The above two paintings were painted on toned masa paper. It is one of my favorite supports to paint on. If you would like to learn more about how to prepare and tone masa paper and some of the things you can do with it click here and here.
This painting was painted on a different support that I made with gesso juice. You can learn all about how to prepare and paint on this surface here. I have improved on creating different effects with this surface by sometimes adding white craft sand to the mix and sometimes torn pieces of rice paper.