i should actually post some pics of my trials. i've moved on to using dylusions ink spray for the background, and then micro-bead (like modeling paste, from golden) through a stencil. i colored the micro-bead paste with dylusions mister. we'll see how that one turns out - it is drying now. i read somewhere not to dry the beads with a heat gun (i think christy tomlinson's she art class).
not sure if i will actually get anything created. how weird would it be to upload my trials?