One of the easiest and fastest ways to create a background is to simply squirt some paint onto your page then move it around with an old credit card or key card. Description from kristalnorton.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
transfer tech: Now that the base color was down, it was time to start adding texture. I decided it needed some transferred print so I tore a page from a book, slapped on some Gel Medium and placed it on the journal. The key to making this work is giving it a good rub down with a bone folder.