One of the first examples in Maggie's book is creating a textured base. Here are some of my experiments.
This is a piece of deco bond. I added an additional layer of wonder-under as I find deco bond doesn't hold well. I ripped up pieces of green tissue and brown bag and ironed them down.
The second image has been painted with white and black gesso. Some areas of the paper have been left blank, but all uncovered areas have been painted. I will keep building layers with gels, and paint tomorrow.