What are you most proud of? I really love my Koi. What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can paint any design you like! The spray ultra-glitter was very effective - but notice that the handpainting is not on top of that. I painted the background with the metallic acrylic, painted the koi, taped off that area and sprayed the glitter paint. Originally I did all the scales on the koi in gold but it didn't show up well, so I re-painted in black.