For this layout I created my background using the crackle stencil with some sandy texture paste. I also used the karate kid - boy title as it was perfect for this page about my son and his karate exploits. I painted the the whole title with gesso and then painted over the words in the title with blue acrylic paint, along with the belt of the karate person. I painted the karate outfit with white acrylic paint and coloured in the hair with a brown marker. I left the skin of the karate person with just a light coat of gesso so that the engraved features would stand out.
Here is a close up: