So, from where we left off, it was clear Ernie needed to be a little more distinct. No problem - with the endless supply of black pigment markers in the arsenal, I had unlimited options for enhancing his darkness! There needed to be a little more interest in the piece, so a walnut ink stamp that looks like cracked, dried earth was applied to the bottom of the piece, and a couple of stamps of black Xpandaprint (dimensional paint that puffs up when it's heated) were applied to the bottom left hand corner and up the height of the extreme right hand side (this might be one of the steps that missed having it's photo taken! But, you can see the little square of triangle shapes, and on the right hand side, you can make out the lines and blobs, which have all had a little gold wax rubbed over them to highlight the texture).
For some reason known only to Blogger (and possibly the great creator) it's not possible to load more than 4 photos to a post (unless I'm missing something painfully obvious...which is possible!). AND when I tried to remove this one to do a separate post about the second piece, I had no luck with that either! So, this is a sneak preview of Sing Me Your Story, which I'll tell you all about in the next post.