When I'm making personal art, I often turn to my art journals and start with a textured background. I just love the look of little bits of old book pages, a bit of scrap paper and wonderful thick acrylics over top... and stencils too. I throw it all in there. And that's what I did for this new set of delicious mixed media backgrounds in shades of red, blue and brown. So many yummy layers that really came through in the scans.