Final SpreadFirst I prepped the pages with gesso and light sanding. Then I decopauged torn map pages and text pages onto the page.
Beginning to cover page with torn map pieces.
Completely covered pages
Page covered with gesso.
Painted with acrylics.
I decopauged handmade paper at the horizon to represent Mackinac Island and dotted a few buildings on the shore. The sailboat and lighthouse were sketched and painted separately on water color paper and applied to page using heavy gel medium. I then decopauged torn paper for the base of the lighthouse and stamped randomly on the picture with phrases that were meaningful to me.
I used this work as my guide for the larger canvases I made for my daughter. I'll be posting pictures of those soon.
I'm linking up with the Just Journals Link Party over at Marcia Beckett's blog, Dabblings.