I really like the transparent layering I can do in Photoshop and Illustrator. It is a very difficult look to replicate with paint. I’ve used matte medium with small amounts of pigment before, but I’ve never been quite happy with the overall effect. I used cut tissue paper on these, one to several layers thick. I think it comes close to what I’ve been looking for.
See full post here: A Strange Boat2008-10-19.