I have been working through the bonus videos from Wanderlust 2021 and one was a workshop with Laly Mille called True North Star. I watched the videos and then created my own version of the image. I used a piece of cardboard packing for the base and then used collage, patterned papers, texture paste, embossed paper, tissue paper, die cuts, acrylic paint, watercolour pencils, stamps, glitter and words. I learnt that by mixing acrylic paint with matt medium, you can create glazes of paint and then layer them up. This is a technique I shall be using again. For my text, I thought of 'Vincent' by Don Maclean, (which is one of my favourite songs, with such beautiful words), wrote it on tissue paper and applied it backwards onto the top hill. The other words are from a little French Christmas song which came back into my memory from a previous job as a teaching assistant. It just seemed to fit well.
I really enjoyed creating this piece and it is something quite different for me.