I've been working on this piece for a few days now - mostly thinking about it!! I finally decided to try to follow the Cape theme of the previous page by Kate and ended up with 'Ocean Bed'. I'm really enjoying trying out different techniques on this project and went all out for a messy time with this one! First I tore a piece of some gorgeous embossed silver and gold wrapping paper and a couple of small pieces from a page of chinese newsprint and pasted them on the page. I then slapped gesso all over, wiping back in places to expose the wrapping paper design and some newsprint. Before it dried I made lots of different marks using anything I could find! Credit cards are great for this and a cake decorating tool I bought ages ago (and never used) works wonders! Next I drew the design in pencil and then used acrylic paint with a roller, brushes, a sponge and my fingers to tone down the bright white and work up the details.
Sending by post tomorrow to Lisa and starting work on Kate's !