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VIDEO: How To Paint A Simple And Colorful Acrylic Paint Background

How To Paint A Simple And Colorful Acrylic Paint Background with a single flower illustration by Kim Dellow

If you have ever found yourself struggling with complex backgrounds or perhaps you don’t have a lot of time but you NEED to art, (I know that feeling!) then today’s tip and art video inspiration is, hopefully, going to hit the spot for you! Because today I am sharing one of the quickest ways to build up a simple, colorful acrylic paint background.

You can still build up interest, texture and a colorful acrylic paint background with just a simple tool, the good old plastic card. You know the old credit card, or gift card?! This little tool definitely deserves a revisit every now and again. So I have a simple, colorful acrylic paint background and a flower sketch to share with you as part of my #KimDellowFloralJune Project.

And don’t forget that as well as the flower art on YouTube I have some creative exercises on Patreon too to help you expand your mixed media flower art. (Not sure what Patreon is then watch this short video explainer!)

VIDEO: How To Paint A Simple And Colorful Acrylic Paint Background

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Amsterdam Standard Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole Red, Primary Magenta, Brilliant Blue)
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…Buy from Jackson’s Art UK (Ships Worldwide)

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint nozzles
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Golden Matte Medium
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Faber-Castell Mixed Media paper 250gsm
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US alternatives: Daler-Rowney
or Strathmore Mixed Media
CAN Alternative: Strathmore and Canson

Palette knives
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Molotow One4All Paint Pens (Signal White 1mm, Signal Black 1mm)
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Plastic card

Old Book Page

You can find a list of my favorite and most used art supplies here.

Close-up of the flower on a colourful background by Kim Dellow

Have lots of fun layering your simple and colorful acrylic backgrounds with the good old plastic card technique and if you decided to put something floral on yours too then I have plenty more mixed media flower art inspiration videos on my channel!

Happy layering!

Kim

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