I have been painting these super deep backgrounds lately. Ironically, the technique is from watching Kate Crane on Hochanda last month. Why is that ironic? Because Kate’s backgrounds are light and airy. The exact opposite of mine even though the technique is almost the same. 

Here are some of my recent backgrounds before they had any foreground added. 

Finishing off these pages can be a simple or complex as you choose. I have done both. Here are some finished art journal pages that started with this style background. 

Here is a link to the video I did showing my process for these backgrounds: Process video. 

I hope you enjoyed these backgrounds half as much as I enjoyed painting them and that you try them yourself.

Painting is on,

Mickie’s Mind