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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Another background paper

This background paper is extremely easy to make…once you start on these, your only problem will be to know when enough is enough!



1. Paint your paper with a solid strong colored base. Let it dry


2. Sponge on three accent colors, moving from dark to light. Let each dry before applying the next.

3. Sponge on a slightly lighter version of the base, mixed as a glaze. This is what pulls it all together.

I used this technique to paint my shoes. The mottled surface is so much more interesting than a solid flat color would be!


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