I had ordered some day of the dead pieces and got a whole bunch of little metal animals. I've had them sitting around for more than a year and when I got a couple of new products the idea just sort of popped into my head. The first new product was plaster craft impregnated gauze strips, the second Activa Celluclay Instant Papier Mache. So the background is from various layers of acrylic paints, St. Francis is formed with the papier mache with the gauze strips used to form the outside of his robe and hood. There is also some gold leaf in this project (it seems to something of importance to me because I keep finding things to add it to!). I deliberately left off the face because I wanted people to focus on the words more.