Posts in category Background Techniques

How To Create a Simple Mixed-Media Ba...

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How to create a simple, flexible background.

A Quick Circle Background

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This is a simple background that uses a repeating circular motif.

Striped Brayered Backgrounds

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Use a brayer and Distress inks to create simple stripes and plaids.

Placemat Textured Papers

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Use dollar store placemats to create papers with interesting textures.

The Bandana Effect

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This simple technique creates an effect that looks like a bandana print.

VIDEO: Sponge Painting

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A quick video on sponge painting on bottles.

Distress Ink Backgrounds

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Use Distress Inks to create beautifully toned background papers.

Credit Card Painting

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Put all those fake credit cards and used up gift cards to use as paint applicators.

The Rust Guide

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Everything you ever wanted to know about making things rust.

Free Form Monoprints

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Paint, paper, smoosh—instant backgrounds!

Polished Stone on Metal

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Use alcohol inks on metal to create an interesting effect.

Easy Paste Papers

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My super-simple method of making these popular papers.

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