This background was made by spritzing the cardstock with water, adding Dyna Flow ink and salt crystals. After heat setting this and wiping off the crystals this is the look I achieved.
This is the first stage of preparation, I painted Gel medium onto cardstock, added some scrunched Gladbake, some text based paper and a few more bits of Gladbake. When this was dry I put it through my Cuttlebug using an embossing plate.
Next I roughed up the cardstock with some sandpaper and with a direct to paper technique added a couple of different layers of ink, drying and sanding between layers. http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2009/01/sweet-new-lps-set-and-wax-paper-fresco.html
This is where I got the info to make the wax paper background...I just used things I had to hand to try and get a similar effect.