Last year I had the pleasure to work with Lynne Larkin and learn her technique for creating some amazing boards. Well it's been a long time coming but I've been wanting to make more. At first I just couldn't get the technique and product down. With Lynne's help I corrected that and then there was the time factor.
These painted boards are 6 x 24" with collaged papers, ephemera and pictures adhered to them. The key, I think, is the painted vintage image. Once a suitable copyright free image is found, it needs to be printed as a high contrast B and W image. The image is coated with matte gel and painted with acrylic paint or as I discovered Copic markers work very well too.
Later I added metal sentiments, (Tim Holtz sticks) and some bits of fabric. Being the verbal person that I am...of course words need to be involved.