Finished the book pages today and was pleased with the outcome. I really ventured into some unknown territory working in an altered book. I plan to start another one right away -- maybe just keep one going all of the time. Wonderful way to use the embellishments and paper bits and pieces of art that are been sitting in a drawer - in my case, in many drawers. The background color was created by using spray paint by Krylon - developed for paper - I used antiquing and gold stone. This is the first time I've used them and they worked really well - dried quickly.