If you recall, I started re-covering a journal a while back
with a paper collage foundation. Here's the next stage:
I've done some painting and blocked in one of my
daughter's lovely drawings. I'm using Kelly Rae Roberts'
technique from Taking Flight of coloring the skin with
oil sticks and the background with fluid acrylics.
Believe it or not, the oil sticks in the book looked familiar to me,
so I dug around in my mom's shed for a while and found all
the colors I needed from an art project we did when I was a kid --
in the 80's! They were barely used and still worked great.
It's not the first time my mom has come through with the right
tool for the job from her well organized shed-of-crafty-delights.