i went back to Protea and collaged her onto a watercolor sheet and filled in the borders with oil pastels (a lot!). Then i stamped a few areas with my hand carved stamps. To soften these i put a layer of oil pastels on top, thicker in some areas than others. i liked the results. The new face on the block is Aster whose borders are treated in the same manner. i have not been able to get good pictures!
I exaggerated the light to show you the texture of the oil pastels