I really like how the background turned out. It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a fortune cookie fortune that says, "Use your abilities at this time to stay focused on your goal. You will succeed."
Here are some in progress shots:
I used lots of paper scraps. You might see more of this sort of thing in an effort to curtail my scrap hoarding. The hazy white strip on the left is a piece of bandage tape that I used to reinforce the holes I punched for the binder rings.
Very thin coat of gesso scrapped on with a credit card (mostly because I hate cleaning brushes).
Spray ink in various colors over several stencils and punchinella.
And my chick: head drawn and painted on magazine page, arms and legs from a magazine, and the dress is from a collage sheet, I think.
There's a lot of doodling that isn't really visible in the photo. I need to start scanning the pages now that I've removed the spiral wire thing and the pages are (mostly) flat, but that would involve learning to work the scanner and I just haven't bothered yet.