These two pieces were made from my stash of forgotten odds and ends. I cut the papers to size, used my Faber- Castell watercolor pencils for color, my pigma micron marker for a few details and used tape for the collage elements with the black piece. That made for some depth shadows in the photo and some crookedness, but once I get a better glue I'll stick them down flat and straight.
Before buying new supplies, I'm trying to "reduce and reuse" by scrounging around for anything useful. Here's the post on the inking technique used to make the papers. I've heard good things about Prang tempura, which would be perfect for this technique, from a chemically sensitive friend on Coach Creative Space. They have a group for MCS/ Green Artists with lots of support and some useful resources.
I have some good news from Nancy and Bridgette about a new book by Karen Michel called Green Guide for Artists Non-Toxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist, available for pre-order. You can take a sneak peek inside on Amazon. Hooray!
Thanks too for all your supportive comments and emails. What would I do without you guys? *Big Smiles*