textures are the first thing i think about when getting ready to paint or layer. how many can i put in and how will i make them? always a challenge but a favorite one of mine. this file card doesn't have many but it looks like it does, perfection in my book! the papers i used have many torn edges letting it look like more work than it really was. i distressed some of the papers with ink just to dull them down a bit in color. the dotted stripe under the "a" block is the backside of drywall paper tape. the "a" is a paper raised up by a glue dot to add a shadow. the bird and crown were left over from a calendar project i did. i also raised the bird to give him a little more importance than the crown. as you can see it doesn't take much to make a composition interesting, just a little thought and a lot of doing.

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