How to create a simple, flexible background.
Category: Background Techniques
Beautiful backgrounds can make or break a mixed media piece. There are as many background techniques as there are artists using them. Here are just a few of the many options.
This is a simple background that uses a repeating circular motif.
Use a brayer and Distress inks to create simple stripes and plaids.
Use dollar store placemats to create papers with interesting textures.
This simple technique creates an effect that looks like a bandana print.
A quick video on sponge painting on bottles.
Use Distress Inks to create beautifully toned background papers.
Put all those fake credit cards and used up gift cards to use as paint applicators.
Everything you ever wanted to know about making things rust.
Paint, paper, smoosh—instant backgrounds!