I have many scraps and I wanted to slowly use them up somehow. I saw many tutorials online where people create a mosaic background with them.  I wanted it a bit textured and a little raised in some spots.  Therefore, I glued a lot of layers on some spots and one layer only on another.   I used Golden Gel Medium and old scraps cut out into little squares and rectangles.  I used a 3×3 inch wood canvas, a wood frame and wooden butterflies that I painted black and then used Faber Castel Gelatos in gold color to give it a wood-like look. [...]

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I wanted to do mixed media projects on wood, but I didn’t want to use pencil colors. I have lots of wood panels I got from Michaels. I love them and I will stock up on them when I go next time. So, I tried Faber Castel Gelatos for the background. It really turned out well. I just had to let it completely dry before I added the texture paste and the script background. [...]

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