The one above is made with alcohol inks, built over layers of napkins and gel medium. That's a technique I love.
This one is made only with collage elements, except for the centre bottom, which has a napkin covered with medium. I tried to incorporate the principles of design I'm learning on an online class I'm taking with Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen, Complex Collage.
I prepare two thread spools with poetry, based on the design by Kelli Perkins. It had seen the designs on Kelli's blog, and suggested to the wonderful ladies in my Yahoo group that we do a swap. Messy job, all this dyeing of spools and muslin in alcohol inks.
The first poem reads: Night and once again, the while I wait for you, cold wind turns to rain.
While I was at it, with all the lace and ribbons floating around, I upgraded a pair of shoes that has seen better days. Now, they're fun house shoes. Of course, Mr Paul is involved in all the projects.
I am doing an online class with Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen. It's called Complex collage, and they're showing how to prepare backgrounds with layers of paint and collage pieces underneath.