Here is my latest still life. Itís 10x8 inches. For the surface I used matboard that I coated with Golden fine pumice gel. I painted the gel on with a brush and it went on pretty unevenly. But I ended up liking the brushstroke texture, although there were some clumpy spots. And it made a pretty good toothy surface. Then I did an under painting in contrasting colors with mungyos which I blended with Liquin. Then I did the final layer with neopastels.
(This photo makes the background color look kind of dirty. It looks better IRL)