This is for all those who live in the southern hemisphere, or those who wish they were taking a Caribbean cruise about now.
There are many transparent layers under the title I created on my computer. The first layer I added over my substrate which is a page in my Coll-AH-ge Too altered book, included several colors of watercolors. I used several of those same colors on my title. The second layer was part of a napkin sent to me by Valerie. The swirls add a great deal of interest.
The third layer was a transparency
I created from a travel brochure of the Caribbean. Because the image was wider than packing tape, I used clear book cover sticky material to create the transparency. It's like clear contact paper, only a bit heavier and wider than packing tape, but it has the same characteristics of packing tape. If you've never made a tape transfer, you can go here for examples and instructions on how to create a tape transfer. I also show the difference between packing tape and the clear sticky tape I used. Of course, the photos were taken with my old camera, so they aren't the best.
The final addition included the snowflakes that are meant to be used for table decorations (those small decorations spread around party tables that get on everyone's clothing before the end of the evening). I got a package of them one year at a party store, and use them often in the winter. Note the winter trees that run across the bottom of the napkin.
Here's one final look at Winter's beauty. I think I explained all the materials I used in this spread, but will reiterate I used watercolors, a napkin, a transparency from an image found in a travel magazine, and plastic-y snowflakes.
Thanks for joining me today, where I'm joining some really talented artists at Art Journal Journey. Maybe I'll see you there, too.
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