I had an old canvas that I had played around on trying an abstract technique, that I didn't hate but didn't really love either.
So I thought I would use it as a background for a mixed media style canvas.
I then coloured them with my alchemy paints.
I found the background was still too in your face so I then dry brushed some white gesso over the top of it to tone it down.
I really love the soft distressed finish of this one.