Sometime last year, the friend, who commissioned these black and white collages, wanted me to do another piece that was similar but had a pop of color. She also wanted it to be a larger piece and to include an image of a chandelier.
Above is the background that I started with. I used paper from the previous 3 collages I had done for her but also added some book pages, toile patterned tissue paper and handmade papers.
Then I added the color contrast by using turquoise colored paper as a background for the chandelier image.
Finally, I used stick on jewels to decorate the chandelier and the border of the collage to give it a sparkly appearance.