I like using dark backgrounds for art journal pages. It's a quick way to create depth.
I used a dark page from a glossy magazine , put something with texture underneath and rubbed with nail polish remover ( acetone).
My favorite texture? Shoes!
Just look underneath your shoes, boots and flip flops...
I first saw this technique in this video by Katie Kendrick.
This is the background I finished yesterday:
I don't know what I am going to do with it, but this year I promised myself I don't have to finish pages!