Kate begins with the equipment you need to start mixed-media art journaling, with a guide to the journal itself, as well as paints, inks, pens, stencils, rubber stamps, useful ‘junk’, and anything else you may need. She shows how to prepare your journal pages for mixed media, and how to handle and blend acrylic paints. There’s also a handy guide to colour theory where you’ll learn which colours go together and which don’t. Lastly, Kate shows how to add depth to your backgrounds by adding layer upon layer, with more acrylic paint, colour washes, ink sprays, stencils and rubber stamps. Relax while you can, because Kate’s infectious enthusiasm for this fascinating art-form will soon have you reaching for your paints and inks to create vibrant, colourful and inspirational backgrounds for your journal. Join Kate again in ‘Art Journaling – There are No Mistakes in Art!’ to learn how to add focal images and journaling to your backgrounds to create busy and yet cohesive pages.