Just wanted to rerun this quick and easy background technique, in case you missed it on the Flourishes blog a few months ago...
--sturdy cardstock, chipboard, canvas or other surface
--a sturdy plastic card with a straight edge (gift cards or old credit cards work perfectly)
Dot or dribble the acrylic paints around your surface. I usually use 2-3 colors at once.
Begin scraping the paints around your surface. I use short strokes, and change direction a few times to fill in the space.
After the piece is dry, it's ready for more layers of stamping and color. Since this was (ahem) a pretty bright background, I broke up the brightness by stamping images from the Poppy Patch set with black ink (Versafine)....
Then, I softened the colors with some white acrylic paint, which I applied with my finger. (In the photo below, I'm using drywall tape for some fun texture - it has a light adhesive that keeps it in place temporarily.) For more tips on adding layers to your mixed media backgrounds, check out my Mixed Media 101 tutorial!)
I watercolored a poppy scene as the focal image on my card, using Inktense pencils... and here's how it all came together.
Thanks so much for visiting today - I hope you'll try this fun technique!