Sunday 12 August 2018

2018 Topic 14: Baked Texture {Topic Introduction and Challenge}

 2018 Topic 14: Baked Texture

Well hello everyone, Darcy here, time for a new topic, this time we are predominantly looking at Seth Apter's latest crafty product... Baked Textures. Actaully, we do have a baked texture posts to share that offers an alternative interpretation to Seth's it is not exclusively a theme restricted to his new line of powders. 

Seth's embossing powders are  relatively new products that have captured the imaginations of crafters worldwide, not just your average embossing powders they have produced some fabulous pieces of art so far. 

Before we start, let's see who won the Topic 13: Colour Challenge 
with Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold...

The winner OF THE £50 PaperArtsy voucher is: Rachel from Arty Beginnings

Email Darcy to claim your prize.

As these products are so new, I felt the best person to ask about them, would be the man himself. So this is Seth's description:

Baked Texture embossing powders for artists from Emerald Creek are not your grandma's embossing powders. Think artisan blends, surfaces that range from gritty and rough to shiny and reflective, textures that run from chunky to smooth, and opacity going from translucent to fully opaque. Of course you can use them as you would any traditional embossing powders. But Baked Texture was developed to also add layers and dimension to your mixed media artwork. Create chunky frames around the edges. Make a faux encaustic surface. Embed objects. Add texture to your substrate. Create a faux wax seal. And more.

Seth Apter
Here is a video of Seth demonstrating the powders at Creativation 2018. 

The first release consists of seven unique blends, let's look at each one. 

Vintage Beeswax is a fully translucent blend of multi-toned yellows, browns and clears which fuse together to add an antiqued look to the surface. With full coverage, the effect is faux-encaustic.

This is a mini album for storing dies, the front cover is finished with Vintage Beeswax, it gives it a lovely antiqued feel. 

Jenny Marples

See Sara Naumann work with 2 of the baked textures to create a layered card. 

Patina Oxide is a mix of multi-hue green and copper chunks to create an oxidized patina mimicking naturally aged metal.

This piece has lots of textures going on, but the lovely green patina oxide edges really bring it all together.

Nikki Acton
A gorgeous card, topped with Vintage Beeswax first that gives a wonderful sheen, then the edges are coloured with Patina Oxide, which really packs a punch. 

Julia Aston
Rocky Road is a highly textured blend of black, grey, taupe, silver and clear powder that creates an extremely rough, dimensional and textured surface with a sheen. 

This card shows how the Rocky Road powder really does look like thick asphalt'tarmac on a road. How striking is it? the leaves really pop against this fabulously bold powder. 

Susie Bentz
The inky blackness of Rocky Road stands out brilliantly against the blended background colours on this tag. 

Linda Cain
Chunky Rust mixes orange, brown red, and metallic powders and melts with a matte, rough surface flecked with subtle metallic glints. The feel of the powder is soft and fluffy - unlike any other embossing powders.

The chunky rust on this sample looks just like real rust!

The embellishments on this scrapbook page are equally rusty!

Glenda Drake
Dirty Sand is a blend of soft and rich tans, brown and clear powders with a touch of black that combine to give a rough, sand-paper texture and a touch of sheen. Think a stroll along the beach.

Dirty Sand is used to great effect in the background of this card, with other flavours used on the embellishments. 

Pam Bray
Another card this time using Dirty Sand.. as sand! So effective and much lighter in appearance than many of the other examples. 

Jenny Marples
Deep Sea is a subtly translucent, smooth, liquid looking blend of deep blue, green and clear powders with a high gloss finish that catches the light.

This panel uses several of the flavours but it is the swathe of Deep Sea running down the centre that caught my eye, what a wonderful base on which to fix embellishments. 
Gwen Lafleur
Wow! look at this piece, so many details, but the Deep Sea powder set into texture paste really stands out. 

Jackie P Neal
Ancient Amber is a honey gold toned powder, mottled with translucent orange yellow and flecked with black tones, like fossils trapped in time.

Another video for you now, here is Raquel with a great review and test samples of some of the powders including Ancient Amber. 

This pieces uses Ancient Amber  with some areas fully melted, some partially melted and others not melted at all, what a great combination. 

Julie Short
This canvas utilises several of the baked textures, overlapping and building up layers to create fabulous depth. 

Nicole Wright
 The storage box is great, but go and see all the samples that are put onto tags to go in this box. So many useful ideas. 

Just released,  I imagine by popular demand is the huge jar of Vintage Beeswax at a whopping 120g. 

A snippet of gossip for you now, as there are new blends in development, no release date for those yet but it is hoped they will all be released by the end of the year. How exciting, something to look forward to, I am sure they will be added to many Christmas wish lists. 

One final example from Seth himself, if you click through to his blog you will discover how he makes Baked Texture Skins. 

Seth Apter 

So does that have you fired up? if you have Baked Textures then show us what you can do with them, and if you haven't tried them yet then what better time to treat yourself and have a play. As always we love to see what you make, and Seth is eager to see what you can create too, so make sure to link up. 

Don't forget to follow Darcy and Leandra's Pinterest boards if this topic pushes your buttons, you will see plenty more examples to whet your appetite there! 
I am really looking forward to seeing what you create over the next 2 weeks!

~ Darcy

To join our challenge and win a PaperArtsy £50 gift voucher:

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.

All links go in the draw to win a PaperArtsy £50 gift voucher. Please make sure we can contact you as a prize winner - it helps if you share your contact info from the platform you opt to use

PRize conditions: Please note our cart will give you £50 off the subtotal of products in your basket, but you will need to pay the postage on the order to yourself.  We cannot figure out how to create a prize with a zero value, but I guess even paying the postage only is still a good deal right!

NB you have 3 weeks for this challenge due to New Products being announced

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Helen said...

hopefully this will spur me on to really play with mine! well done to Rachel for winning the colour challenge.

Miriam said...

Awesome topic .... I love baked textures. I am finding so many things to do with them!

ionabunny said...

Thanks for explaining these so well. I have been thinking about trying these and this seems a wonderful incentive to stop procrastinating. Hugz

Jane said...

What a great post and topic. I have these fab textures and they are really amazing. There are endless possibilites to using them and its hard to chose a favourite!

Craftyfield said...

Always late to the party, I have searched for the Beeswax but it's out of stock everywhere... So its is great news that a big jar will be available soon! I love the look of all of them and the grungy, rusty, patina'ed samples are gorgeous!

Arty Beginnings said...

Beyond excited to have won the challenge - thank you so much.
Rachel x

Etsuko said...

How exiting this topics Baked Textures!! Seth's powders are look so natural and interested texture, I'm looking forward to use them. Thank you for these samples and video tutorials Darcy. xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Really enjoying this challenge. Some great ideas.

Cocofolies said...

I really love my Seth Apter's Baked Texture EP. I'm happy to join in the challenge for once!
Thank you Darcy for all the amazing samples and the quality of your post once again. Corinne xx

Jackie PNeal said...

Such a fab topic as I just LOVE embossing and all of the yummy powders! Emerald Creek has truly designed some excellent blends for Seth as well as other artists, and I can't wait for the new releases as well- how exciting!
Thank you so much for sharing one of my pieces in your post, I am truly honored to be among such talented artists!
Jackie ")

Christine Alexander said...

so excited to see this topic, now I get to play with my Baked Textures and see the wonderful inspiration.

Unknown said...

Fabulous challenge... some great techniques used on the samples! I love that everyone is so willing to share their projects.