I used gloss medium to glue the petals. In the past I have used matte medium, which I think I prefer, but all I had was gloss. Also I think maybe some gesso was in the bowl I poured the medium into so things have a whitish cast.
A commissioned wall hanging made out of handmade by me paper. The mountains are paper from a hornet's nest.
Handmade by me paper shield. Frankly I like this so much better than the recent one I made out of purchased handmade papers.
Close up of an assemblage created out of handmade by me paper. The wet paper is thick and pressed into a mold I made out of Styrofoam board. It takes two weeks to dry, but then it is very light. The colors are from acrylic paint. I also made the woman in the center using Mom's angel method. I gave this work to someone who had been very kind to me.
She holds a frame drum which is one of the earliest sorts of drums and often played by women. I read a book about drumming that I found on a friend's bookshelf. When Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond. In the firelight kind of light this drum looks like a moon she is holding.