Junk Mail to Gem: Ferns

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I got tired of throwing away perfectly good collage materials. So, I am making pages made from junk mail (envelopes, flyers, magazines).

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I love ferns. I found this image in my files to use as a jumping off point.

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I got the pen out to free hand draw the ferns. Then, the acrylics out to fill in the leaves.

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I love how this came out--the textures, the feel of the paper, the stamping on the background with my own hand-cut stamps (it's subtle, so it may not show up that great via the photo), and the lady bug. Just a little red goes a long way.

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Cheers!