paint splatter flowers

Making a paint splatter flowers garden book cover for all my book of background pages has got to be one of my favourites so far.

I wanted to create the flowers as little speech bubbles so I could write short inspiring words of the journey once it’s completed in phase two.  Using printed papers in the background adds just enough interest from plain paint to something quite unique.

Paint Splatter Flowers Garden Book Cover

Paint Splatter Flowers Garden Book Cover

paint splatter flowers

Background Type:

  • Any type of surface that will accept acrylic paint.
  • For the covers, I’m using the cardboard backing of a pad of watercolour paper.  Backings for drawing, acrylic or even palette paper works really well for this technique.


DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

  • Titan Buff – DMFA38
  • Cobalt Teal Hue – DMFA10
  • Translucent White – DMFA40
  • Green Gold – DMFA14
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue – DMFA09
  • Sap Green – DMFA07
  • Hansa Yellow Light – DMFA16
  • Viridian – DMAF14
  • Raw Umber – DFMFA03
  • Titanium White – DMFA39

DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Acrylics

  • Promise – ADC22

Mediums and Specialty Products

  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page Glue, Sealer & Finish – Matte – DS106


  • DecoArt Americana Decor – Ikat Polka Dot – ADS11

Collage Material

  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page Paper:
    • Vintage Silhoutte – DP09
    • Victorian Romance – DP03
    • Ship to Shore – DP06


  • Application and Texture Tools – DAS221


Royal Soft-Grip

  • #8 Bristle Bright – SG1425

Royal Aqualon

  • 3/4″, 1/2″ & 1″ Glaze Wash – R2700
  • #10 & 12 Shader – R2150
  • #4 Round – R2250
  • #1 Script Liner – R2585

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Palette/Trowel Knife – LJT-2
  • Unstick Reusable Arts and Crafts Sheet
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby Wipes, Kitchen Wipes or Kitchen cloths (for dry rub application)
  • Heat Gun
  • Cosmetic Sponges


What would you do?

What are some ideas on how you would create the inside back cover for your own version of the Book of Backgrounds 2016 project?  Share in the comments below.