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.
Curious on how to create a gelatin monoprint using stamps and stencils without wasting a bunch of paper and cardstock? In this free how-to video, you’ll learn how to create a gelatin monoprint using stamps and stencils in a variety of ways.
A Mask vs Stencil Experiment to Create an Art Journal Background. In part 2 of this mask vs stencil experiment, you’ll see the differences with using the mask portion of the stencil to create a textured background.
Stencil vs Mask Experiment to Create an Art Journal Background. In part 1 of this stencil vs mask experiment, you’ll see the differences with using a stencil to create a textured background.
Introduction to Dendritic Painting to Create Branch-Like Art. Learn how to create Dendritic painting prints that have unique patterns and branch like forms that can be used for any artwork.
Learn Gelli Printing with Stencils, an easy introduction using acrylics and stencils to create unique and random backgrounds for any type of art. Easy to do and can be quite addictive.
Does the idea of creating a grunge background make you feel a little like a rebel? The raw style can be used for portraits, mixed media and much more.
Doing an image transfer with an clipping from a newspaper & I messed up big time. So when things go wrong with an image transfer, collage It…Blooper Time!
Blueprint Mail Art Using Ship to Shore Decoupage Paper. There are many ideas of what blueprint mail art is, and my take on it is creating a piece of artwork with the theme of old ships, postage/mail and vintage.
Create an Inspirational Art Journal Background using Tattoo Inspired Stencils – Book of Backgrounds 2016, Number 38
Create an Inspirational Art Journal Background using Tattoo Inspired Stencils
Free video lesson on using wildlife printed paper, urban ink tattoo inspired stencils and wax metallics to create an inspirational art journal background.
Not brave enough to get a real tattoo, I’ll go to the next best thing & use Urban Ink Tattoo-Inspired stencils in my art journal with a Rock and Roll theme.
Learn the technique to create shabby chic art with a matte finish, distressed, soft and pastel looks with a hint of contrast and texture.
In Book of Backgrounds 35, we’re going to take on a travel scene for this page. Collaging theme paper, then painting the paper is the main technique in the video. Painting upside down and tearing the paper is optional 🙂