Contemporary artists who work in mixed media and fiber know that including a texture background in their art projects makes for more interesting, cohesive pieces of art. Layering mixed-media techniques gives the final piece depth and polish.
To help you create better backgrounds for your mixed-media art, we’re offering you some of our best art ideas for textured backgrounds in a FREE eBook: 4 Mixed-Media Art Techniques presented by Cloth Paper Scissors®. In this free, downloadable eBook, you’ll get four different approaches to mixed-media backgrounds.
In “Who Can Resist Magic?” Moira Ackers explains how to make a texture background with a simple and fun resist print technique using acrylic wax. Next, Traci Bautista explores “Fusion-dyed Collage,” combining inks, paints, and paper towels to create colorful layers you can stitch through. In “Mixed-Media Watercolor Techniques,” Jacqueline Sullivan shows how to produce texture by altering the paper and paint in multiple ways. Finally, Misty Mawn makes “Textured Backgrounds for Collage” by layering text, transfers, paint, and collage images. You can apply this technique to fabric collage, too.
Whether you work on paper, canvas, or fabric, with 4 Mixed-Media Art Techniques presented by Cloth Paper Scissors® you’ll have a broad palette of tips, tricks, and techniques to choose from to enrich your art.
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