Mixing textures and media can make an otherwise boring subject or sketch really come to life. Similar applications executed in slightly different ways can create immense differences in emotion, message, and style.
A few thin pages of sketches layered and mounted add depth. Then, a touch of gold paint to create drama.
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." —Gerard de Nerval
A rough ink sketch is finished with just a touch of gold paint to elevate it above being just a fun idea.
Art Nouveau goddess
Gold paint, leaves, and walnut ink make this face almost celestial.