This summer I picked up a set of Liquitex acrylic gouache because I really enjoyed working with gouache in college (a long, long time ago) but haven't found a brand that I have enjoyed using. Often gouache, which kind of feels like a chalky mix of watercolour and acrylic, doesn't smell very nice and isn't very smooth on application. It definitely has its place, particularly in illustration, but I wanted to try it again. Anyway, the Liquitex acrylic gouache is nice as far as the medium goes, but I am still struggling with it a bit. I finally decided to return to the altered book I've been working on and work back into the portraits I painted of my daughters and I'm liking it much more. This medium is fantastic for altered books as I find watercolours too transparent while acrylics are too sticky. I may have to make a couple of more adjustments and may also add some airbrushed patterns with Liquitex acrylic ink. We'll see. So far, so good, in any case.