I started with paint and crackle paint. Then I went to some shiny transparent cloth that came in a box of supplies ordered online. I tried out a technique using an oiler boiler that Jane Davies demonstrated on her blog. I stenciled gesso "flowers" and then painted them. I hated the painted flowers so I glazed the whole background and solved the "hate" problem. Finally I added the crows. These crows obviously have a mission. I love the way they are either bent forward heading toward something or watching something very intensely.