I have been working on some of the books in the Artshine Sketchbook that I am involved in.
This balloon collage was made by first making striped paper, then I added fabric tape to the borders. Then I found this paper with old balloons on it and it seemed to fit nicely. I stamped the words on scraps and cut them out before adhering to the page.
On the back of the page I decided to do one of my faces. Since there was sewing showing through the page I added a piece of red rosin paper. First I added gesso and then added in the face. She looks like a young girl to me.
For the next book most of the previous people did trees and when I learned that the books owner like ravens too, I thought I would combine the two. I did this in watercolor, using pencils, paints and also gouache watercolors. Its from a photo I took at Yellowstone park last year
For the back I did a simple watercolor wash and added the words to The Raven a song by the Alan Parsons Project.
These were fun to do and now I need to clean the studio, its quite a mess now. Have an Artful Day.