OK, here's my progress on the 4 8 X 8 claybords. I added some texture with tissue, gel medium, and cheesecloth, then today I started layering with pastels and fluid acrylics. Pardon the shadows on the corners. I can see in this photo that I have a blobby reddish spot in the middle of the two right ones, but it will gradually fade and blend in as I continue to layer. Havin fun!!