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Vincenzo Amato's Portraits on Plywood are so beautiful!

Vincenzo Amato's Portraits on Plywood

Spray Starch Backgrounds by Jo. Use white or black cardstock, matte or glossy; a can of spray starch; & some kind of ink or paint: Perfect Pearls, PearEx, Glimmer Mist, Distress reinkers (use glossy cardstock with these),  - anything water-based. Spray the cardstock with starch. Sprinkle or spray on the color/powder/ink SPARINGLY. (Too much produces "mud.") Spray again with starch. A variation: Crumple plastic wrap & lay over the top of the wet piece. Let dry at least 30 minutes.

Spray Starch Backgrounds by Jo. Use white or black cardstock, matte or glossy; a can of spray starch; & some kind of ink or paint: Perfect Pearls, PearEx, Glimmer Mist, Distress reinkers (use glossy cardstock with these), - anything water-based. Spray the cardstock with starch. Sprinkle or spray on the color/powder/ink SPARINGLY. (Too much produces "mud.") Spray again with starch. A variation: Crumple plastic wrap & lay over the top of the wet piece. Let dry at least 30 minutes.

spraystarch technique with links to lots of tutorials

Spray Starch Background Technique

blended_paper_collage_gesso_background_image_transfer_Really Cool Tutorial!!

Blended Paper Backgrounds

blended_paper_collage_gesso_background_image_transfer_Really Cool Tutorial!!

tutorial: blended paper collage gesso background and image transfer

Blended Paper Backgrounds

Art Journaling 101 – Background Techniques such as gel medium as a resist, thick gesso, w/c & salt,credit card, paper torn up, etc.

Art Journaling 101 – Background Techniques such as gel medium as a resist, thick gesso, w/c & salt,credit card, paper torn up, etc.