I've always wanted to visit Iceland - to take a dip in the Blue Lagoon (Iceland's famous thermal pool) enjoy the water's stunning hues and its anti-aging properties (apparently, you leave the place looking younger! *winks*) and of course, catch the Northern Lights if I'm lucky.
The lovely Tina Walker has organized a group of us to create art inspired by Iceland....and I created a mixed media canvas inspired by the colours of the Aurora Borealis. :)
I started wrapping tissue and remnant lace + gesso on the base of my canvas. Next I used various shades of blue, green and purple mists. Once that was dry, I added liquid inks to intensify the colours before adding gesso to bring out the textures of the paper and lace.
I finished with some lace, beads and blooms in various textures to create depth and interest on my canvas.
Check out the amazing array of projects by the artists participating in this Inspired by Iceland Art Challenge.