I realized that whatever art medium I'm working with I always have to add some paint. I love it! Today while cutting out paper rats (in preparation for the Chinese New Year 2008) I realized that I would not be able to leave them alone. They had to have gold shimmers wiped in their creases before (and after)being glued to a tissue-paper banner. Who knew? So fun! ... however it's not the traditional way to "finish" this sort of paper-cut art. Oh well!