Cheesecloth and Acrylic

2 for 1 background with cheesecloth painted over and removed to create the illusion of texture (white gesso background) and then repurposed and painted over with acrylic medium (black gesso background) to create actual texture and a new look. Cheesecloth step #1 idea from "Acrylic Revolution" by Nancy Reyner
Place cheesecloth on page; paint with acrylic glazes that have been thinned slightly. Allow to dry 10-15 minutes; remove cheesecloth while paint is slightly tacky. I thought it would be fun to repurpose the painted cheesecloth onto another journal which had been prepped with black gesso. I painted a thick coat of acrylic medium and "glued down" the cheesecloth. [Protect the other pages with sheets of wax paper.]Force dry with a hair dryer and then trim the edges. Two backgrounds from one technique.