Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cigar Band Abstracts

My cousin Marius likes to smoke cigars.  As soon as I discovered how colourful and textured and neatly-designed cigar labels are (they're actually called cigar 'bands'), my cousin and his friends started saving them for me.  I finally incorporated them into some abstract work.  It's mixed-media, including tissue paper, mulberry papers, scrapbooking papers and some upcycled papers, and acrylic paint.  I used a satin varnish to finish them, so they're glossy and so don't photograph as well as I'd like because of the glare.