The third project was to create a trompe l'oeil using photographic imagery. We were also given words to work with; mine was 'superimposing.' Old shears and scissors were my inspiration, because I was interested in their metallic sheen and interesting shape. By layering images of scissors on top of each other, I created a floral-esque print. The background is a curvy hand-drawn pattern that works to soften the spiky feeling of the scissors. For the colors, I chose the word 'stark' to describe the black and white tonalities in the scissors.
Below are two variations on the background.