Instead of buying new paints for making backgrounds,
I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains from my stash!
Added Victorian velvet and bundled sage stain to my craft sheet by tapping.
Spritzed once or twice with a very fine mist of water.
Placed my cardstock (110 lb. Georgia Pacific paper from Walmart) right onto the craft sheet.
After trial and error, I found I did not like the effect when too much water is added.
Will have to try this with watercolor paper to see if the results differ.
For the bow, I used Peggy's Naomi Knot Tutorial.
I was lucky to find matching paper in my stash!