I began by gluing pieces of leftover projects onto the substrate (which is an old Word Perfect Manual). Gluing is sometimes a Zen like experience for me. I don't have to think about it. I can just randomly glue paper. Next I stenciled the bird using Golden Anthraquinone Blue and a Stencil Girl stencil.
I drew the window with navy blue Stabilo All pencil. I used a water brush to lightly paint the blue. The green is acrylic paint I bought at Tuesday Morning. I used pieces of waxed paper on the windows so the colors would be a little muted. Next I used a Crafter's Workshop wood grain stencil and Artist Loft's burnt sienna paint to stencil some wood grain. That stood out a little too much for me so I went over it with a bit more green paint. It still needed something so I added the cream lines using Golden Titan Buff and a credit card. I mixed more of the green acrylic with some embossing paste and then use a piece of drywall tape for a stencil to get the little squares of texture.
I added Titan Buff to the bird and then stenciled again with the dark blue. The Buff was too bright so I dry brushed a bit of the blue over it to give the bird a two tone blue look.
Link to: Journal 52, The Documented Life Project, Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every day and T Stands for Tuesday.