"Creepy crawlies in the deep, dark forest"
The backgrounds use inks, stencils and stamps. Highlights are added with a white gel pen, words with a fine black marker.
The songthrush in the first spread is painted over the top of the stamped image using acrylics.
"Someone to watch over me"
This second page has less layering of stencilled images and more stamping and painting.
The second songthrush is painted using distress inks as watercolours. Like Tim, I prefer to use watercolour paper to colour with distress inks since it is far more forgiving when you are working with a brush on a wet surface.
I hope Tim will forgive me, but I just couldn't resist painting this little wren into his nest! If you want to have a go at your own version of Tim's tags, there's a new one posted on his website every month.