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.
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.
Learn how to create backgrounds on demand to use as instant art.
It’s been quite the ride… 52 Book of Background pages that you can use as standalone art or for art journaling…finally done!
How to Make a Paint Drip Book Cover – Free How-to Video. Finally reaching the point of being able to make paint drip book covers for the Book of Backgrounds 2016 project was truly bittersweet.
Making a paint splatter flower 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.
After creating 49 book of background pages, we finally get to make a stencil and collage book cover.
We’ve finally made it!
This will be the inside front cover so I can do a bit of writing on the inside about the journey. To keep things simple, you can use any heavy cardstock, masonite or corrugated cardboard. We’ll use printed paper as the background and stencil tinted modeling page for a simple accent. Keep the stencil and collage book cover simple as the embellishing will really make the page pop in phase two.
Glitter Art and Paint Drips to Chase the Sunset. Free how-to video to create an art journal page with glitter art, paint drips, rays and tattoo inspired stencils.
Have you ever tried gelli printing with things found in your recycle bin? Don’t think “yuck”, but thing “wow”. There are so many different things that you can use to make marks and impressions on your gelli printing plate.
Here’s a Gelli Plate Printing Idea…Use Spider Web Trim. In this free how-to “Gelli Plate Printing Idea” video, you’ll learn how to use spider web trim in combination with a gelli plate & metallic wax.