I really love the idea of mixed media art work. I wondered what would happen, if I drew in pencil on some brown paper, then stuck the paper down on a more rigid surface, and then oil painted over it. So, I sketched some poses of my little manikin, and some pieces of note paper, and ribbon in pencil. Then, I sort of "decoupaged" the piece of paper down onto a sheet of heavy bristol paper. I used some acrylic mat medium to do it with. It didn't disturb the pencil at all, like I thought it might. After it was dry, I painted over it with oil... just to see what would happen. I liked the smooth feel of the surface, and the paint went on nicely. I didn't quite finish it... but, I had fun, and I wonder.. if I might do more with the decoupage/collage idea, using different papers, and then adding oil paint. I feel like I need something new to really spark my interest lately!