Covering the face SCARY!!!!(drawn with pastels over acrylic painted washes) with matte acrylic medium. It altered the detail some but not very significantly.
Adding Crackle mediums: Golden Crackle Medium, it goes on opaque white and dries looking the same. Decoart One-Step Crackle goes on milky and dries clear. I added antique lace doilies with clear gloss varnish/medium as well.
Building up color and adding detail with pastel pencils.
I started with a charcoal pencil sketch on gatorboard. The piece is 38x40. Scrapbooking and rice paper were used as well as antique lace doilies.