Sometimes the only way to get the background you want is to create it yourself. I wanted to play with these fabulous Webster's Pages papers and trims and this sweet photo of my friend Maggi's new baby.
I wanted to "glam" up the background with a little Glimmer Glam Nightfall so I created a little texture on the cardstock.
Apply a little wet adhesive to the cardstock.
Scrunch and adhere wrapping tissue.
When it dries, you get this awesome texture.
Add a layer of gesso. The gesso serves as a primer for any colorants you want to add to the surface.
I added some blue and green distress inks to match the colours on my patterned papers.
Paint on the Glimmer Glam for a really cool and glittered textured base.