Payne's Gray is one of my favorite colors and I use it quite frequently. Here I mixed it with gesso and put it in an empty acrylic paint tube that I washed out. I painted the page background with the Payne's gray/gesso blend and then used Payne's gray by itself to make the floral design using Tim Holtz lace stencil. This is definitely my most used stencil. The texture in it is outstanding.