Are you searching for a way to make an interesting background for your mixed media artwork? First you want to choose your overall theme. Would you like a natural, rustic look or does your artwork require a bright, colorful background? Here are a few ideas.
Corrugated cardboard. You may add a wonderful, natural look to your artwork by utilizing corrugated cardboard. Eliminate some of the paper in the cardboard so the corrugated lines could be viewed. This is a fantastic way to recycle some of that cardboard you have been saving.
You can discover old books at library sales, garage sales and at 2nd hand shops very inexpensively.
Modeling paste. You can create a great deal of trendy, dimensional textures to your artwork by utilizing modeling glue and stencils or other items like plastic mesh. If you don’t need to purchase the glue, you can create your own. There are an assortment of modeling glue recipes online.
Paper napkins. Paper napkins are available in a vast selection of patterns, designs and colours and provide an affordable way to decorate just about any surface. You can decoupage the entire napkin onto your desktop or cut out certain parts to improve or act as a focal point on your artwork.
Crackle technique. This is a great technique to use if you wish to include an aged, weathered effect to your artwork. The basic idea is to use paint to your face and after it is dry, wear a coat of white glue or crackling medium and cover it with a paint which contrasts the color of the initial layer.
Shelf liner. I like to purchase shelf liner from the dollar store to use as wallpapers in my art. Note: I do my spray painting on paper which leaves behind a gorgeous design which can be utilised as a background in different projects.
There’s absolutely not any lack of materials you can use to make your mixed media backgrounds. Decide which sort of art you’ll be creating and select colors and textures that will complement your final piece.