Chalky Finish - Book of Backgrounds 2016, Number 19

In this video lesson, I’ll be experimenting with collage printed tissue as the foundation of the background and then using transparent and chalky finish paint with brushes and a brayer to create visual and physical texture.

Book of Background Type:

  • Strathmore 400 series Mixed Media Paper, Vellum Finish (Windpower)


DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:

  • Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
  • Quinacridone Gold – DMFA32

DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

  • Legacy – ADC21
  • Timeless – ADC04

Prep and Mediums:

  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page
    • Paper – DS115
    • Napkin – DS126
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18


  • Royal Aqualon, 1″ Wash Glaze – R2700
  • Royal Soft-Grip, #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • No-Stick Mat (Currently using the Unstick Arts and Craft Sheet)
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby or Kitchen Wipes
  • Heat Gun
  • Printed Tissue
  • Brayer
  • Paper Towel Core to use as a DIY brayer


Book of Backgrounds 2016, Number 19

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