Art Lessons, Volume 2: Textured Backgrounds, Transparent Foreground

Create textured backgrounds for stunning collage with Jane LaFazio! Explore the second of a one-of-a-kind series of art lessons, brought to you by fan-favorite artists featured in Cloth Paper Scissors. Stay tuned for a new Art Lesson each month!
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Join mixed-media artist Jane LaFazio in creating “bumpy, lumpy, nubby backgrounds” using whatever materials strike your fancy! By using unexpected collage materials like decorative papers, tags, nubby fabrics, labels, ticket stubs, and more, you’ll create intriguing and unique backgrounds for your collage that will set your work apart.

Download this must-have lesson now to:

  • Mastermind engaging collage surfaces that are all your own with insight from a brilliant artist


  • Feast your eyes on gorgeous images with instructions that help walk you through the project


  • Enjoy handy insider tips from Jane throughout the project that will add an extra level of professionalism to your piece


  • Watch a slideshow of Jane at work on a textured background and transparent foreground painted collage


  • Discover the possibilities with Pam Carricker’s Mixed Media Adhesive, Jane’s go-to matte medium


  • Take a peek at Jane’s other collage piece that combines denim, sketches, cards, and more!

Keep your projects fresh and tackle new and exciting challenges.

Download Jane LaFazio’s new essential resource now!

Plus! Stay tuned for a new Art Lesson each month that will give you the most innovative mixed-media art techniques to keep improving your artwork.

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SKU: EP7105

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jane LaFazio

Format: Art Lesson

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Customer Reviews

Textured Backgrounds-needed more Review by Sharon

The info given is useful, however a video showing how to do project would have been more helpful. The slide show gives some info, however I could not watch and do. I did not appreciate one page promoting an artists medium - thought this was unprofessional and I should not be paying for this. I was not enthused to go try this.

(Posted on 7/20/14)

review of Textured Backgrounds art lesson Review by Janean

after taking numerous--admittedly more expensive and involved--lessons from CPS artists, I am completely and utterly disappointed in this one. Jane LaFazio is a talented teacher and artist but this lesson is less informative than if my cat taught it. Starts out telling what medium to use for collage then goes directly into tracing something from who knows where to go over the collage. Left out most of the steps. Would rather pay more for REAL lesson with ALL the important steps. Won't waste time on other "lessons."

(Posted on 7/10/13)