I've been itching to get my 'Collage Coterie' Moleskine book out and because I'm now up to date with all my commitments, challenges and swaps, tonight was the night!
I chose not to use gesso to cover the background papers, preferring to keep the flags' vibrant colours. The picture of the ship is from an old book, and the Pirate standing on the fallen tree trunk is from an old Ladybird book (I appear to have at least one Ladybird book on every subject known to man!).
While on the subject of 'Collage Coterie', Mary Green, who ran that class and 'Your Vintage Gluebook', and runs the fun Monthly Challenge is starting a new Green Paper Collage Club from the New Year. Emails with images, collage tips, tricks and ideas in a PDF format will go straight into your email inbox twice a month - you can either pay month by month pay-as-you-go or pay for a year (and get a hefty discount!). I shall definitely be joining this club and I'm really excited about it starting. Click on Mary's name in this paragraph for more details.