Wednesday 15 August 2018

2018 #14: Baked Texture Fall Journal Pages with I&D {by Autumn Clark}

2018 Topic 13: Baked Texture

I adore the colours that Autumn has used in this piece. The layers are stunning and the Baked Texture accents are superb. Take a look. ~ Leandra 

Hi everyone, it's Autumn Clark with you today, and I'd like to share the latest pages in my handmade art journal.  I wanted a place to experiment with some new to me stamping techniques and made this album to showcase those results.  I'll share the links to the other pages, all featuring various PaperArtsy stamps centered around the theme "passages" on my blog.  

Today's pages are the result of experimenting with Seth's wonderful new Baked Texture Embossing powders in a modern colorway and a grungy, layered style.  

Above all these pages represent freedom in creative play, secret thoughts and encouragement to press forward.

I've been addicted to stamping on tissue and using Fresco Chalk Acrylics  to create highlights so that my images leap off of my painted pages.  This is an amazing technique I first learned from watching the PaperArtsy YouTube channel.  I've found that blending the colors can provide so much depth and love how the tissue adheres over textured surfaces.  I used Nougat and Caramel beneath my PaperArtsy {Ink & the Dog} Collection (Gentleman Plate 1) and Eclectica³ {Seth Apter} Collection (ESA08) stamped images.

Gentlemen Plate 1 (G1)

 Eclectica³ Seth Apter 08 (ESA08)

For my (chipboard) pages, I wanted a deep color to contrast with my favorite Baked Texture powder, Chunky Rust.  I blended Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Slate, Taupe, Caramel and Nougat until satisfied.  I embossed Seth's pattern stamp repeatedly and then adhered my tissue.  I blended out the edges of the tissue with Golden Sands Infusions mixed with water.  I went back over the edges of the chipboard with Seth's Ancient Amber Baked Texture powder.

For extra dimension I adhered a chipboard key over Seth's key image then layered a torn dictionary page and a sentiment sticker.  For the baubles, I mixed Golden Sands Infusions with Mod Podge and Art Stones.  I used Grunge Paste through a stencil to create the dimensional dots, then splashed the panels with black and white gesso/water.

As a final detail, and to brighten the design, I made some inky paper by mixing Golden Sands Infusions with Distress Inks and Oxides to create some rusty inky paper.  I stamped the leaves and words from PaperArtsy {Ink & the Dog} Collection (Letters Plate 4) and layered with Seth's Coffee Rings die cuts, which I embossed in Ancient Amber Baked Texture.

Letters Plate 4 (L4)

I encourage you to play with some of these techniques in your own journal.  What a great way to practice or learn to develop your personal style.  I feared the worst when I painted the wrong side of my tissue, but the beauty of that technique is the ability to reverse images.  In the end, you'd never know if I hadn't told you, right?  Trust the process and learn to roll with the punches.

It's truly been a pleasure

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Simply make something arty relevant to the topic, and link your creation from any social URL (eg. Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Post etc) sharing your original make to this topic link Topic 14: Baked Texture . The link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Sept 2nd 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

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Helen said...

Fabulous, pages Autumn! I love the colours and you've used some of my favourite stamps today.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Autumn!

Lucy x

Christine Kiehl said...

So talented you are! These are fantastically done! YOU have layering down to a beautiful art form!

Etsuko said...

What a gorgeous pages Autumn!! Baked Texture, Grange Paste and Infusion are very effective use, just beautiful. xx

Art By Wanda said...

Gorgeous pages, Autumm!!!!

Helen said...

Stunning! I'm going to have to get some Baked Textures - can't believe I've resisted for so long!

craftytrog said...


Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely glorious pages, Autumn - stunning colours and textures - beautiful.
Alison x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning makes Autumn using these fabulous stamps x Love the layers created and wonderful textures
TFS Annie x

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous pages highlighting these wonderful products Autumn! love the images on the tissue and how you paint behind them - all the stenciling and texture - just beautiful!

Miriam said...

Autumn - wow! Totally gorgeous project.

Jennie Atkinson said...

I absolutely LoVE your journal pages Autumn, they are both stunning! Great techniques too, particularly the stamping and painting on tissue. Stunning pieces! x

Nancy said...

Love the pages, colors, and tips; totally fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Brilliant Journal pages Autumn and such fabulous techniques! Gorgeous colour palette and amazing texture .. am bookmarking this post for future reference! Love, love, love these!!! Thank you for sharing!! xx

scrappallino said...

I love infinitely how you dosed the Backed Textures,
I go crazy for the background and the incredible techniques you used.
I would look at this page for hours!

Julie Lee said...

There is so much depth on these pages. I love all the textures and layers which have come together to create something so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us. x

Marty F said...

These are so amazing! I love the stamps used very much, and no, I wouldn't have noticed the man and leaf image being reversed. Very cool! I so love the Fall theme and colors and all of the textures on this layout. I do believe that Paper Artsy and Autumn were made for one another, as each complements the other beautifully! Amazing touches with Seth's baked textures as well. Love this!!!

Redanne said...

I do not have sufficient words to describe how beautiful I find this Autumn, it is absolutely stunning and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how you brought it together. Gorgeous work! xx

Ellie Knol said...

These pages are gorgeous! I love the colors you have used!! I think, no I know, I need some of these powders.. :)

Karen Telfer said...

Scrumptious. Such fabulous texture - love it 🍁

JoFY said...

These are lovely - I want to run my fingers over them to touch all the textures from the stencils - really interesting! Jo x

sarascloset said...

Wow, WOW, wooooow! Can you tell, I am SPEECHLESS! What fabulous pages filled with amazing color, texture and techniques! Autumn rocked my world with these pages, and may just be my favorite from her talented hands this year! I'm going to have to check further into this brilliant technique used on tissue. Hugs! Sara Emily

Hazel Agnew said...

All of these textures and the colours make me very happy Autumn. So inspirational. Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fab project !
Corrie x

Linda M. Cain said...

Simply stunning piece! The Fentleman has always been one of my PA favorites, and you color combinations are superb. Bravo.