Another fun tool I recently came across is Golden's mica gel. It's basically clear gel medium with mica flakes in it. You can get gold, pearl, and black in large and small flakes. I picked up the pearl and gold in the small flake. Here's my first project using it. I've been very inspired by fall color lately so the gold mica seemed like a good start.
I started with an old 5x7 canvas from another project and gesso'd over it. Lot's of layers of acrylics and stencils and this is what I came up with.
|Fall color loveliness. (If this photo appears fuzzy, try clicking on it. There seems to be something odd going on with the image import.)|
|The flowers are painted burlap. The leaves are hand cut from paper. You can see the gold mica on the left edge.|
|Stencils and layers and texture hooray!|