There have been a number of very kind comments on bead journal project posted on my blog.
You are all so kind and I really appreciate it.
A couple of people asked about the background and I couldn't find a way to communicate with them so I hope its okay to post my answer here.
The background is fabric that has been treated with puff paint and glitter. I applied the paint and then the glitter and then heated the paint to make it puff up.