Another simple way to make your own background papers from paint, gift tissue and chalks.
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.
Tone and age your papers using glazes.
Tissue Paper & Acrylics
Make your own background papers from paint and gift wrap tissue.
Nail Polish Marbling
Use up your old nail polish making new background papers.
Here’s an all-over texture that just about anyone can master.
This basic brushing technique will give your backgrounds a linear texture.
Grab your kids’ sidwalk chalk, and create some interesting backgrounds.
Toilet Paper Dabbing
Add a little texture to your backgrounds with plain old toilet paper.