On Thursday I spent a fantastic day at AFTH (when don't you spend a fantastic day at AFTH) with all my crafting friends. Today was a learning how to do backgrounds and my friend Ann particularly wanted Dy to show us how to do "balls", as you can imagine we had a bit of a laugh about this one. It looks very easy painting balls on your art journal pages and when Dy does it definitely easy peasy but no it is not a simple thing to do. We painted our back grounds first, in pencil drew a border line all around the page and then drew our balls in the middle. To make them pop the secret is in the shading but I am not going to tell you how to do this you will have to book a backgrounds workshop or one of Dy's "pratting around days" at AFTH and go along and learn for yourselves.