This was an interesting inspiration because the what inspired me here was the use of a material. Jimmy Leslie did not create a piece from start to finish but, just encouraged us to use certain materials. One of them was modeling past, pushing it through stencils and I decided to go with that idea.
I started by painting a journal page with this gorgeous blue paint from ranger that I had just bought. (The link has the whole set, but I only bought the blue).
I then looked for a stencil I wanted to use and found this one that I had cut myself. (If you look you can see how uneven the cutting is :)
I also have not been using the real modeling paste as it is quite expensive and I discovered that spackle or joint compound works just as well. (aside from being quite a bit cheaper)
Instead of just using the spackle and then coloring it, I mixed it with paint. I started with 2 greens and then used yellow and red as well.
I slathered the different colors of paint mixed with spackle through the stencil, holding it down to get the flowers & the stems at the same time.
After I carefully removed it, I added the birds and butterflies through some other homemade stencils I had.
When dry I added green to the stems that got other color on them and added some embellishment.
I hope you can see the dimension of the paint/spackle.