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Background Techniques, Page 2

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.

Crumpled Inking

Here’s an all-over texture that just about anyone can master.

Dry Brushing

This basic brushing technique will give your backgrounds a linear texture.

Chalk Dragging

Grab your kids’ sidwalk chalk, and create some interesting backgrounds.