Mystele started with a stucco applied surface. I didn't have stucco so used modeling paste by Golden that I applied then rolled with a brayer. It made a very interesting tree-bark-like surface. I let it dry overnight. The next step was to collage on some papers. I had two with leaves and two with text from an old dictionary. We were then to draw our outlines with pencil for Frida's head and face. I also found some paper I wanted to use for her shirt/top, which I glued in place after drawing her head and shoulders. The rest of the painting was done in layers of paint with ink and gesso in layers. I used pearlized paint for part of her headdress.
And the final
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