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:
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 🙂
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
Scribble stamp like this one – or any other really.
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.
It all shines and shimmers beautifully.
The tag is also shimmery but it’s impossible to show that in a photo…
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