Mixed Media on Monday
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I wanted to share the process of making some background papers with you this week. I’m going to use & share the projects I create with these homemade papers upcoming posts. Making your own backgrounds can work for a lot of your projects including, collage, cardmaking and scrapbook layouts.
I started with some old pattern papers from my stash, gesso, and an old door key. I added a very thin layer of gesso to both pages, you can see in the photo below how thin the layer of gesso is.
I grabbed my paintbox and got to work. I added some colour with my hands on one paper, I used the old door card again on the other sheet.
Below you can see the first couple of layers of paint I added. I got out some stencils, a brayer, molding paste, and some other tools to create some texture.
You can now see in the photo below the depth on the pages. In some areas, I used the same colour of paint on top of each other with different stencils.
I created one page with warmer colours and the other page with cooler colours.
Below you can see both of the complete papers. In real life, you can still see the original pattern on the paper and on the page on the right the pattern was almost completely covered.
Stayed tuned for some projects using these papers on January 30th.
Next week I will be sharing some of the amazing projects I know I will be seeing at the Creativation Show. Have a great week everyone.
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