Right now, in this stage, I am thinking of carving out the upper area behind the birds As well as carving out the area beneath the birds. For the inner areas of the birds, I might scratch in details and do a little carving
I am thinking of using hot-press w/c paper to print on.
before a final printing, I will stamp a light outline of the birds where I want them and use masking to keep the area white.
then, i might create with watercolor a sky like area for above the birds and foliage type area for below. Just in colors, not actual details.