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Journal Backgrounds: Texture and Color - Cathy Bluteau

Journal Backgrounds: Texture and Color - Cathy Bluteau
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This class is all about creating the backgrounds for your journal pages. There is nothing harder than motivating yourself to journal when you are staring at a blank, white page. The problem is solved in this workshop where I will show you 10 different backgrounds that you can create to prepare your journal for journaling. We will use many different techniques and tools including drywall netting! Each section of this workshop provides you with a different background idea.

You can re-use these ideas over and over again in your journal by simply altering the colors of the same techniques. You will receive a complete supply list, over 2 hours of video and an interactive discussion area where I will answer your questions hopefully as quickly as they come in


  • A journal of any size that you are comfortable with
  • Gesso (any brand)
  • Gel medium (preferably Golden)
  • Acrylic paints - 1 or 2 opaque colors of your choice and 1 or 2 transparent colors of your choice
  • Shimmerz or Glimmer Mist spray paints
  • Glittery paints like Shimmerz Pearls or Silks or H2Os
  • Scrapbooking Cardstock remnants (you won't need large sheets - just bits and pieces)
  • Stencil of text or words
  • Stamps and stamp pad (ideally stamps that can make lines or dots or a grunge/texture look)
  • Distress ink pad in brown or pan pastels in brown
  • Cheesecloth (available at your hardware store)
  • Drywall netting (available at your hardware store)
  • Sequin waste
  • Paintbrushes (any size you regularly use to apply paint)
  • Old credit card (for applying gesso)
  • Rub-on transfers (optional) - of words and/or borders
  • Any photo printed on an inkjet printer (to be used for transfer)


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