To add images to your pages this week, you have a few choices:
**You can find copyright-free images online, and print them out.
**You can paint (or draw) your own Animal.. Hand painted/drawn images of your Power Pack Animals have a special magic, and also allow you to deviate from “realism” and play with the energetic and abstract imagery of the animal.
** You can use images from a book. Personally, I love to visit a used bookstore and to find old books with drawings and illustrations of my Power Animal Guides. I buy the book and tear or cut the illustrations out.
You are going to need to pull out your glue/adhesive if you will be gluing down images.
The next set of supplies are for detail and diversity on your page!
Supplies for Adding Small Details, and Visual Interest
Stickers provide a fun, and easy way to add visual details to your spreads. You can often find animal and nature themed stickers. Dover Publications has a wonderful assortment of nature themed stickers.
Stickers can also be non-themed, simply decorative. There are many “button” or “dot” stickers that add a little POP to your page.
Brads are like fantastic, themed push pins. You push them through the paper, and are often used to hold, or “pin” something in place on the page, but they are also just as frequently used alone, to be decorative.
Ephemera is a way of saying “all the miscellany, papers, doodads that you have on hand.” You can collect ephemera over time, and you can buy packages of ephemera from online sources.
MARKERS, GEL PENS, PENCILS
Self-explanatory, I hope! These are great tools to add small marks, doodles and writing on your spreads. If you are able, I recommend going to an Art Supply Store where you are able to buy one pen at a time, and where they allow you to test the ink on a piece of white paper. Granted, the effect may be different over your paint, or your animal image!
GLITTER AND GOLD LEAF
Both super fun, shimmery ways to add that detail and bling on your page!
Washi tape is repositionable, decorative, SUPER ADORABLE tape. It’s originally from Japan, and Washi is a Japanese word. It is addictive, so be forewarned! I find Washi Tape in US Craft Stores, with any sort of pattern or theme imaginable. I also googled animal themed washi and discovered a plethora of options.