Thought I would show you a few more background techniques from Creative Jumpstarts. They're not very exciting in themselves, but one of the ways I use my blog is to capture my experiments and techniques for future reference.
These are all by Natalie Kalbach. Check out this Youtube video of her demonstrating some other brayer and acrylic paint techniques.
|Acrylic Brayered Background that was the beginning of the above page|
|Layer 1 Paint speckle effect|
|Layer 2 - you can see some of the pink and original gesso peeking through|
She also demonstrated Gesso on a transparency - you can cut the resulting page into shapes for embellishments too. Here's my transparency pieces laid on the orange page so you can see the effect.
And then I actually made a page on the orange background, capturing our summer holidays.
I trimmed the circles above to be triangles and they become the bunting.