Monday, April 23

mixed media personalized background paper

hello scrappy friends!

after attending sharon's mixed media album workshop, i got hooked on art mediums! i bought almost every single one of them available on the market and i enjoyed long hours experimenting and mixing in my scrappy room.

today, i've been exploring mixed media painting techniques for customized background papers and  i want to share some of them with you.

1. rainbow background paper #1 using acrylic paint:

i used tim holtz' paint dabbers - purple twilight, denim, cloudy blue, lettuce with a hint of mushroom, butterscotch mixed with snow cap, mountain rose and red pepper.

i used a brush to create the different rays, because i wanted to have different lengths and sizes.

2. rainbow background #2 using acrylic paint - if you don't like the mess, here is a tip on how to create an "organized" rainbow:

begin with a small circle somewhere on your page - 7cm / diameter; then draw 6 bigger circles, but each circle should be 2 cm larger then the previous one.

then paint the circles in rainbow colours - i used the dabbers and a brush for the fine edges:

3. customized background using ranger prefect pearls mists and distress ink pad

 i used PRIMA marketing foliage mask, RANGER perfect pearls mists 'forever green, sponge brush and TIM HOLTZ' distress ink pad "old paper". first i drew the rectangle in the middle of my paper. then i positioned the mask, but instead of spraying the pearls, i added them with a sponge brush {tip from Susan Smit}. like this i managed to keep the colour inside my rectangle.

i smudged some perfect pearls on the edges of the background paper and to finish it off, i added a layer of distress ink on top of the pearls.

then i punched the edge and stitched the two rectangles.

i hope today's post was useful to you! i can't wait to see your tailor-made background papers!

come back tomorrow as i'll be posting the layouts i made with these background papers.

have a creative evening!

hugs 'n smiles,

1 comment:

Caroline D. said...

All those mediums are fun to play with! Great rainbows and the stenciled background will be good for so many different LO's. Thanks for sharing the how-to's! :o)