Week 22 at Journal 52. Loved this prompt, but didn't want to go for the obvious of a page full of butterflies, so instead opted to give myself wings! I had a quote in mind, and illustrated it: Your wings already exist. All you have to do is FLY.
To create this I collaged a tissue paper background and printed a photograph of myself on A4, tore around the edge and adhered to the background. I put a slight acrylic wash over the top, to even out the finish and a blue background. I then drew the wings on greaseproof paper with a black in pen, and added water to make it bleed, providing the tones. I stamped the flowers from Tim Holtz new Flower Garden collection - once onto the background and again onto greaseproof paper. I coloured with watercolours, cut the greaseproof ones out and crumpled. Gluing onto the background ones to give depth and texture. I finished by stamping the quote and adding to the whole image. Hope you like it.