One of the easiest ways to get a quick background going is to use Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and some simple stenciling techniques. In minutes you will have an inspiring background to begin a mixed media spread. Follow along to see how quickly you can achieve this spread in your journal.
Step 1: Gesso your page with Clear Gesso using a Mini Blending Tool. Allow to dry. This will allow for better blending when you apply your acrylic sprays.
Step 2: Spray different colors around your center and leave some white space. Allow colors to pool and mix as they dry. Let the sprays do the work for you.
Step 3: Using some White Gesso, stencil some images around your colors. Here, the Lattice stencil was used.
Step 4: Using more White Gesso, stencil a smaller pattern on top of your previous pattern (here, Spaced Dots were used). This is a good way to layer stencils using the same color.
Step 5: Ink up some leaves from the Seeing is Believing stamp set with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp onto your page randomly.
Step 6: Stamp a stem from the Side Eye stamp set onto some ledger paper and cut out. Glue down to your page with Ultra Thick Gel Medium.
Step 7: Cut out an inspirational phrase from any of the Collage Paper collections. Glue down with Ultra Thick Gel Medium.
Step 8: Find an image from the Idea-Ology Paper Doll Portraits to be the centerpiece of your spread. Glue down with Ultra Thick Gel Medium.