On this spread, I used some items I would ordinarily throw away. There’s a piece of a cookie bag, lottery tickets, tea packet, and other items that usually end up in the trash. The parrot is original from the book I am using. I used acrylic paint and graphite in the background. Plus, some red and black masking tape and little piece of duct tape. If you like lots of dark graphite, I recommend the Cretacolor stick of graphite (8B)…it’s a little over a half-inch in diameter and makes dark lush lines.