i think this surface is a great idea! I would love to try it out myself. there is something about paper that I enjoy so much more than panel or masonite. maybe it's the grit.
I know!....I've also always loved paper more than anything else. I think you can buy panels already prepared in the way I do them, but I like making them. But they do sometimes go a bit wrong. If I put a bit too much glue on there is some waver in the paper when it dries. I've found a way to fill the waves with glue though........it get's more and more complicated :) But I am pleased to have this new method.