Medium + Method: Acrylic. Brush, wooden cuticle pusher.
The Backstory: Okay, I had to give layering one more shot, and I was answered with an epic fail. I do not know why the paint would not spread evenly. Perhaps the universe was trying to tell me to abandon this technique for the duration of the trip (spoiler alert, I will try it 2.5 more times anyway, but not for a few days).