The flicker of an idea for this piece started when I found this wonderful 19th century map of London on Google images. I printed it out enlarging it 200% and used matte medium to affix it to an old composition board that I found lying around the garage studio.
I used four stencils from Mary Beth Shaw's Stencil Girl -
the 9x12 "Web" and the 6x6 "Web", "Gears" and "Rafters".
And one from Artistcellar's "Cathedral" series,
I painted with my palette of Liquitex acrylics in
Red Oxide, Unbleached Titanium and Noir Black.
A few squirts of Ranger's Adirondack Butterscoth Color Wash gave a nice vintage feel.
Once it was dry I began to play with positioning
a few collage elements and embellishments,
including this old CD that looks like a vintage clock,
and a handful of various gears. Not finished yet,
but a promising start. I'll keep you posted!