The theme for the September Tag swap is news print so I tore up some old, really old probably antique (shame on me!), pages from a French school text book that I discovered at a local flea market a couple of years ago.
I gesso'd the strips to some kraft card stock and applied blue & white paint randomly using a scrunched up plastic bag.
Then layered on a strip of blue kraft cs with a light coating of gesso and another strip from the book page which I'd crackle glazed using white acrylic paint and glue, a technique picked up from youtube!
A final layer of another thin strip of book page topped by 3 blue & white painted butterflies and a piece of antique french lace, et voila, fini!