Here is another Inspire Me Thursday posting for the "Wallpaper" prompt. This is a portion of a gesso and acrylic piece on watercolour paper. It was done a couple of months ago but I thought I would post it because of the "fleur-de-lis" stamp. Variations of fleur-de-lis are very commonly used in wallpaper patterns. The French symbol has a very rich history and represents (among other things) peace and purity. Having grown up in Quebec, the symbol holds a place in my heart. Check it out more information on the fleur-de-lis on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleur-de-lis
You can create wonderful textures by carving into a thick coat of wet gesso on paper or other support. It almost feels like leather when you use watercolour paper (after it dries). Rubbing acrylic paint onto it highlights the texture.