I stenciled the image of the Rose Window over the collage, which was created from boarding passes, museum tickets, etc., from the trip. I used a permanent marker to accentuate one side of the image so it would stand out a bit more on the surface.
After stenciling and outlining, I wrote some memories over the surface.
Next, I drew a rough sketch of the Eiffel Tower, outlined it in black marker, and using a lightbox, I traced the shape onto a world map. I positioned my drawing so that the country of France would be included in the cut-out of the Eiffel tower.
Using an exacto knife and a ruler I carefully cut both the negative and the positive shapes from the map.
here my drawing is positioned under the map on a light box.
I protect my fingers by keeping the blade of my Exacto knife embedded in a wine bottle cork!
It works so much better than the plastic cover, which always seems to fall off mine.
Using a palette knife I spread Yes! glue under the cut-out and positioned it on my collage.
I hit the left edges of my tower cut-out with the black marker to give it a bit of contrast.
I like where this is going!
Once the glue dries I plan to use a colored Sakura pen and write over the tower cut-out.
Using a Pitt pen to heighten portions of the map and a blue Sakura pen to write script over both the tinted
portion of the map, as well as along the left outer edges of the cut-out, the tower becomes a bit more prominent in the overall collage.