I started with a piece of Chatsworth paper and grungepasted with some already painty grungepaste which I had saved from previous work.
Next I chose some PA frescos and spread them with a palette knife.
Next I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia using PA Ink and the dog stamps and built up layers of vellum manuscript and war posters . My focal point should have been another war poster but it lacked visual impact so I have used a very dear original photo of my Mum's brother, Uncle Len. He was on the now famous Russian convoys and endured such hardship and ridiculous temperatures that we will never be able to conceive, thank goodness. He sadly died last Autumn, just before he could receive his very special medal.
I managed to find an anchor in my collection and a couple of suitable phrases.
Special thanks to my Uncle Len, and not forgetting his twin, Edgar, who served in the RAF and is still enjoying life and is approaching his 90th birthday.