All that Pillow Talk and Art Candy Inspiration we've shared
helps create interesting background layers.
These backgrounds are on canvas boards.
I like to work on several layer boards at a time, so when I am ready to paint I can just pull out a completed background board and start.
Some of this pattern will peek through, some will not.
Be sure to take pictures of your background boards before you draw or paint on them because they make GREAT copyright-free collage papers.
Use them over and over in all sorts of ways, just print them out.
(I created these background boards from techniques I've used over & over, but some techniques/ideas were new & I learned them from Juliette Crane. Thanks Juliette!)