I have just finished this piece for a good friend who lives in New York. We are doing a personal exchange. SHHHHH don't tell her that it is here!!!
The ""canvas" for this piece is the back cover of an old green cloth covered book. It measures about 11x14. I used another crumbling (literally) old book cover from an old Thesaurus ( the brown piece,) a journal entry from an old journal from 1926, an image of a bluebird from a vintage book with watercolor illustrations, some bits of my own hand made papers, a BlueJay feather, a piece of clam shell with worm holes in it, a frame from a vintage cabinet card phtot album and some of my handpainted fabric, a Vintage skeleton key and some pearl cotton to create the reat of the collage. Each piece is mounted on different elements to vary the height of each surface. I also rubbed various colors of Lumiere paints around the edges of the green book cover and the edges of the cabinet card frame.
I am planning on working on more pieces like this one as I had a great time creating this one. It was actually hard for me to part with this piece and that does not happen very often!!!!!