I found another blogger who had been doing self portraits for a year. http://myrnawacknov.blogspot.com/ She has explored and posted so many ideas. I shared a few of them with my adult watercolor class as example on how to expand the use of materials and just have fun and play. My demonstration stayed pretty close to the example, but my students went over the top with the process. All of them made the project their own and I have to say, I am happy and just a little jealous of what they did.
quarter sheet watercolor paper, tissue paper, watercolor and black marker
Here is the link to one of my students whose project I just love.
and another link to one of my pastel self portraits