Collage Background

The background of your mixed media work is just as important as the focal point. One of the most interesting and commonly used backgrounds is a collage background. You can use collages as backgrounds for everything from your journal pages to paintings and more. Here you’ll find excellent collage background tutorials from some of our bestselling mixed media authors. There is a video by Katie Kendrick that explains her method for creating collage backgrounds. There are also several videos from Diana Trout’s YouTube channel that explain her techniques for creating collage backgrounds. You’ll also see a step- by- step tutorial from Sandra Duran Wilson and Darlene Olivia McElroy’s book Surface Treatment Workshop that shows you how to make a collage background from painting over metallic leaf.

Painted Leaf

You’ll be super inspired once you try this cool technique—painting over metallic leaf!

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How-to videos by Diana Trout

Need some extra inspiration for your Tuesday? Check out these technique videos from art journaler and instructor, Diana Trout!

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Katie Kendrick Collage Background How To

Artist Katie Kendrick shows you her method for making collage backgrounds that can be used as journal pages and backgrounds for paintings.

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