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Pinks in the base, floral motifs on a tile, and a spring bloom on a branch all come together in this joyous botanical collage.

I started with a grid layout: I had collaged pinks and reds from monoprint experiments with text fragments for interest and tissue paper to tone it down a bit. (I’m normally not a fan of pink!) Atop that, I added more monoprinting in pink and green, and some overall texture composites in teal and terracotta.

Details to support the blossoming branch include a Skagit valley horizon, a seascape a bit further north, lichen, and some ornamental cabbage.Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest

Digital collage © 2014 Liz Ruest, 34 layers
Part of the 2014: Building Blocks series
Based on day 188 of my daily collage project, 2013-2014

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