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My paintings are composed of various mixed media, which may include the following: acrylic paint, ink, colored pencil, enamel (nail polish), powdered pigment, eye shadow, pastel, silver or gold leaf, individually punched perforations, hand-painted paper formed into quills, beads, sequins, rhinestones, pearls, cameos, buttons, mother-of-pearl, metal findings, paper ephemera (found or constructed), ribbons and trim, photographs, vintage cigarette cards, match covers, postcards, books, records, pin-back buttons, vintage glass and plastic forms, vintage enamel medallions, stamps, fimo (polymer clay), embroidery floss, silk, nymo and Mylar threads, scientific slides, beetle wings, books, magazines, comics, records or cds, toys, etc.

All embellishments are hand-sewn.

The background/substructure is usually double matte Mylar film, but can also be Duratrans film, photographic or digital prints, matte board, watercolor paper, etc.