For this two page spread we were instructed to photocopy at least three of our journal spreads and pick out our favourite bits to re-use here. I knew which bits I wanted to use in the main, but decided to use all of the photocopied pages. I tore out the images I wanted to keep whole, the stencil figure, the face and the tree and glued them in place. I then ripped up the rest into smallish pieces which I glued to the pages, sanded and then painted with a yellow wash which came out green – I did this a couple of times to get some depth to the colour. I added the quote, which comes from a traditional women’s circle song, in between the washes. I am happy with the finished effect.
In case you cannot see it the quote reads:
“Be careful what you lean on
It may not hold you up
Or lean freely
And be prepared to make an art of falling”