The processes Sue and Elizabeth used for creating their center fish blocks incorporated texture screens in the background. If you are interested in using this procedure as well, this is how we did it. Although you could also make yours without a background. The screens we used for backgrounds included water ripples and 2 versions of a crackle screen. (Only one crackle is in the Etsy shop, but if you like the other, just contact us by email.)
deColourant. The water screen is in the Etsy shop here.
Dharma Trading). You can see that the water screen adds a lot of texture to the fabric.
crackle screen to add background texture to her green fabric. She used Jacquard Products Lumiere Citrine textile paint to add a tone-on-tone effect. In this angled photo, the metallic component of the paint is most visible.
PRO Chemical and Dye) and the screen below. (PROChem also carries deColourant products)