Friday, 22 February 2019

2019 #2 Brayers: Mini Love with ESA {by Nikki Acton}

2019 Topic 2: Brayers

PaperArtsy ESA33, ESA34, ESA39, ESA40 by Seth Apter - with chalk paints, Baked Texture and Gel prints by Nikki Acton

Fabulous how Nikki walks you though her brayered layers which are embellished perfectly with the addition of Seth's new minis! take a look! ~

Hi everyone, it's Nikki from Addicted to Art here with you today, and I'd like to share some ideas using a brayer along with Seth Apter's new Mini stamps.

When I saw these stamps I knew I would love them, great for backgrounds, creating texture / texture effects - as well as focal points! I have used my new PaperArtsy Brayer in a couple of ways on these projects - firstly to create backgrounds on a Gel Plate and also to add a thin layer of paint to my stamps.

PaperArtsy ESA33, ESA34, ESA39, ESA40 by Seth Apter - with chalk paints, Baked Texture and Gel prints by Nikki Acton

These panels are 10cm square and I began my creating lots of brayered backgrounds both on the greyboard panels and also on some cardstock for layering. I added a little of my selected colours to the the gel plate - lightly brayered to merge the colours and then laid my surface onto the plate. I used a combination of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Sargasso, Pea Coat, Surf's Up, Midnight and Chalk - always good to use colours that go together as their is no risk of creating mud!!


By only gently blending the paints together on the gel plate you can see how they don't completely merge together and it creates some wonderful effects.




On each of the panels I used the new Mini's by Seth Apter to add to the backgrounds and also as my focal point. This panel contains EM34 and EM40.


PaperArtsy ESA33, ESA34, ESA39, ESA40 by Seth Apter - with chalk paints, Baked Texture and Gel prints by Nikki Acton



Texture was added by brayering paint onto the stamp (EM34) and randomly adding to one of my prints.




I added Versamark to the same stamp and heat embossed with Deep Sea Baked Texture. The focal point was added in the same way. (EM40)

PaperArtsy ESA33, ESA34, ESA39, ESA40 by Seth Apter - with chalk paints, Baked Texture and Gel prints by Nikki Acton

For the second panel I used EM33 and EM39. Again I added some texture to the base layer with EM33 before heat embossing in white for the focal image (EM39).





I wanted to be able to hang the little panels so added some wallpaper to the back (this also covered the mess I had made! and the twine on the reverse) and added some string. 



I love the combination of the brayered layers with the stamped textures. Adding several layers really builds the composition and frames the focal point.

Nikki

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10 comments:

Miriam said...

These are wonderful Nikki

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous many techniques by PaperArtsy new BRAYER with Seth's new mini stamps. xx

butterfly said...

Brilliantly atmospheric panels with Seth's new minis, Nikki - now I may just have to go and buy a brayer to add to my travelling stash!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Brilliant, so many techniques and textures, and i love the colours chosen,

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Love this! Lx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These both look wonderful!

Sara Barker said...

Lovely texture and colors on these panels, Nikki. Especially love the embossing.

craftytrog said...

Wow! These are gorgeous Nikki! xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Nikki, I really love this awesome collage! Such a great use of Seth's imagery.

Ruth said...

Awesome post Nikki, adore the results, the stamps and colour scheme are a match made in heaven...LOVE it! x

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