Front of Card
I found this image of a Benin women with all her amazing bead in her hair-
printed and cut out- then I used my Posca Paint pens and detailed the beads
(which made the photo dimensional)-The background is a watercolor of
the amazing basketry made in Benin (By the way this was done using
an set of watercolors I recently got from England from the ?1950's)
Back of Card
"My Dearest Melite,
So sorry for the delay in writing back to you!
I left town suddenly to attend to some
charity work in Benin, West Africa.
In the past you asked me about my job,
well I'm in the telecommunications
industry. That's why I travel so much;
seeking new clients for our company.
As far as your visions, when we
were together in Austria , we walked
the events we attended together.
Hope this helps- By the way
Benin women make gorgeous baskets.
Page in Book
This page is based on an image I found online (I believe it is a painting) First I
sprayed the background with 3 shades of Dylusional, Lindy's and Rain Mist sprays
(the sun was the original base color in sky-placed lid over the area before
other sprays were added).The original image had a family walking in the sunset,
but I only wanted the mother & child, so I outlined them first-colored in with Black Pitt pen-
had to base coat colored areas with Gesso , since the sprays kept mixing with
acrylics. Added Bahoob tree and elephant images in Black Pitt pen.
Added country name with stamps.
Page in Book with card
This is how the completed book looks.
Enjoy and Happy Creating