When I started out with this page I had no idea what I was going to do. I bought some new stencils and some Tim Holtz paint daubers and I wanted to use them and it just evolved!
I started out using Weathered Wood, and blended in some Chipped Sapphire and Broken China acrylic paint daubers. I helped blend them by adding water with a paint brush. This gave me the base for my background.
I stamped the background using Stampabilities, Vintage Compass stamp with black archival ink. I used Dusty Concord (not shown) with a blending tool through the Tim Holtz, Burlap stencil and Wild Honey with the Prima Crackle stencil. I also used Picket Fence Distress Paint through a stencil of circles (not shown).
Then I stamped the fish on a sheet of copy paper. I colored the fish using Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Distress markers by rubbing them on my craft mat and picking up the color with a water brush. After it was colored I cut the fish out. When I placed it on the page it was swallowed up by the background. That is when I decided to Paint a layer of Gesso, Stamp it with one of Tim Holtz Phrases stamps and glue the fish in place. He was still a little lost so I traced around him with a Pitt Pen.
The page still looked like it needed "something". That is when I thought about a technique I had seen on the Internet and it was perfect for using my new "Rain Drop" Stencil. I used my "embossing dauber" through the rain drop stencil. I covered it with Recollections, "Sapphire", embossing powder. I heated it with a heat gun and had my rain. I drew around each drop with a Pitt pen and added a white highlight with my Signo pen. I added some swirls using ColorBox, "Royal Blue" (not shown) on a rubber texture sheet (found in the candle making section).
As I wrote this, I noticed that I didn't take a picture of some of the supplies I used ... oops. I did include the name of them in the description.
For not having any idea of what I was going to do, I REALLY like this page! The quote is perfect for it too.