I've finished my second page for the Color Swap I'm in. (I posted earlier about this.) The color scheme for this page is "yellow ochre and tomato red." The page measures 8 1/2" x 11." I used the "magazine scrunchie technique" developed by Sherre (check out an older post on her blog: http://sherresartmusings.blogspot.com) where you scrunch up a magazine page, then flatten it out and adhere to a cardstock base. I then added inks, gesso and paints until I liked the colors. I stamped and added torn text scraps. The clock and flowers were cut from magazines, the woman is an internet image, the words were a stamped quote and cut apart, and the stripes along the bottom edge are from a napkin. Clicking on the photos should enlarge them and you can get an idea of the rich background texture.
The first picture shows the initial stage just after adhering the scrunched magazine and adding some inks and paints. The second photo shows the finished collage for Anita.
This was a challenge for me as I do not usually work with these colors! Using this technique helped me get over the blank white page syndrome and the collage just developed from there.