This months challenge from Dawn's Journal Journeys is to use more than one animal on your page...painted a hare once on a journal page, but can't actually remember ever using images of animals before :D
and this is what happened :D
I decided it was time to use some precious stash...you know the bits other people send you, but you never use because you can't replace it...well I took some paper bits from a stash Donna gave me, and some stamps and a book page that Silvia sent me. The stickers are from the £ shop, the ones you can use to decorate your bin :D
...haven't done a collage page for a while so this was really fun. The pieces made me feel I was "communing with nature"
Then I got to use my homemade(as in I drew the designs) stencils, which my friend Poppet cut for me on her robocutter. There will be another post about making your own stencils/masks later.
I pulled all the pieces together by painting the background with a translucent layer of viridian green...
and then highlighting bits with black pen and sakura soufle pens.
The animals present are grey squirrel/honey bee...
and on the other stamp everything from a fossilised dinosaur to a cat and a monkey :D
The whole piece is about "paying attention" to the natural world around us, and the diverse population of this planet we call home :D It turned out to be a very "busy" page, but then i do like a good chatter :D
Enjoy :D XXX