Textured Mixed Media Background Using a Scrub Brush


The use of texture is one of the best things about mixed media art.


And making it can be really easy.

You could use nearly anything to create grooves...including a scrub brush. Yay.

And if you really want to get into it, I saw you can turn a drill into a power scrubber! Tho, I think that's overkill for what we're doing :)



Of course, you'll need to use a medium that can handle keeping the grooves of a scrub brush, so here's the supply list:


Supplies:




Here's what to do:


Smear some texture paste over the paper your using. You can cover the whole thing or just parts of the page.






Then start pouncing the paste with the scrub brush.





Let it dry and then hit it with some squirts with your inks sprays and glimmer mists.

(Here's another tutorial using inks sprays.)





See how the ink puddles up in the grooves making the color darker? The contrast in shades really shows the hills and valleys of the texture.






With this fun new background piece, I made a couple of artist trading cards. And that's my deal with artist trading cards. I always use one of these fun background techniques.





Here are some others:




I'd love to hear if you've tried this before and what ink you used. Let me know in the comments.




And if you want to buy the supplies on Amazon...















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