there isn't much of the photo left to be seen under the layers of papers from magazines.
the colours of the timber inspired the final scheme for the collage.....yellows, pinks, reds & browns. it looked ok at the flower stage but i thought it needed something else......so the bird & the butterflies completed the picture.
sometimes i finish a page, depending on how much time i have .......other days i start the page but don't get quite finished.......so if some of these pages look incomplete that 's why.
here i have used the background that was cut away from the bird as the base with some pieces of a local map, from 2002, & different papers from magazines, a camera instruction book & a used postage stamp. a wash of watercolour & a stencil, painted paper from an old sketch book, a picture from a fashion book, found at the op shop. this one i think is incomplete at this stage.
can you guess what's inside the envelopes ?
i have been painting the spare bedroom........from mauve to white, so this was a quick page of blue masking tape used in the painting process. all it needed was the red butterfly........done!