I was browsing through my Google reader and I came across a beautiful layout by Tomoko she designs for Webster's and I loved the composition and the background she created . So I decided to challenge myself to create something similar digitally.
There are a couple of elements I wanted to include. First the layered look of gesso and as a relative newcomer to Photoshop that's a bit of a challenge, so I checked out Deviantart to see that some of the talent over there were creating. I download a couple of stock photos and started to play around. I basically combined 3 elements. A brick wall, a gesso texture and a piece of scrapbook paper.
After combining the elements here's a look at my work flow.
Here's the finished background I think it turned out kinda cool. I hope you'll try somethings new today!