We each choose a theme that everyone in the group bases the piece they create (for you) on, and Leslie's theme is Wings. I recently put a small order in at Alpha Stamps as I was tempted by their selection of beautiful papers. Lots of bird things. I started by taking the Reverie Bird paper which is a large scrapbook size and copying it onto sheer ink jet vellum paper because I wanted a soft, sheer look. If it looks familiar, you saw me use a bit of the actual scrapbook paper in my fragile art journal spread a couple of days ago... here it is copied onto the vellum and placed on a 4x4 piece of watercolor paper -
My xyron was used to make a sticker out of a transparency image
created from the woman holding a bird's nest.
I copied the collage sheet onto a clear transparency sheet.
I layered that on top of the vellum birds. . .
added a rubber stamp from CatsLifePress - fly.
Then, if you look up top at the first photo, you'll see how
I wrapped gold thread around a feather -I used E-6000 to glue it on.
A metallic marker was used to rim the edges- see that in the first photo at the top.
For Leslie, with love, lenna