Breaking the blank canvas...oh oops not blank of course! Because it's an old book I'm working in it already has a beautiful printed background. I started the spread with the two warm colours: Yellow (Butter) and the pink mix, I just applied it using my fingers. A thin layer, I wanted the letters to shine through a bit.
As soon as I was satisfied with the page it was time for the finishing touches: With watered down (transparent) gesso I painted the lid circles. As the quarter theme here at the PaperArtsy Blog is Transparency... that was perfect!
Using a charcoal pencil and my finger, I made shadows on one side of the stencilled circles to create depth and I outlined them with a black fineliner. I coloured both faces a bit with colour pencils, very subtle... and drew some accents with a white gel pen.