I quite enjoyed getting out my stencils and making lovely flourishes with gesso and then again with spray inks. The gesso is a subtle textural element where the spray ink almost looks like a stamped image on top of the words.
This image shows some of my journaling that wraps around my blue bird.
A close up of the bird and the magazine clippings I used as a banner.
A close up of the word HOPE and the subtle gesso texture behind it.