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 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.
Learn how to create a vintage styled, metallic marbled background which can be used as a background and on 3d objects, such as a tray or vase.
Learn how to use acrylics and metallic paint to create a tarnished background while using paper towels and wax paper as the painting tool.
In this Book of Backgrounds session, you will learn how to work with acrylics and metallic paint using waxed paper as the painting tool for the visual texture.
Quick and Easy Artist Trading Cards Using Only Painted Backgrounds
Learn how to create backgrounds on demand to use as instant art.