These are two new techniques for me. The bottom image represents one of the techniques from the 120 page fatbook swap I did. This combed gesso with image embedded while gesso still wet technique is courtesy of Angela Cartwright. Thank you, Angela.
The image at the top is a sample of a technique I like called the bandana effect. There's a great tutorial for this here. Thank you, Lisa. Lisa has a terrific blog with so much to view and learn! I could stay on this one blog for several days.