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This close up of the tray shows the multi-layered effect of the "crackle" finish. The base coat is cobalt blue. Subsequent coats of blue-green, yellow & forest green were applied, utilizing 2 different types of "crackle" media. I think the "crackle" finish draws one's eye to the green tiles, especially the Sakura "Galaxy" tiles with gold stars. The painted surfaces were sealed with 2 coats of water-based polyurethane (low VOC).

This post is awesome! It's a great detailed guide to choosing colored pencils. It reviews the different brands and types of colored pencils and helps you know what type to get. Perfect for anyone who loves adult coloring books!


A little pic describing different kinds of composition that are worth noting as they leave some sense of how to use an objects placement to create balance in a work.


“ Types of Domes in Islamic/Indo-Islamic Architecture Images are from Sir Benister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture, images’ copyright is of the respective authors”