Els Mommers – Happy : Saba Reef
Happy is a reflection of happy moments I experience while diving or snorkeling in the beautiful protected underwater world of our island. Lots of coral and even more beautiful tropical fish.
The background is hand dyed fabric covered with two layers of organza: blue and rainbow . The coral is made of painted tyvek, lutrador and synthetic fabric covered with puffpaste
Fishes, turtle and seafan are hand painted and appliqued on the background. Some 3 D effect I achieved by boiling organza with beads in it. After removal of the beads the bubbles remained and I hand stitched it on. Finally I added some dyed lace and embroidery for the finishing touch.
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