The Inky Layers background is done with bits of different pieces of paper inked up and then glued down. The next step is to paint a glaze over the papers, I used a watered down light green Making Memories paint, which was then rubbed with ink pads (a green and red) in a few places and blended in with a tissue or baby wipe. Calligraphy ink was rubbed in next, which blended more of the ink and I used a circle stencil with the red ink to make the dots pattern. I'm really happy with how this ATC turned out.
When Kyla and I were doing the backgrounds for the Leafing Pen Resist ATCs, we couldn't get a Leafing Pen for this technique, so we just used the Making Memories branded glaze paints instead. It probably doesn't stand out (resist) as much as the leafing pen would have, but that was the best we could do under the circumstances.
I had so much fun playing with these techniques from Bernie Berlin's ATC Workshop book and can't wait to do the next techniques.
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
~ G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English Writer ~