A few weeks ago I painted a few 12" canvas panels with gel medium, a thickened paste, to add texture over the even weave of the canvas. Then I added some pastel acrylic paint as a base color, figuring I would negate the pure whiteness and give myself a jumping off point. And then I put it away and forgot about it. When I made painted and printed papers for note cards, I cut off the excess pieces and saved them for collage. This square was one of those pieces. Works great with that back ground, no?
Some of the textures shown here.