I am in a swap which asks participants to play with embossing paste (molding paste) and acrylic paint on a 4x4 base using Jacqueline Sullivan's tutorial. I had worked with embossing paste and stencils in the past but this was the first I stamped and used hand tools to place designs into the paste. After making these several pieces I realized I enjoyed this creative process much more than using the stencils with the embossing paste. I used dabbers and Lumiere acrylic paints. I create this card to demonstrate how these backgrounds can be used. Here I stamped on a transparency and color with Lumiere paint and Stickles. The best part of the background is enjoying the texture and dimension so click on the pictures and you will see so much more.