I dedicated several hours to working on this angel today.
With a dry base coat of flat black over the entire piece,
I then began layering and gluing some scrap-booking papers.
Next... I recklessly painted gesso over the entire piece:
papers, doll head, wooden legs, etc. (getting "brave" in my old age)
Then... I immediately wiped it off using a rag dampened with water.
I am so pleased with the effect;
sort of a weathered, white-washed look!
I am planning of painting the cloth over-lay head,
adding something to the wooden wings and also
some color to the legs... I originally had thought
that I would add wood finial and paper clay arms...
now I'm not so sure.
Thank you for stopping by... enjoy this day! Daryle