My version of the "Over the Rainbow" theme features a lovely veiled lady standing in a magically colored garden. It's a serene place where roses, "happy little bluebirds" and butterflies abound. It's mysterious, magical and enchanted . . . just what I'd expect of a storybook land located somewhere over the rainbow!
A garden background from ItKuPiLLI was printed in a 4"x6" size on Epson (matte) presentation paper. Before it was dry mounted to a piece of recycled chipboard, I divided the background picture into two pieces by cutting along the garden shrubbery located to the left of the picture. I drymounted the first half of the garden to the right side of the base, followed by the lady, and then drymounted the left half of the garden to create the illusion of depth and perspective. A mask was used to protect the image of the lady while faux writing was stamped on the background with deep purple Stazon ink.
The remainder of the collage pieces, with the exception of the veiled lady, are also from ItKuPiLLi. All were resized in a photo editing program, and a few were digitally recolored. The entire piece was "overcolored" with watercolors and Prismacolor pencils. A bit of shading and shadowing was added with a gray Prismacolor pencil, and a silver marker finishes the perimeter.
Wishing you an enchanting day!