Here are some tips and tricks to get you started on using Artistic Side Template.
1. Clip papers to the smears to create a mixed media background
Here is an example of the clipping page:
This is the background view.
These are the papers that I used.
2. Replace the smears with ready made smears or a combination of both.
For this layout I combined the clipping papers and replacing elements technique.
This is the view of the background with smears. I used a total of 6 smears.
These are the smears that I used.
This is the view of the background with clipped papers.
These are the papers I used:
This is the complete background.
3. If you’re not the messy, mixed media type, you could always delete all the smears layers and scrap with a clean, traditional background.