I am delighted with the entire process... The "Sentinel of Winter" really took on a life of its own in terms of the design, fabric choices and the final "look!" I was able to make use of some vintage buttons, fancy bead-work (on the hat), and that recycled wool blanket that Katie and I found at a thrift shop in Vineland.
I used FolkArt's raw sienna acrylic paint for my over-glaze coat on the crackling. I love the warm, rich, patina that it left. Sigh... what's next? Thanks so much for stopping by... Daryle