I have been having loads of fun creating with mixed media recently. For the top example, I used a sand called Mudd Puddles and adhered a fresh-water pearl to the ATC. Great for dimension! The second set of ATCs has a Golden Modeling Paste background. I just recently visited our Blick Art Supplies, here in Portland and boy did I have fun looking! So many great textural mediums and fun things to look at! I posted a link to their web site on the right. You will have so much fun window shopping!