Monday 24 October 2016

2016 #20 Textured Canvas {by Ingrid Vichova}

2016 Topic 20: Squares and Grids

Hi there! Ingrid here sharing my take on Squares and Grids. I have been itching to try out Seth Apter’s new stamps and this was my opportunity to play with the new stamp set ESA01. It has a great selection of background stamps which I will be using a lot more in the future. I was drawn to the industrial look of most of them. I immediately thought they would be perfect for this month’s theme. I decided to create a small canvas art… 

I had a great fun playing with the PaperArtsy Grunge paste and other pastes. I used quite a few. Let me take you through the process… 

STEP 1: I have had the grunge paste for quite some time and I think it is thicker than when I bought it. After spreading the paste onto my canvas using a palette knife I made little grids using my palette knife. I also stamped into the paste using Seth’s stamps. Once I was happy with the design, I helped the drying along using a heat gun. I noticed some crackling here and there… yay! More texture the better as far as I am concerned! 


STEP 2: It was time to add some colour. I have so many PaperArtsy paints and they are all so gorgeous I had a really hard time to decide on a colour scheme. If in doubt, add black… so I covered the entire canvas in Little Black Dress Chalk Finish Fresco Paint and heat dried. 

STEP 3: I played further with adding Blueberry, Squid Ink, Baltic Blue over the black and wiped some of it off. I love adding paints with brayer. Because my canvas is textured the brayer was hitting the raised areas only leaving the ‘valleys’ black for contrast. I layered Captain Peacock, Baltic Blue, White Fire, Limelight, Snowflake

STEP 4: I always have a deli paper next on a desk when working with a brayer to take the excess paint off. The paint was nearly dried when I decided to tap a piece of a white card on top of it. It is naturally crinkled so the white card had an imprint of these crinkles on. All I wanted was to add a dash of texture and colour and use this for my sentiment. I stamped this with Memento Luxe, Tuxedo Black, and then went over it using my Faber-Castell Pitt pen in black. Then I tore around the sentiment. 

STEP 5: I can never leave things alone and needed to add some stamping using the squares with the Limelight paint. 

I used the Vintage Photo embossing powder to add a contrast colour to my project. I rubbed it into the crevices and heat embossed. I sponged the edges of the canvas using Memento Luxe, Tuxedo Black, until satisfied with the look.

STEP 6: To finish it off, I wrapped a rusty nail in a rusty wire and added by wrapping around the entire canvas and over the sentiment three times. 

Here are a few close ups of the canvas… 

I hope you can find inspiration in my artwork and give this a go yourself. I certainly had heaps of fun and would like to thank you in advance for your comments. Your feedback is important to me and I’m sure Leandra will be pleased to hear from you all too! Congratulations to Seth Apter on the release of these wonderful stamps. I hope you get to try them for yourself. 

All the best and stay creative! 

Ingrid xxx

Thanks Ingrid for sharing your process with us, this layered look suits Seth's stamps perfectly. The under layer of scoring the paste into lines and grids is a wonderful base and echoes the square stamping on the top. The rusty wire is a great addition, this echoes the lines and grids too

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We would love to see how you interpret this Squares and Grids topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #20: Squares and Grids, on this page HEREThe 'Squares and Grids' link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 30th 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.

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Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, Ingrid, really great style for Seth's stamps and the vintage photo embossing powder gives a great rusty industrial contrast to the frescos,

Lucy x

Julie Lee said...

Love the abstraction on this and the wonderful use of rust! Fantastically tactile and textured! Love it! xx

Amanda said...

This is Fabulous Ingrid, love the grunge effect you've created here
Amanda x

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous - I love it!

Lauren Hatwell said...

I've just been drooling over your fab step outs. The finished piece has so much interest. Fab! Lx

Annie said...

This is such a wonderful arty piece...totally love it!! Thank You for a great step by step

Annie x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Absolutely brilliant creation Inka, as always your textures steal the show :)
Donna xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Great textures, wonderful layers. X

Unknown said...

Thank you, Ladies! xx

Seth said...

Love this texture and all that grunge! Incredible surface.

craftytrog said...

Fantastic project Ingrid! I love all that gorgeous grungy texture!

craftimamma said...

Nice layers and textures on this piece. Fab use of Seth's stamps.

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

Fantastic canvas, I love all the different textures.