I used torn papers from my scrap box for the background. One was a piece of Tim Holtz paper from the Vintage Shabby Stack; the other was a piece I had created using Dylusions colour wash sprays in Teal and Purple colours.
I tore up the papers, then used gel medium to glue them down. I stamped over the background randomly using Manganese Blue Archival ink and a Prima Music Script stamp. Then used deep purple with a Crafter's Workshop Stencil. The little birds and branch are die cuts from Memory Box & Poppy Stamps (Grove Branch, Resting Birds, Nestled Bird). They were cut in white card and coloured with Archival ink - branch in Manganese and the birds in Deep Purple. The birds were also stamped with the music script in Manganese. I then added some Rock Candy crackle glaze to them, and rubbed a little "White Hot" paint into the cracks - it's an irridescent gold by Stewart Gill. I also added some to highlight the background.
The text was cut out of an old book.
|Close up to show the gold higlights|
|Close up to show the crackle effects|