Recently, I tried a sheet of handmade paper, using watercolor, but without putting gesso on it first. I love the texture that developed on the surface of this painting. The subject is one of my triplet grandkids - Tiffanie. She was about three at the time and had recently broken her arm. She is now fourteen. I saved this painting from disaster. I had put liquid frisket on some areas to save the whites - but, left the painting in the hot trunk of my car. So, removing the frisket tore the papers surface. Then, I painted Daniel Smith's watercolor ground on the damaged areas. I carefully painted over the dried ground to match the rest of the painting. In the end everything seemed to work out for the best.