I used my vintage pencils (Berol, vintage prismas and laurentien) and Mungyo Gallery soft pastels for the background. I apply a generous layer of fixative when using soft pastels, to make sure the pigment will stay in place. My choice is the matte finish because it reduces any shine from the pencils. This is a fun relaxing book, I love it! Color me Cluttered by Durel Godfrey.