I started with a piece of deli paper on the background. I love to used recycled materials and this deli paper was actually on my friend's sandwich. My friends are use to me collecting odd things from them for my art journal.
Next I stenciled using a mixture of embossing paste and spackling compound. I let it sit over night so it would be completely dry. I tried using a stencil brush to color the letters but got more color on the background than I liked so I used paint pen to make the letters pop.
I added washi tape at the top and bottom and didn't really want add anything else to it because I really liked those funky letters. I finally decided to add Tim Holtz's Bird in a Cage in bright colors and be done with it.
I'm adding a link to my friends over at Art Journal Journey... the challenge this month is living beings and I think my little bird qualifies.
Link to: Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Tim Holtz , Art Journal Journey