Celtic Phoenix Collar

I’ve always admired Celtic designs, so when a request arose for a “not too girly” collar for a male poodle named Phoenix, I was thrilled to incorporate this style. The Celtic phoenix collar is the first project which features a gradient of colour dyed onto the design itself, in the form of the red to yellow flames.

The gradient was accomplished by diluting Eco-Flo waterstains and layering them using the dry brushing technique. As a finishing touch, a tiny amount of metallic pigment was used to highlight the red and yellow areas.