You can see my background which I actually quite liked (ignore the orange leaf - I was experimenting :) ). I used one of those round plastic scrubbers for cleaning dishes to get the scratched effect using gesso mixed with acrylic paint. Lots of stamping and painting. (Sorry about all my pics - none are spot on with the real colour)
I've been pulling pages from my old magazines and found this one in McCalls. What's amazing is that it was painted in 1502 by Albrecht Durer. I got inspired to frame him in a vintage picture frame so he covers a good chunk of my nice background. The “tree” beside him is packing material.
Yes that is the title of a chapter from an old science book. They were covering how the brain of animals work (or at least how they thought it did back in the 1930s LOL).
In the background you can see “asemic writing” (google it) that Leslie introduced me to last year. I like to believe he is thinking too himself about his next meal, the wily fox chasing him, whether or not I can see him :). Great for filling in space and good practice for a couple of postcards I am working on for a swap with Jo and Lenna.
I was going for the effect of deep in the forest by a stream with light dabbling through. Not sure if I quite got it but it was a lot of messy fun….and pretty sure I am going to regret that button when I start next week’s page!