I'm still working on the backgrounds of the pages in my altered book Een stem van papier. Some time ago Sharon mentioned Caatjes easy peasy journal tutorials. I wanted to try acrylic paint for some time and this tutorial was just the push I needed to get me starting! I started with the second technique, the open and close technique halfway in the first tutorial. I used blue on the left page and red on the right. I just followed the easy instructions and this was the pretty result. Then it was time to try the first technique too, painting with an old card. I used an old phone card. After a few pages I wanted to try something different and used blue and yellow on the same page and spread them with my card. Part of the paint mixed in green, I like the effect of this. The right page is watercolour paint were I didn't use gesso to prepare the page.
My last experiment was on a page that wasn't prepared with gesso. I just added green and red acrylic paint . . .
. . . and spread them with my card. It mixed in brown, just what I needed to match the right page. I wrote about that page here.
It's almost time to decorate my pages, only a few more pages need a background.