I love this background! I forget what I was trying to do (or even if I did it) but I still like the look. But I wanted a simple layout that would allow me to keep most of the background. I tried using Mike's Cloisonné Medallions and loved the look...
... so I made a few more just like it using different backgrounds.
The edges are just torn or distressed and the black splatters are black watercolour crayons and black enamel accents. The black string is just crewel wool.