This is an 8 X 8 wood board, about 1/2" thick. I started this piece with absolutely no plan. First I spackled board with heavy gel medium to create texture, leaving a circular area in center for something. Then I gesso'd the board. I starting laying down color- starting with my usual Golden favs and then got bold and threw in some Cobalt Blue. I did a gel medium transfer on top of the color. Used rubber stamps with Stazon and layers of collage pattern paper.