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.

If you missed the opening party for the Book of Backgrounds, hop on over the Facebook group for a recording of the livestream.

Book of Backgrounds is a series of backgrounds with a single purpose of being a background that can be used for formal art, mixed media, still life, portraits, art journaling, they can be used full size or cut up for artist trading cards, postcards, miniature art or anything else you can think of.

Supplies Used

Substrate:  140lb Watercolour Pape


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics
    • Primary Blue – DA200
    • Alizarin Crimson – DA179
    • Traditional Burnt Sienna – DA223
  • DecoArt Americana Premium: White Gesso – DATM07
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: Shimmering Silver – DA070



  • wax paper
  • palette knife
  • palette paper
  • flat brushes


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