Following the experimentation with textures in my art class (see here), we spent a couple of weeks on a project using textures and mixed media.
This project had many layers, and I luckily remembered to take stage photos!
When dry I then did a pale all over wash.
Finally, I used more oil pastels in the foreground and on the tree, Neocolor II pastels in the background, and acrylic inks and watercolour pencils for the extra twiggy bits.
This combination of almost every media I own made me realise even more that anything and everything can work together.
This project has taught me so much, that I'll no longer be afraid to use something if I think it will give me the effect I'm after.
I encourage everyone to have a go with paint, pencils, inks - whatever you've got!