Friday, 24 August 2018

2018 #14: Baked Texture with EEA {by Nikki Acton}

2018 Topic 13: Baked Texture

Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

Working with geometric shapes is often helpful when building up your composition, you have shapes that can be repeated in different ways within your layers, and a structure seems more obvious to identify than it might if you are trying to be 'random' . Nikki shares her tricks within this post! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Nikki from Addicted to Art with you today, and I'd like to share with you my abstract canvas board using Baked Textures, Grunge Paste, Fresco Acrylic paints and EEA03 from Everything Art.


I think I have shared before my love of geometric shapes and abstraction in art. Here I have combined these with texture and words - making the composition of all the elements interesting! I may not quite have got this right, but it was fun trying!
Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder
My background began with Grunge Paste on a canvas board which I added around the edges with a palette knife and once nearly dry stamped into for some texture. Once finished this is not obvious but it is one of those unseen things that create subtle depth and interest.

Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

I added various Fresco Acrylic paints building up patches of colour - using Midnight, Green Patina, Limelight, Granny Smith and Magic Moss. Once I was happy with this I added a little background stamping using the fabulous 'go to' stamp from one of Seth's recent stamp sets - ESA08.



Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

The front board was cut from greyboard and a coat of Paper Artsy Fresco Acrylic - Chalk added before similar paint colours to the background. I then toned this down by making a puddle of Chalk paint (ie mix with water) and dipping the panel in it. Dry brushing would have worked too - I just wanted to lighten it to create contrast to the background.

Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

I stamped (and heat embossed with Deep Sea Baked Texture on the front panel) - the pie stamp from EEA03 - commencing my composition. I then worked on some card using the Baked Textures - Deep Sea, Chunky Rusty and Patina Oxide sometimes with complete coverage, sometimes just adding sprinkles for a more textured, mottled effect. I punched circles to build up the layout.


Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

Finally I added Baked Texture around the edges - this is where I do love this product. I added versamark followed by Deep Sea and heated. I then added more versamark and this time sprinkled Chunky Rust to create an additional layer but leaving the Blue visible underneath.

Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

I haven't explored as much as I would like with these powders but I love what I see and what I have seen others doing! They work wonderfully over paint adding both texture and contrast.

Nikki

Blog: Addicted to Art
Instagram: @A2Acardscraft
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11 comments:

Helen said...

What a great canvas! Love the colours.

Miriam said...

This is lovely Nikki.... I love the colour and textures. It's very Autumnal.

suzieq23 said...

Love, love, love the colors, texture, composition! Great, beautiful piece of art. Thanks for the step-by-step.

Wanda Hentges said...

A wonderful piece, Nikki!!!!

Helen said...

Really like this - the colours are wonderful.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colour contrasts, and such fabulous texture throughout... this is wonderful, Nikki. One for the fingertips as well as the eyes!
Alison x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful art canvas Nikki, I love how all the images and great techniques coming together. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, Nikki! I don't know why, but it reminds me of a sand sculpture!

Lucy x

rachel said...

stunning work nikki ...love this. great earthy colours xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Awesome !
Corrie x

Chris said...

Fantastic project Nikki, I love the abstract feel and colours! xx

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