I am so drawn to the whimsical art of Amy Ruppel. She puts together her art with paper, wood and resin; she calls them assemblages.
She explains her art: “hand-cut birds and striped ovals of paper lie between layers of a beeswax and resin mixture (encaustic method). I then sometimes draw back into the topmost layer of clear beeswax with a sharp tool, filling the lines with oil paints and oil pastels. A propane torch is used to fuse it all together, and make the surface smooth. The striped ovals are derived from my photographs: the images are manipulated in Photoshop into colorful fields of stripes (my secret!), then inkjet printed onto acid-free paper. The birds are drawn in Illustrator, printed and cut in the same manner.”
But what I love best are the stationery line that Vigo Cards carry.
I would love these as a canvas print!
Amy Ruppel takes on commissioned work too so I might be able to work something out!