I use a variety of techniques with acrylic gels. I generally use hardware tools to carve shapes into my acrylic gels. I also enjoy using a technique named “ imprinting” whereby you create templates, rubber stamps, stencils, use fabrics, doilies and random metallic or plastic surfaces and push gels through them to create an imprint.  Collage is also another way I develop a textural feel to my work building layer upon layer. You are only limited by your own imagination.