If you’ve done my Book of Background series, you likely have a ton of background pages and maybe you haven’t done anything with them yet?  

If you are busy, busy and struggle to find time to create art, but want to be creative…using the Book of Backgrounds is a great way to get many pieces of art backgrounds from a single design and you’ll be able to try this in a series of 5 videos. 

In this video tutorial, I’m going to assume you haven’t done the Book of Backgrounds, so I’ll show you how to create very simple backgrounds to create instant art to add to other pieces of art such as inchies, twinchies, ATC’s ( artist trading cards ), 4×4’s, mixed media and anythign else needing a background or embellishment.

Ready to make this? Here is what I used:

Substrate: 140lb watercolour or acrylic paper, corrugated cardboard or mixed media paper. Anything that is thick enough to be sturdy, yet easy enough to cut with a paper trimmer or a blade and ruler.

I used 140lb Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

Palette: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
-Quinacridone Violet – DMFA34
-Phthalo Green-Yellow – DMFA25
-Phthalo Blue – DMFA23
-Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
-Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
-Transparent White – DMFA40

DecoArt Mixed Media Stencil – Button Alphabet: ASMM25
DecoArt Andy Skinner
– Half Tone – Andy105
-Alphabet Spaghetti – Andy101

-Paper Cutter/Trimmer, Scissors, blade and ruler
-Random Stamps
-Synthetic Flat Brush
-Stencil or Bristle Brush
-StazOn – Jet Black Ink pad
-Baby Wipes
-Palette Paper
-Paper Towels

Book of Backgrounds on Demand

What did you think?

Have you heard of the Book of Backgrounds?  if so, do you know how many backgrounds you’ve created?  if you’ve never heard of it, let me know and I can send you a couple of links so you can get started.  Please share in the comments below.