I like painting on wood and leaving some of it showing through, as in these two pieces- the sunglasses are based on a pair I found last month that actually have wood frames (more or less), and the cones are based on many similar ones that I have eaten this summer. Except then they would be all coffee ice cream. The texture of bare maple grain contrasting with the opaque acrylic paint. This is one advantage of having access to a woodshop. I can't use the table saw but I can rummage for scraps.