Layered & Textured Backgrounds: Art Journaling Tips & Tricks DVD

Join mixed-media artist Paula Phillips and learn how to create wonderfully textured backgrounds and multi-layered embellishing with easy-to-learn techniques.

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This four-part workshop DVD is dedicated to the mixed-media artist and art journaler, from beginner to advanced, who is looking to enrich their journaling style with fun new layering techniques. Join mixed-media artist Paula Phillips and learn how to create wonderfully textured backgrounds and multi-layered embellishing with easy-to-learn techniques. In the first chapter Paula introduces versatile supplies that you will reach for each time you sit down to create; these supplies can be used together in a multitude of ways to achieve beautiful results. In the next chapter, with a focus on depth, Paula demonstrates how to create multiple backgrounds with few supplies; these backgrounds can stand alone or be a wonderful base for layering and collage. Then Paula focuses on techniques that will enhance your backgrounds for more visual interest as well as continue to build your story. You’ll learn strategies for finishing textures that will help you get over the “OK, now what?” syndrome. Paula shares completed journal pages and collages, from simple to complex, that combine all of the techniques learned and more. Join Paula on a wonderful art journaling journey, and learn how to mix, match, and build layers that you will be happy to call your own.

  • Gesso
  • Adhesive (I use Aleene’s® Collage Pauge™ and Scotch® Quick-Dry Tacky Adhesive.)
  • Derwent Inktense Blocks (or watercolor paints)
  • Heavy-body acrylic paints
  • Fluid acrylic paints
  • Portfolio™ Series Water Soluble Oil Pastels
  • Spray inks
  • Rubber stamps
  • Permanent ink pads
  • Stencils
  • Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Alcohol Inks
  • Packing tape
  • Old credit card or gift card
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Paintbrushes (multiple sizes of flat and round)
  • Baby wipes
  • Collage papers (include patterned papers)
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Tissue tape or Japanese washi tape

SKU: 11QM26

Author/Speaker/Editor: Paula Phillips

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596685932

Customer Reviews

Layered and Textured Backgrounds Review by Sondra Borrie

EXCELLENT job by Paula Phillips! Thanks Paula!

(Posted on 6/20/12)

Art Journaling's Best!!! Review by NANCY PATTERSON

If you are new to art journaling, this is a must for you to have! Paula uses techniques to make each of your pages with different textures and colors. She explains why she does her methods and is a wonderful instructor. Her layering and different ways to texture are easy to remember and I use the methods in many of my journal pages. The demonstrations do not move too fast and you can really follow along with your own art journal! You can also used these methods for other mixed media projects...the sky's the limit! I would recommend this to beginning and intermediate journalers. You will want to view this video again and again!

(Posted on 1/22/12)

Must Have Reference Review by Debra Matovich

Paula presents a lot of rich and varied information that will help you create unique and interesting pages. To me, she came across very organized in her thoughts and presented a lot of information in a short time. I highly recommend this DVD.

(Posted on 10/14/11)

Great for a beginning Art Journaler Review by Melissa Norstrom

Paula puts this in to simple easy to follow directions. She talks to you and guides you along into making the layers. And after watching her or you can do it as she does, you feel confident enough to do it a make the layers yourself!

(Posted on 8/10/11)