The technique I’m going to teach you today is a little bit like the last couple I’ve shown you.
I actually have a file full of techniques and I choose which ones to put on the blog at random using a number generator. I know that’s kind of weird, but thats how I do it.
So my randomly chosen technique for today is watercolors over stenciled texture paste. And it does turn out differently than the prior techniques on the blog.
Check it out.
Materials I used:
So I chose card stock because I like to use these backgrounds for artist trading cards - I love making them.
Then I chose a background stencil to use.
I spread my texture medium over the stencil on my card stock.
I spread it fairly thin so it was even with the stencil.
Here’s what it looked like when I removed the stencil:
Let it dry.
Once dried, I got out my watercolors and started to add the first color. If you use multiple colors, it’s always best if you begin with lightest color first.
I saturated my brush as much as I could.
My second color:
And I ended with darkest color.
As you can see, I was intentional with where I added the colors. But you dont have to do that. It still looks cool if the colors are just splotted on randomly.
And here is the finished background once dried:
The part I love about it is how the watercolors dry in the cool way watercolors do.
Here are all the versions I made:
If you like this technique check out Texture Paste and Stencils for Mixed Media Backgrounds.
Get the supplies on Amazon: