I just finished reading Ashley Calder's book scraptastic, and it is the best book ever, it is so full of techniques using gesso, paint, water colors, ink etc.... I played with this tonight and am quite happy with how it turned out. Its a piece of very heavy water color paper cut to 12x12 and the design is my own, done in ink and then filled in with water colors. I used minimal embellishments, wanting the design to stand out. Very fun!!