One Color Background

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Brown/Sepia-one color, multiple art materials

Today’s background pages.  Here’s how:

I began by gessoing the pages, which I do on nearly all my art journal pages.  Then I pulled the modeling paste card.  Used that with a stencil.  Then added music pages.  The next card was interesting.  Use one color with three different materials.  I picked a brown/sepia color.  I used an Inktense block, a Lyra water-soluble crayon, and a Graphitint pencil.

My next card was acrylic paint.  I used chocolate brown metallic (which was the same as the other media colors) and highlighted the texture paste areas.  I aged the whole page with a wash of burnt umber.


The photo doesn’t look nearly as cool as the actual page.  The use of one color on the page really looks great.  I will probably add a quote or title and call this one done.  Give a one color background a try and see what you think.

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One Response to One Color Background

  1. Love all that texture!


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