Painted doily Background
Last week I shared a layout I made for a Scrapbook Creations colour team assignment. Often I use the colour challenges to create my own backgrounds, usually by customising and layering over patterned paper. I use this same technique when creating canvas backgrounds, sometimes.
While the gesso is wet I add the colour and mix that in as well. It's a pretty organic, messy process really! When the page is dry, I often need to let it sit under a heavy book or two to flatten out, and then use it as a background for a mixed media piece or a scrapbooking project.