VIDEO: How To NOT Cover Up Your Mixed Media Background With The Focal Image!

Flower art that does not cover up the background, a tutorial by Kim Dellow

You have spent ages making a beautiful, textured background. You are really pleased with it, but the piece still needs a focal image and you are finding it really hard to cover up that lovely background. What do you do?
Don’t worry! There is a solution and I am demoing it in today’s video. So I hope you have a lot of fun trying this technique out and I can’t wait to see how you use it! Don’t forget to share with me over on Instagram!

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VIDEO: How To NOT Cover Up Your Mixed Media Background With The Focal Image!




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Close up of the lower art that does not cover up the background, a tutorial by Kim Dellow

If you are looking for more mixed media inspiration to get you trying out this way to not cover up your background with your focal image then I have put together a playlist for you to watch to get you creating! 

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Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Rena

    As usual very helpful, I mostly struggle with that.
    Don’t know if you remind me….. it was a long time ago…
    Can’t keep up now with your posts, but I had a quick look-through and I am pleased to see that you sign your artwork now 🙂
    Btw, I left a message on skype should you ever be there.
    Summer greetings from Germany

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hello Rena, I’ve missed you! I was just wondering what you have been up to the other day. I hope you have been finding time to get creative! Big Summer Greetings back from the UK. Sorry if you left me a message on Skype. I don’t really use it.
      Thank you for popping in today though and I am glad you have been busy, hopefully it has been a good busy!
      All the best

      1. Rena

        Hi Kim,
        then you have to get on skype 😉 did you read my message?
        I have missed you too and hopefully I can manage to keep track now. The days are simply too short.
        Hope to see you soon
        Rena xx

        1. Kim Dellow

          Hiya Rena,

          No sorry, I haven’t! I just don’t like Skype so I don’t use it. 😓
          Oh the days are way too short! I never seem to get everything I need to get done done!
          Have a fun day

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