Sometimes one can get stuck in a rut when working with the same surface. Not sure if you've noticed, but I tend to start my canvases with scrunched up wrapping tissue...like 90% of the time. *LOL*
I love the look of canvas but it's a little too "flat" for my liking. The scrunched up wrapping tissue adds that bit of texture and you can still see the canvas texture underneath.
Here I coloured the scrunched up wrapping tissue + gessoed base with metallic Faber Castell gelatos, then layered come vintage lace over. I love the dreamy result of the background which shimmers when you look at the canvas at an angle. :)
After that, I just went a little crazy with the embellishments from my "save-it-for-a-rainy-day" stash. :)
Playing along with the background challenge at 13 Arts.