I've been wanting to do something different with the backgrounds in my watercolor paintings but didn't want to use any other medium with the water color paints I like using so much. Products like inks, acrylic or dyes. So by masking out the flower area with freezer paper I was able to do some surface design stuff, like brushing water color paint about with a foam brush, and stamping with some foam stamps I have made. I tried writing with a Inktense color pencil in an area wet with soy milk. I brushed back over the writing to smudge it. I think this is going to be worth exploring further with some more though given to,incorporating the background more cohesively into the composition. So I will be giving some serious thought to the stencils, or stamps or screens I will use for the next piece, which will again be something small before I go forth with a major size piece. I will sandwich and begin to quilt tonight or tomorrow.