I was trying to add a border with a pattern in a report. As it happens, the easiest way to do this is to simply use a background image as recalled here.
First, let’s create our background image with the help of GIMP. Create a new image using the template US-Letter (300 ppp) and adjust the Advanced Settings to set a resolution of 72 ppp.
then add the pattern you would like to use. I just pasted an image and scaled it to fit the size of the page. You can use advanced image search from google to specify the size you are looking for 612×792 pixels in this case. You can optimize your image by removing the background and maybe specify a color palette or convert it to black and white and use GIF format, I didn’t need it though. Export the resulting image and copy it to your report project folder.
Finally, set this image as Background image in the Master Page of your report in the Advanced tab of the Property Editor. You may also want to set the Background size width to cover for a better fit.
Depending on the output the results would vary. In our case we only needed it in PDF format which dispplays just fine.