Today, Mixed Media Monday challenged me to “something new” and TMTA invited me to use newspaper….I thought well, why not combine. I ended up choosing to do something new, rather than depict it…I just got some Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and thought I’d try it….I played with some transfers and added in newspaper…a small bit about making things out of nothing! But…the UTEE was odd to use for me and it ended up obscuring the work underneath it more than I wanted. I played with some drinking straw beads and ribbon, but in the end it’s just not my best work. I thought about not posting, about just dumping it. Even photographing it was a challenge–all the bumpy shiny places the light could jump off and get in the way. Then I decided the point here is for me to share (warts and all) and learn, perhaps some of you may have some insight to where I went wrong with the UTEE? So here it is, I appreciate any feedback, and no need to be overly kind. I’m so proud of my previous “Athena” ATC, this just is not my best, and that is ok.