I began by prepping both the figures in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then I gave it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsed and dried it. Then, with some careful slicing with my hobby knife, I was able to remove the book and forearm of Leisynn, and do the same with Olivia's forearm. I then glued the book in place on the cleric, and was amazed at how perfectly it fit; right down to her tilted head now appearing to be looking directly at the new book she was holding.
I then thought about what I wanted to do with the bottle she was holding, when it hit me that it might make a nifty inkwell. I scrounged through my bits box, and came up with a pair of feathers from an ECW sprue (intended to be hat plumes); and after trimming off the stopper on the bottle, I drilled a small hole and affixed the feathers to represent quills. I sprayed the quills with some flat white primer, and then glued them into place. Next, I glued the figure to a white-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer's glue.
I decided I wanted to give the impression of ancient words of power floating around her robes, rising to the surface and then sinking back down. So I used Black paint to paint some made-up runes all over her robes, and while I was doing that, I also added some "text" to the pages of the open book. I then went back over some of the words on the robes with a light glaze of the "Apple Parchment" paint I had painted the robes with to "fade"them out a bit. I also used the Black to do piping borders on her hem and cuffs. I also used some Ceramcoat "Opaque Red" to paint large letters at the top of each page, and to paint the book mark running down the center of the book between the two open pages. When the book mark was dry, I went over it with a little of the "Agrax Earthshade".
I worked on her base next, painting it first with the "Zinc", and after that had dried, I gave it a wash with some "GE "Badab Black" wash using a wet brush. When that was dry, I drybrushed the paving stones with first the "Storm Cloud Grey", and then Folk Art "Platinum Grey".
Lastly, I painted the metal pats of her mace with Folk Art Metallics "Gunmetal Grey", and then highlighted with Folk Art "Silver Sterling".
When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish" early the next morning. Midday, I flocked the white areas with Woodland Scenics "Snow" flock and the next day I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.