How to create an Acrylic Resist Background for mixed Media

Resist backgrounds are always fun, I think. I love how the back image or pattern pops out once you put a second medium on.

Here is an easy resist background technique. And most of us have the supplies on hand.

In case you’re new to mixed media and the supplies, most times, craft paint works great when acrylic paint is instructed to use.

Here’s the list of supplies you’ll need:

Step 1

Cover a stamp with a layer of craft paint.

Don’t forget to wash your stamp right after. I use a toothbrush to get all the paint out of the nooks and cranny’s.

Step 2:

Press the stamp onto your paper.

I’ve been using a brayer for even coverage.

Step 3:

Let it dry.

Step 4:

Spray your stamped image with spray inks.

I like to use a couple different colors of ink. But make sure all the colors compliment each other - or not. It’s your art.

Let dry and check out how the acrylic paint shows through the ink.

I made this artist trading card using one of the backgrounds:

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