An interesting background can really set off a greetings card, scrapbook page, journal page or tag. And there are SO many ways to make fun backgrounds! I love finding new ones.
Here are some YouTube videos that I have particularly enjoyed. Each shows one or more background technique that you can try, or adapt to make variations for your own projects.
Backgrounds are great for use in art journals, card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many other crafts.
5 Ways to Use Background Stamps by Vicky Papaioannou
Here, Vicky shows some interesting ways to use background stamps to get all sorts of different effects. I am a big fan of Vicky’s YouTube channel, and recommend her many fun videos.
Art Journal Gel Press by Simon Says Stamp
I love the way that she uses lots of layers to build up a really interesting, textured finish.
5 Unique Art Journal Backgrounds by Mercurial Milk
These are quick and easy, and many use everyday junk to great effect.
5 Easy Art Journal Backgrounds for Beginners by My Arty Heart
Some great ways to quickly get past that “scary blank page” syndrome and get creative.
Cheap & Easy Art Journal Background Ideas by talks from the heart
Super fun techniques using household junk and simple supplies.
I would love to see your favourite YouTube videos with ideas for creating crafty backgrounds, in the comments below.Deborah