The background on this one came from one of Blockhead’s recent excellent online tutorials. It’s super-easy, very quick, and works the first time out of the box. This goes especially well with Kraft or other soft-hued cardstock, although you can get interesting effects with other colors as well. Using a non-detailed image having a goodly amount of open spaces within the design, stamp it at random over your background with VersaMark. Color in the open spaces with a White pencil. Done! The effect is subtle but looks good enough to be mistaken for pre-printed watermark paper. As an amateur, I call that a good thing!
Cardstock: Bazzill Black, Bazzill White, Quest Putty
Stamps: Art Impressions Chess Rook, Chess King, Unknown ’Journey’
Inks: VersaMark, Archival Black, Judikins Opaque White
Pencil: Prisma White
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail White
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis, deckled scissors
Doo Dads: Black brads