I've also made a layered background which is one of my go to techniques for backgrounds in my journals!
Start by stamping one of the perfume bottles onto white card with black ink, colour image - Copic Markers used here - then fussy cut the stamped image.
Fussy cut paper doll elements from your collage sheet - used here legs, head, sash & bow.
Glue all of your paper doll elements together ready to add to your page background. Computer print your wording and cut out - alternatively you may like to use Blank Page Muse word stamps!
Next step is create your page background using scrap bits & pieces: plain & patterned tissue paper, paper doily, old book pages, picture cut outs etc. A great way to use your scraps!
Adhere the "bits & pieces" over the page with glue or matt medium - leave some white space around the edge - overlap the pieces - no need to be neat - messy is best! Allow to dry.
Use acrylic paints and a sponge to spread paint over the page - use a thin layer so the paint is translucent and you can still see the patterned papers underneath. Allow to dry.
Arrange your paper doll, perfume bottles, computer generated wording and muslin cloth scraps on the page and adhere. Add a couple of sparkly stick on gems for some bling and you have completed your page!