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Background paper techniques

Here are some of my favorite methods for creating background papers to use in mixed media art, both physical and digital! I like to update this list from time to time so that you will always have the information right at your fingertips...the lastest version is always available in the sidebar under The Basics

A photographic collage

Multi-stamped background papers

Freezer paper background papers

Frottage background papers

Paper towel transfers

Mixed paper collage backgrounds

Leaf silhouette papers - part one

Leaf silhouette papers - part one

Leaf silhouette papers - part two

Gesso resist papers

Textured tissue paper backgrounds - part one

Textured tissue paper backgrounds - part two

Tissue paper inclusions

Making a mixed text background

Textured collage papers - part one

Textured collage papers - part two

Stamping and overstamping

Multiply your color options

Painted foil backgrounds

Watercolor background

Salad Spinner backgrounds

Making monotype background papers

Imprinted papers

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Jeanne Nelson said…
Thank you for all the great information and tips! I will definitely be trying some of these in the near future, ;). You are so kind to share with us here. Happy Creating!
Limarea said…
Yes, wonderful and very useful tuts! Thank you! :)
Great list! Thanks for pulling them all into one place for us.