Friday, September 12, 2014

a new background tutorial to share

Robin Mead is featuring a "technique of the week" video on her Facebook page each Friday and today is my day to share. When Robin invited me to participate I started wondering what I could share that hasn't already been seen and done multiple times.

I got to thinking that many people need a little boost of encouragement to get the first bits of color on their page (or canvas) so I focused on that. One of the quickest ways that I know of to add color is with the wide assortment of spray colors available. My biggest problem with the sprays is that I'm kind of cheap and don't like to waste so much of the color by blotting with paper towels. I came up with this easy technique using gesso and spray color as an easy way to add color with little or none of it going to waste.

Thank you for watching my video, I hope you try the technique and if you do please let me know - I would love to see your work.

Thank you to Robin for including me in the fun. Check out Robin Mead Designs on Facebook, her blog and her Etsy shop,  RobinMeadDesigns to see her gorgeous work.


  1. I enjoyed watching you do your thing, it is so neat. I also have to say being a Grandparent is a whole new kind of Love. Peggy<><

  2. Loved watching your video, Renee. Great idea; I also hate wasting my sprays ! Will try this out. Thank you !
    Corrie x

  3. Great video great video Renee!

  4. Thanks for a great idea for a fast background technique!!!

  5. Thank you very much for this great video Renee!! I enjoyed watching it. :)

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