I wanted to experiment with a few ideas on paper and see if I could somehow link them together. I also wanted to work on something where I did not have to wait for the paint to dry, or worry about any layers turning to mud when they interacted with one another.
I put the paints aside for this one and limited my palette. By using just black, a couple of brown-ish shades, and golden orange, I was able to pull out the colors from the small image and create a cohesive collage.
I started with some “loopy” journaling and worked my way around the page by incorporating a butterfly image from the Vintage Butterfly Collage Pack. I like to incorporate circles in my composition, so the Vintage Postage 1 Stencil was a great one to use for adding round and wavy elements. Using random letters and numbers from the Whimsical Font 2 added to the vintage direction this seemed to be going.
I finished up with some drips and splatters.
In the end, I had a piece with several areas on which to focus. I used a large mat with a small opening to find a “sweet spot” within the page to focus on one of Nature’s Angels.
8 ½ x 11 White Construction Paper, Westcott Jumbo Circles Geometric Template, Ruler, Pencil, Uni-ball Posca Marker Pen Black, Sakura Pigma Micron Black Pen, Tsukineko VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Walnut Stain, Masters Touch Gesso, White Amsterdam Acrylic Ink, Burnt Umber, Golden High Flow Acrylic, Nickel Azo Gold, Household items for mark-making: Empty toilet paper roll and Scrap of shelf liner.
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