Sorry to be popping up again today but I had to post this while I remember. Sharon was asking me about mulberry bark the other day and I realised I sit opposite a painting of mine which has mulberry bark on it so I thought I'd pop a pic of it on here.
If you enlarge the pic you will see that I have teased out the mulberry bark to make the "sea". I soaked it in water and teased it out and then stuck it to the canvas with pva glue. I then used my favourite Schmincke airbrush "inks" to colour it. I used lots of different textures on this canvas including lace, paper, "cobweb", scrim, some kind of decorative sandy granules and salt. I am not sure what the stick like stuff is. Probably stick-like stuff *LOL* Sorry - it's past my bedtime!