I used I quote by W.B.Yeats to express my sense of wonder: "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper". My page depicts space with its planets and stars, which never fail to enchant me.
I started out with a layer of gesso and on top of that a thin layer of Liqutex Basics acrylics in Quinacridone Magenta. Using one of my texture stamps, I stamped tiny dots with archival ink. This is what my initial page looked like.
I painted a layer of Dioxazine Purple and Indigo Blue on top of this, removing the paint in places with a piece of paper towel. This is what I ended up with:
I printed some images of planets from the Internet in varying sizes and stuck them on my page with gel medium. I shaded around them with white oil pastels, creating a halo type effect.
Finally, I stuck down my text strips in a helter-skelter fashion, shading them the same way and added tiny dots of Stickles reminiscent of the stars in the universe. This is my final page: