Onto a very simple painted background - just two shades of light blue, ordinary craft acrylic paint - I cut out some simple collage shapes. I use PVA glue from a very fine nozzle bottle to stick everything down - never glue stick because in a year or two the glue will have gone and the pieces are likely to fall off! These pieces are nothing fancy, just bits and bobs culled from magazines and free catalogues etc. I prefer dull finish paper but have also been known to use the shiny kind.
So once again the fine black paint pen came into play - my lettering is self- taught over a number of years. I use simple outlines and then embellish with thin and thick elements, not to mention curly ends to letters and so on. Study lettering wherever you find it, notice elements you like, use changes of size or capital letters, and most of all PRACTICE until it becomes second nature.
Here is how it begins ....
Earth-maker, pain-bearer, life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven ...
There's more, but this was the part I needed for that day. Making this page and these words got me through a storm of grief.