I liked the playfulness and gestural qualities of the work that I posted a few days ago and wanted to repeat that process but on a larger format. This piece is 18″ X *18″ and instead of using paper as my bottom layer, I decided to use canvas so that I would have a firmer surface to work on with my sewing machine. Before I began the layering of paper, I took some diluted acrylic paint and painted different size circles all of the surface of the canvas. After the surface was dry I added the tissue papers, other paper shapes and sewed over the surface of the canvas to secure all of the paper elements. When that was done, I started to add black marks and lines using an oil pastel. Once that was finished I added the wax medium and pigmented black and white wax onto of the surface. This final layer integrated all of the elements.