put some braces on panels so they're ready to go. these are baltic ash plywood rather than masonite. left over from an encaustic class last year. not that that should make any difference, other than it is more absorbent. layers of gesso and paper and medium later that may not matter.
added the stencils & it's close.... i will try to get a better photo tomorrow- between the plexi & gold leaf it's pretty shiny.
a bit more on this. the crane isn't transferred yet. i think i may do another layer or two first- maybe some tissue to knock some of it back, carry the blue from the thumb back into the hand. upper right hand corner needs something too. that's part of the fun of the blog, having a record of how things evolve.