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By Debra Wittrup

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Paint splatter bookcase background

Indulge Your Inner Artist

Create a graphic backdrop for a display of collectibles with this splatter technique on sturdy illustration board. Use an old toothbrush or specialized speckling brush to produce the splatter effect. Apply a fine mist of one blue paint color to the illustration board. Larger drips will occur as part of the process. Add more drips by loading up the brush's tip with paint and holding it above the board. Move your loaded brush around to get trails of color. Repeat with a second color of blue and let dry. Since this textured paint treatment is tough to paint over, using the board tacked inside cabinets or behind shelving allows you to enjoy the effect and change it easily later if desired.

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