Inspired by Miss Fish's post last month about one of her favourite background techniques
, I'd like to share my favourite background technique of the moment: the plastic wrap crinkle. I know that this has been around forever, but I don't know why I didn't try it before. It's super easy and the results are super cool. I'm using it as the background for my holiday cards. The directions are:
- Wet your substrate very well. I've used both watercolour paper and canvas.
- Add paint. Either watercolours or liquid arcylics work fine. You can use a single colour or you can use multiple colours. Since I've been painting more than collaging, I prefer using liquid acrylics because they won't run when re-wetted.
- Before the paint dries, cover the substrate with plastic wrap.
- Wait about five minutes and then peel up the plastic wrap.
- Let background dry completely before using.
Below are some of my backgrounds. Only one of them has been used so far.
Red and yellow on watercolur paper.
Ultramarine blue and gallons of water on watercolour paper.
Cerulean blue and pearl on canvas. I think that this one may be my favourite.
Pthalo blue and pthalo green on watercolour paper. This background became a deco: