I love how this background turned out using the technique shown in the 2nd video - stamping with distress ink on an acrylic block. I used a 1x6 block and taped off my watercolor paper prior to starting. For this one I chose 5 Tim Holtz Distress inks...Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.
After the background dried, I stamped the image and sentiment (both from Unity Stamp Company) and added a few black sequins. This was sooooo easy.
Lovin' this class!