A great way to create backgrounds that are full of colour, but are diffused enough not to compete with your focal point is to use stencils and multiple layers of paint and collage.
In Book of Backgrounds #2, you’ll find a detailed supply list and a video showing exactly how I create a background that is so easy to do and can also serve as a visual prompt when you’re not sure what art to create.
- Terra Skin
- Rice Paper Scraps
Palette: DecoArt Media
- Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide – DMFA42
- Transparent Red Iron Oxide – DMFA41
- Quinacridone Gold – DMFA32
- Raw Umber – DMFA37
- Primary Magenta – DMM02
- Purple – DMM07
- Turquoise – DMM09
- Violet – DMM10
- Yellow – DMM11
- Americana Decou-Page Napkin Medium – DS126
Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencils:
- Industrial Elements – Andy107
- Old Film – Andy04
- Code Breaker – Andy02
Americana Decor Stencil:
- Old French Script – ADS10
- Royal Brush Soft-Grip – #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425
- Royal Brush Aqualon – 1″ Wash Glaze – 2700
- Royal Glue Brush – RD80
- Royal Square Brush Basin – RD325
- Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
- Royal Palette/Trowel Knives (LG2/LJG3)
- Baby Wipes/Kitchen Wipes
- Paper Towels
- No-Stick Mat
- Heat Gun
What did you think?
Do some ideas come to mind how you can take this further and create art on your newly created background? let me know in the comments below.