transfer tech: Now that the base color was down, it was time to start adding texture.  I decided it needed some transferred print so I tore a page from a book, slapped on some Gel Medium and placed it on the journal.  The key to making this work is giving it a good rub down with a bone folder.

Transfer tech: I tore a page from a book, slapped on some Gel Medium and placed it on the journal. The key to making this work is giving it a good rub down with a bone folder.

Whether you’re new to art journaling or it’s something you’ve been doing for years, you’re always going to need ideas for art journal page backgrounds. In this blog post we're going to look at a few different ways you can create awesome backgrounds for the pages in your art journal in just 5 minutes.

8 Ways To Make Art Journal Page Backgrounds In 5 Minutes

Gelli Prints! I soooo want to learn to do this!                              …

Art Journal Every Day: Gelli Printed Journals

Art Journal Every Day: Gelli Printed Journals (Julie Fei Fan Balzer). Gelli plate looks like so much fun!

Art Journal Background

Since the first time I did this was such a smash I figure I would just keep collecting really neat spell pages, put the images here as kind .

3 Ways to Prepare an Art Journal Page + Journal Prompts for Prepare

3 Ways to Prepare an Art Journal Page + Journal Prompts for Prepare

3 Ways to Prepare an Art Journal Page + Journal Prompts for Prepare. I love those circles - fill with art, thoughts, etc

salt on paint for journal backgrounds, and other techniques. directions here: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2011/11/art-journal-every-day-art-journal-backgrounds.html

salt technique on water color, sprays, glimmer mist. Kosher vs table salt leave different patterns

Rub Distress Ink directly onto a stencil, spritz with water, and then press to paper = awesome multi-colored stencil print!

Balzer Designs - another simple idea; rub Distress Ink directly onto a stencil, spritz with water, and then press to paper = awesome multi-colored stencil print!

Art Journaling Basics - 5 Ways to Create Art Journal Backgrounds.    kristiesloan.com

Art Journaling Basics - 5 Ways to Create Art Journal-Backgrounds- watercolor wash, acrylic w/card, sprays, stamp pad, torn paper w/mod podge

Spatters, with Dylusion sprays and stencils for art journal background by Claire.

שיעור מס׳ 2 – רקעים

Using canned air to blow ink around your journal page. 'Spatters' - With Dylusion Sprays and Stencils - For Art Journal Background - By Claire.

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