Easy mixed media background

Making a mixed media background or art journal page doesn’t have to be very hard. You don’t even need to spend a fortune on expensive supplies. Especially if you are new to mixed media or art journalling like me. You can create beautiful mixed media backgrounds with ease and have a lot of fun getting messy. Today I am going to show you how to create bubbly mixed media background for all kinds of arts and crafts.

Another simple technique

Hello my friends, lovely to see you pop in! I have a fun & easy technique to share with you today. It can be a bit messy (just warning, haha) but it definitely is a MUST-TRY kind of technique. Look at this:

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Mixed Media background technique for beginners

I am a beginner and I don’t know much about different types of media. I mean, I know something, but there’s more I don’t know than I do… But I haven’t used many different products. One thing I know for sure is that I don’t like spending a lot of money for new products that I just want to try to see if it’s something for me. So I wasn’t sure if painting was for me, especially acrylic paints. So I got a cheap set of acrylic paints a while ago.

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I must admit they are OK. I like them a lot – the range of colours, how they mix – that’s good enough for an unexperienced artist. And I love experimenting – playing with different mixtures, making my own stuff – that is, I think, my favourite part of a creative process. Sometimes I get stuck on certain designs or ideas for a while – experimenting around them, trying out something else every time, changing things, mixing, adding… This is the best fun here 🙂

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Bubbles – my bubbles!

Not so long ago I shared with you my art journal page with bubbles. It was then when I realized I need MORE BUBBLES! I ended up making two cards and two tags. And here is a short video on my second mixed media background. But stay with me after you watch – I have some more inspiration for you.

What’s used here…

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Acrylic paints – any will do

Metallic Paint Sticks 

Canvas textured paper for acrylic paint

Scribble stamp like this one – or any other really.

For the tags and the other card I also used some pieces of gold and silver mesh I got from a dear friend, some bits of sisal as well as die cut little fairies from Tonic Studios.

The small butterflies and flowers – these are wooden bits I got somewhere on sale (so long ago I can’t even remember…)

The larger butterflies are stamps (I can’t remember the make, sorry, but the ones I linked to are cute), I heat embossed on white card using black WOW embossing powder, coloured with Sharpie markers and Wink of Stella clear glitter brush marker and hand cut.

Ready for more inspiration?

As I said before, I like experimenting and trying out different supplies, mixing them, altering methods a bit. I did play a bit with the bubbles and made another card and two tags. For all of them I used the same technique for the backgrounds but slightly different colours and embelishments.

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It all shines and shimmers beautifully.

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The tag is also shimmery but it’s impossible to show that in a photo…

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Do you want to learn to create mixed media background easily? Using acrylic paints can be EASY & FUN! Check out the Video tutorial & find out how to create unique mixed media backgrounds for art journal pages, cards, tags and so much more! #arttechniques #paperwishart #cardmaking #artjournal #craft #acrylic paints #bubbles #mixedmedia #beginner #handmadetag

How awesome is that? I am sure yours will be amazing – let me know if you make something following my tutorial – I love to see your creations!

That is all for today, see you soon! x

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  1. Absolutely fantastic backgrounds and projects, such an amazing idea and only with some acrylic paint and metallic paint sticks, love it.

    1. Thank you, Kirsty 🌸 The technique is so much easier than it may seem and fun too, you should try it for your mixed media projects 😊 xx

  2. Another very interesting and wonderful piece of Art. I could not take my eyes off your fingers Julita it would drive me mad being so messy (lol) however; the result is outstanding. Hugs Sylvia xx

    1. Thank you, Sylvia ❤️ I know I can be really messy but always tidy up when I’m done 😁 I think when I create I don’t pay attention to the mess, too much going on in my head 😉 Hugs and love to you ❤️ xx

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