I've been working on this canvas, on and off, for a couple of weeks. I've used my favourite wood canvas - my last one, so must get some more!
For the background I've used pieces of textured ribbon, with modelling paste and texture paste.
I then experimented with bits of fabric, and hand made papers.
I stiffened some loose weave fabric with Paverpol, but watered down PVA works just as well.
The handmade paper I have is quite soft and easily moulded, so used Paverpol on that too.
The hair is made from a selection of different fibres.
Everything is painted in neutral shades, but .....
..... to finish, I wanted a little bit of colour - so - and I am sure you can guess - yes - my personal mantra which I find hard to ignore - a bluebird!
I also added a little gold mica.
And I've still got another head and shoulders to do another canvas, - I can't guarantee that another bluebird will not alight somewhere!