The Book of Backgrounds Project
The Book of Backgrounds project helps you get past the blank page syndrome and have backgrounds ready in an instant when you have a creative idea. Each background has it’s own full tutorial, some short, some long and can be used to create backgrounds for any type art, whether it’s art journaling, mixed media, landscapes, wildlife or portraits. The 2018 project will be starting soon, so you can get a feel for past backgrounds below.
In this first experiment, I’ll start applying fluid acrylics, then testing out the permanence of ink with heat setting and applying matte medium.
Exploring a variety of core rolls and using really big bubble wrap, which I pop to create little flower shaped objects.
This background didn’t work out with food packaging as the stencil, but the hints of shine from the metallics are present and look really pretty.
I’ll be exploring different things to stamp with including of course, bubble wrap, wine corks, paper edging and turkey feathers.
For this Book of Backgrounds page, I’ll be painting on bubble wrap and of course, who can’t resist popping the stuff!
In this Book of Backgrounds experiment, I’m trying to use gauze to remove paint so I end up with tiny lines. So if I can’t remove, I’m adding it back.
Had an idea, didn’t work, changed my mind and in the end.. LOVED how it turned out.
Bubble Wrap, Transparent Reds and White Polka Dots
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about stippling, scumbling & drybrushing using colours in the same colour family and then what to do if you apply too much paint.
Create that Old Styled, Cracked Plaster Effect with Some Modern Glam
Getting funky using an onion bag to create a background that looks a little bit like snakeskin with a hand-print and metallics.
Learn how to use acrylics and metallic paint to create a tarnished background and witness a happy accident when I use a baby wipe to lift up some paint.