Art Class Techniques

Paint a Background

Design by Candi Gershon

For a custom background, pull out your paints and brushes. Just be sure you have room -- and time -- to let everything dry! Brush paint onto a textured specialty paper; then press it onto your page to create a grunge look. Add designs in layers, allowing each layer to dry before adding more paint.

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    Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (navy, red), Donna Salazar (art paper), My Mind?s Eye (light red). Specialty paper: The Paper Studio. Font: Pea Sue's Print off the Internet. Stickers: Adornit-Carolee's Creations. Paint: Liquitex.
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