I began with paper randomly painted with left over acrylics from previous projects, and scrapbooking paper.
I continued with more torn paper - this time I used images torn from magazines and catalogs. I applied all the papers with Mod Podge.
Using colors in the torn paper as my color cues, I scribbled on water soluble crayons in all of the white areas and over some of the torn paper.
Then I looked for an image for my main subject. I remembered this image of an ancient sculpture that I had torn from an old National Geographic. It seemed to fit perfectly with the colors and feel of the torn paper.
I moistened my fingertips with water and began rubbing the crayon into the pages, blending the colors together without obliterating all of the marks and lines from the initial application.
I applied the face and added a bit more water soluble crayon to add further depth of color.
Then I took an old CD and loaded it with a watered-down mixture of black craft acrylic. (I saw this trick using watercolors in a Milliande video)
Using the CD like a stamp, I applied it to both pages in a random fashion, reloading the CD with paint as necessary. This technique produces lots of yummy, textural marks. I lifted the right hand side of the page before it dried, and got a horizontal run. Not planned, but I liked it.
A few words of wisdom from "the ancestors, and a few more brush strokes and markings were added. I used the CD to make a few random circles and mimicked the design on some of the magazine pages. I added the number 3 to add more visual interest to complete the spread.
I hope you've had a great week, and as always, I hope you're finding time in your busy life to "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"