8x8" mixed media
The leaves on this piece are made of mica sheets. You can find these online at Stampington. After cutting out the leaf shape with scissors, I stamped holes all around the edge of the sheet by tapping a sewing needle with a hammer. Then I wrapped gold thread through the holes and sewed the paper and rock layers together.
I made the paper using a similar process to batik. When the paper was cured, I drew bramble branches and sharp little leaves into the chaos. They're very subtle and won't be noticed by most. Still, they were very satisfying to do. I love putting a bit of design into chaos. Art reflects life, hah, hah.
This tiny piece took ages to do. I wanted to take it in a direction where the brambles were more noticeable, but it wasn't working. When I was finally ready to let go (after letting the piece sit for months), I was able to move ahead.