My first coat of paint was a variety of reds and oranges. You can't see them but they are there. I let them dry and then a coat of white paint covered all of the red. I let that dry. Next I got out a single edge razor blade, an exacto knife and some rubbing alcohol. I watched a Jane Davies video where she did this and decided to give it a try. I squirted the piece with the alcohol, scratched with my exacto knife and scraped with my single edge blade. Fun and I think it can work for a Valentines Day card.