Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mixed Media Backgrounds

A friend told me about Nicole Maki's Mixed Media Background Tutorial.  It's a fun way to make a variety of backgrounds for journaling or other artwork. You work on several pieces at one time adding many layers- acrylic paint, stencils, ink, texture, ephemera, stamps, etc.  One thing that I learned is that each layer needs to be dry before adding another one.

One technique that I really liked is spraying ink with a stencil (I used Ranger Dylusions) on a painted surface, letting it dry and scraping white gesso over it. It gives a very subtle, ghost-like image of the stencil-  as seen in the white circles below.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

This is an interesting tutorial, and I want to try it soon. Thanks for sharing it!