I am experienced in HTML and CSS. I understand PHP somewhat and am currently teaching myself to use wordpress and design my own themes using the thematic child template. I am also still learning about plugins, theme filters, and hooks.
I figured out how to edit the CSS for most of the page structure id and classes. I am trying to recreate my current website and would like to apply images that are part of the global css. I have tried inputting the standard img tag into a page and nothing shows up.
Example: The pretty leaves you see in the corners. I want to implement them in my child theme. They are on every page. What and Where is the most functional way to implement my global style images? Then, how do I apply a class or id to it so I can reference my positioning of it in my style.css?
I am using Wordpress 3.1 on a local host with WAMP. I plan to export my new wordpress site at a later date through my hosting provider.
P.S. I am very sorry if this newb question is giving you a headache. But I tried googling it and have been unsuccessful in finding it myself :(