On top is a mixed-media piece on canvas that I made last night. I used paper and acrylics for the background, blending several washes over the fibrous paper that I had glued on.
The little "yo-yo" flowers are made from origami paper and some card stock. And of course I used my favorite Royal Coat decoupage medium to throw it all together. I love that stuff.
The canvas is one of those little post-card size ones. I always have a bunch of these on hand. It was the perfect size for me last night after along day of work. Sometimes a huge, looming blank canvas can be a little intimidating, especially when you're tired.
Since fall is here, I decided to color the background in some darker muted colors while the flowers are still pretty vibrant, with the exception of the deep burgundys that also give them an autumn feel.
The image on the bottom is an altered version of my original piece using the hot wax coating effect on my graphics program. I love the dimension and texture this feature adds.