I made this vessel using a balloon to make the shape. I had put on two layers from the phone book and the balloon popped. I had to put one more layer to make it stronger. I cut out the design of the ridges by hand. I made the mistake of not putting more paper on the outside first and wrapped paper around the ridges and when it dried the ridges dried in different positions. I did not take into account the shrinkage of the paper. But, I was still pleased with it. I freehand drew the design around the vessel. The base of the vessel was mixed with gold metalic paint and dark green acrylic paint. The design on the vessel I used the same gold and acrylic paint with the pink acrylic. I freehand drew the designs.