apparently, the secret to living a good life is 'sterling honesty.' At least that's what the ad featured in this collage claims.

Materials: A floral print, spackled texture and mark making are part of the many layers of this collage on reclaimed wood. Just for fun, there's an additional layer of black polka dots. This piece is a bit wobbly and would need a small easel (readily available at craft stores) or a favourite stone to prop it up.

In keeping with the salvaged wood substrate, the sides are unfinished, with bits of paper and paint drips visible. This piece can be hung, but it is solid wood, so it's probably better displayed on a bookshelf, mantle, or table. If you wish to hang it, adhesive strips (e.g., 3M) will likely work best. Signed on the back, this piece is finished with a matte varnish to ensure protection against fading, discolouration, and moisture. Avoid placing all artwork in direct sunlight.


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