The backgrounds were made by applying acrylic paint to the printing plate, which I then followed with stencils or stamps to remove some of the paint, hence the design. I used several different templates for the white space. The flowers were torn pieces of paper, the girl with no face was a dylusions stencil and the lady with the hat was cut from a magazine. Watercolors were used to paint the white space.
Here I am showing the paper after doing the background.
This is the finished picture after adding watercolors.