A pleasant surprise happened while painting background pages for my Journal. I have been using a wide flat brush to paint acrylic or watercolor backgrounds. For some reason I pulled out one of my large sponges, got it wet, dipped it into some tube watercolor and started painting. Wow, the color went on smoothly and had some depth to it as I pushed the water around. The actual time it took to paint the page was about half of what it takes when I use the broad brush. When I finished painting the pages, I then used the clean side of the sponge and started to remove some of the paint and now it looks a bit like suede. Hmm. I am thinking that I will be using the sponge in the future to do these background pages.
How do you paint your backgrounds? Let me know.