How Dipping Paper Can Create Instant Art

We’ve all done it!

Created something really cool using a super simple technique that’s almost embarrassing to share.

I was experimenting with creating random grungy backgrounds for a piece I want to design called “Three Soldiers”.  I envisioned the background in the final piece being so far int he back, you’d only slightly see shapes and value (lightness and darkness of a colour), but there would be so much dimension because of transparent layers…that’s what I envison.


August, 2016

a grungy background adds interest to any art
Adding a grungy background and building layers is a great way to add subtle interest to your art.
Background by Gisèle Grenier
Are you ready to find out how simple it is to create a whole bunch of backgrounds with very little effort?
Not only will you learn about dipping paper, but how I used “blue box” finds for stencils & stamps to create random shapes on a print.

Supplies Used in this Video

  • Deli Paper (you can use rice paper, thick tissue or even tracing paper)
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics
    • Champagne Gold – DA202
    • Black Pearl – DA127
  • DecoArt Media Mister
    • Carbon Black – DMM08
  • General Supplies
    • brushes
    • random stencils
    • random stamps
    • brayer
    • no stick craft mat
    • window screen

So let me ask you this…

regardless of the style and colour…do you think this might be something you could use in your artwork?  Share your thoughts in the comments below and if you know of a friend that might appreciate this post, I’d be grateful if you’d share it.

Until next time…Stay Inspired