...my new oil pastels and gesso have arrived and this afternoon I grabbed a few moments to experiment a little using the well known technique of "slap it on , smudge it around a bit then see what happens".
Big markings with the oil pastels and dry brushwork gave two quite different looks.
They started off as ATC's using the splash bg from Hermines blog, (but the only evidence of that now is the pink splash on the girl creation -I'll try again another day to keep it more visible), so the backgrounds of these are essentially oils and gesso.
I had a lot of fun with the oil pastels and really got into applying loads of colour, and now you can hardly see any trace of its original starting point.
And as you can see...they are no longer ATC's either rofl
Images are by Paper Whimsy.