If your design involves displaying one or more objects in a paperweight, you'll need a background to place these items on.  Backgrounds can be made from a variety of materials such as paper, fabric, leather, metal, and thin sheets of wood veneer.  They can involve complex layers or they can be as simple as printing a photo, as I did for this owl and branch.

After you print the image, simply adhere it to the self-adhesive, rigid mounting board that we include with each paperweight kit.  After you've trimmed the edges, your background is ready to go.

Your dimensional items, such as this twig and owl decoration, can be glued directly to the background.  It's that easy!