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Use Texture Paste and Stencils for Mixed Media Backgrounds

If you haven't used texture paste (sometimes modeling paste) before, I suggest you get some and try it out.

Most texture paste works the same, tho there are some that include extra ingredients, like glass beads or sand. They all add the extra medium to the surface of your work.

And putting this extra texture through a stencil and adding color can look really cool. check it out below.

Use texture paste for mixed media backgrounds

Start with a piece of card stock or an art journal:

Now grab a stencil and put it over your paper or page

You can use stencils with texture paste

Use a palette knife or a butter knife to spread the texture paste over the stencil and paper:

Put a layer of texture paste over a stencil fo a mixed media background idea

After you've got your stencil mostly full, you can scrape along the top to create a more even look:

You can create a textured background using stencils

Remove the stencil and let it dry:

Make a background for your mixed media using texture paste and a background.

Once it's dry, paint your textured paper with some acrylic craft paint. It's better if you paint it a color that's lighter than the ink spray you'll use.

Create a colorful mixed media background with texture paste

You can wait for it to dry if you want, but I did this next step while it was still wet.

now you want to grab some ink spray - I made my own using alcohol ink and mica powder. Pick a color that goes well with and is darker than your first color.

Discover what spray ink does to a textured background

You can see how the ink will go around the textured parts and really make them pop out.

Find out how to make an awesome background using texture paste and a stencil

I did this technique a few more times:

Learn how to make these Artis trading card backgrounds using texture paste

Technique instructions to make textured backgrounds for mixed media

Get the supplies on Amazon:

Backgrounds using texture paste for mixed media work
Make texture paste backgrounds


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