Sorry I haven't been here in a long time, my elderly parents are keeping me very busy these days...
Here are two altered diaries, made for special people for Christmas presents.
The backgrounds are tissue paper and various acrylic rubs (on the green/gold one) and a printed paper background for the pink one. Over that are laid some embossed aluminum pieces, darkened with a wipe on, wipe off wash of black acrylic paint, then coloured in places with sharpie alcohol pens.
Sorry the photo isn't very good, the light bounces back from these a lot!