The background is one of the heavier weight fabrics that I have - it's a canvas type cotton with words printed on it - suitable for me don't you think! I have even managed to use one of the patterned bias bindings that I have had in the shop and been desperate to find an excuse to use.
I just love my pretty brushes - the all the handles are patterned
They go right down to tiny points - I only paint little things - I love adding tiny little details
They are actually nail art brushes - yes really - and they can take quite a bit of hammering from me as they for all the nail polish and remover that nail tecs use.
This is the type of thing I get. The brushes have loads of different tips - they are very inexpensive and I am getting hooked on collecting all the different ones.