I try to do a different painterly element on each piece. In this one, I used a large scrapbooking stamp (4 x 6 inches) to cover most of the page.
On the Madame Butterfly page I used the handle of my favorite paring knife. One day I picked it up and noticed all the rows of bumps and wondered how that would look as a “stamp”. So I just painted the whole handle and kind of rolled it across the paper and I liked it!
One thing I’m trying to do with these pages is develop a bit of looseness so everything isn’t quite so controlled, but what I really love is that I’m starting to feel like an artist and think about painting, drawing and creating most of the time.