I participate in a Dutch Mixed Media group (mixed media diva’s) and Elly, one of the group’s moderators, organizes challenges. These photo’s are in an upload quality for personal use. Okay, how did I make them? Started with paper (acrlylic, you can also use have aquarel paper) and gessoed it. You do not see it on the pictures, but that gives a nice texture. Then blue acrylic paint diluted with glazing medium, and made several layers. Then, on the one with the circles: i did this with stencils (guess: clubscrap). Wrote text with blue neo color classic II. Finished the piece with little red accents (again neo color II).
The second one starts the same: paper, gesso, blue acrylic paint, glazing medium and building layers. Stamped the border of harlequin squares and made a print with a brass stenci: put a little white paint or gesso on it and use it as a stamp. With white gesso I stamped a few scratches and on top 3 red bullets.
You can use the red / white stripes in combination with both backgrounds. Or one of these below:
HAVE FUN USING THEM!!!!!