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easy background tutorial with paint and pens
Nice background - with tutorial
SUZAN BUCKNER: Search results for background tutorial #1
Easy background tutorial with Czekoczyna
Journal Tutorial - Part 3: Writing (about observations, use your senses to get started...)
My World is Shrinking by Barb ☮, via Flickr
The Courage to Stand Tall | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
A reminder to myself to get an old book for a sketchpad! I have seen this done with great effect and you wouldn't be so precious about the paper either.
Julie Balzer's watercolor background preparation sheet stages.
Journal Page Background Techniques, best site I have found
collage - from osuzu & izumi (on flicker)
Easy abstract painting that anyone can do! Just blob the paint on the canvas in random spots and blend! (would be interesting how students could make different pictures w/ the same colors and same blob positions)
▶ Easy Handmade Coptic Stitch Journal/Notebook Tutorial Part 4 - YouTube
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