Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Inferno and a background tutorial!

Hello Everyone!
I'm sharing today a very simple technique for creating backgrounds using acrylic paints and plastic wrap. Many crafters use this technique, but I am sharing how I do it, and hope that you will try it.

  • watercolor paper
  • acrylic paints
  • water
  • paintbrushes
  • plastic wrap
  • small mixing container

  • Pour some acrylic paint into the container and add water.
  • Mix well. For this project I thinned down the paint a lot, wanted the colors to be translucent.
  • Add the diluted paints randomly to the paper.
  • Place the plastic wrap over the paint . Squeeze and move it around creating folds as you go.
  • Leave the plastic wrap over the paper and set aside to dry, approximately 24 hours. Here is where you have to be patient.
  • Once completely dry, remove the plastic wrap.
  • Optional: add some shimmer with Perfect Pearls Mist.
I used the background for a fat page featuring one of Rick's images called Inferno. You can find this image and many more in Rick St. Dennis Etsy Store.
The image was colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and Prisma Coloring Pencils.
I used grungeboard for the embellies and colored them using Black Soot Distress Ink. Added the silver accent with acrylic paint and applying it with my fingers.
Hope you liked the tutorial and have fun creating.


Wendy said...

Thanks Julia for sharing the tut...love how the background turns out...you could make batch of them at once and be set with some really cool papers the next day.

Mrs A. said...

Saw you on MIM and came by for a closer look. Thanks for your lovely tutorial on how you made your gorgeous background. Hugs Mrs a.

Deloris said...

Super background and great tutorial. Thanks for joining the challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous creation, and very creative technique used! Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

Mema's Crafts said...

Cool technique thanks for sharing. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts.

Michelle Looi said...

Such a great art work!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

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