The first page started out as a plain gray background. I used a Tim Holtz background Stamp from the Mixed Media set and stamped it randomly with black Archival Ink. I also painted a large orange wavy shape in the corner and added some washi tape.
I then picked out my image to collage with. I added a torn strip of deli paper stamped with another background stamp from the Mixed Media set and various colors of Distress Paint.
The small page in the middle is actually an envelope that I made to keep more journaling in. I decided to journal onto it as well and then added some stamped deli paper over it.
Before gluing the tissue wrap to the page I cut out a few random holes for the eyes to peek through. I then added my main collage image and some more washi tape.
So now for the few things I have learned: First I need to invest in some pens that write on washi tape and magazine pages. I had to go over my writing with a colored pencil to get it to stick on the washi tape, which worked, but made it a bit blurry looking. Second, I need to figure out how to glue my images down without getting them all wrinkled. They don't look bad, but if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
I want to thank you for stopping by and reading this far. I a going to submit this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, Background Stamps. Be sure to check the challenge out for a chance to win a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.