I made this piece of art for some friends recently. The words are an ancient Celtic blessing.
I made the background with some swirly gesso to get some texture into the piece. I stamped the stars and fish and then added colour using Neocolour watercolour crayons ( my colour of choice at the moment and something I carry around with my sketchbook).
The bird is a stencil from the book Stencil 101, which I painted and then went around the outline with a pen.
I added a bit of sparkle with gold thread stitched around the stars over some free motion machine stitching in circles.