|"In my dreams I'm free and I like the feeling."|
I started by doing a gesso transfer of the image of the little girls face. And I got impatient and started rubbing the paper off before it was completely dry...hence the image not being all there...but it's ok, I kind of like it that way. I went over the page in a couple different colors of alcohol ink after that.
Then I glued down some ephemera. The top heart is crackled, with teal as the background and red over top...it's kind of hard to see in the picture. The bottom heart is a book page where I did a crayon resist over a Tim Holtz embossing folder and sprayed with Dylusions spray inks. The purple is an ATC size piece of manila folder. I wrote the word "Free" on it, getting the lettering style inspiration from something I saw on Pinterest. I went over it with alcohol ink. After I glued that in, I wrote the rest of the journaling. I am becoming lettering obsessed, as per the plan, and I like the lettering on this page pretty good. I have to work on spacing things out a little better...perhaps if I had a plan before I started...or did a pencil sketch first...I'll work on that...
Lastly, I found a really nice and easy tutorial for how to make the little paper butterflies HERE. (I love origami!) I sprayed them with Dylusions to match the crackle heart and glued them down...and that's that.