Wednesday 8 May 2019

2019 #7: Turquoise with ESA 'Experiment' [By Etsuko Noguchi}

2019 Topic 7: Turquoise

In this wonderfully layered post, Etsuko creates some stunning layers, all of which she explains so clearly for you below. I love to see how she brings her pieces together, she makes such a wide variety of crafty creations, a very talented lady! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko My Favorite Things with you today, and I'd like to share with you Topic Turquoise using fabulous Seth Apter's stamps, paints and Baked Textures.

I love Seth's mixed media fine art, his unique work of art always fascinates me and it is amazing to see that the materials the deals with will magically transform. Today I tried the mixed media configuration using his stamps and so on.

First, I made turquoise color background.

I collaged pieces of book paper and painted them with white gesso. Then I painted them with Turquoise, Green Patina and Hey Pesto.

Also I used EM35, EM36 and some Seth's stamp with his Baked Textures: Chunky Rust, Rocky Road and Ancient Amber, this made the background a bit thicker with the lovely texture from the embossing powders.

And repeatedly I also added Neocolor pastels and Fresco Paints to get a satisfying turquoise color.

This is the finished background work.

Next I made three pieces for layers. 

First I painted mixed Mud Splat, Mahogany and Buff on White Smoothy Heavy Card then I randomly splatted Turquoise and Green Patina. And I embossed ESA07 stamp with DeepSea Baked Texture.

This photo is focal point, I stamped ESA06 by Sepia Archival on Smoothy White Card. Then I made the SEEK EYE watch frame using Rocky Road and Beeswax Baked Textures with ESA11 and EM39.

Finally I made word Experiment from ESA08 and third piece of layer from ESA06. The word Experiment embossed by Rocky Road on tissue paper and embossed ESA06 item with Chunky Rust on another black painted paper. Both of them cut and pasted to the place shown in the photo. I embossed by Patina Oxide Baked Texture with some splat stamp the overall. And I painted by London Bus Fresco on the book paper then rip it thinly and stuck it vertically to be the point.

I made the combination of turquoise and brown, but the brown tone was difficult. I thought that it would be fun if I tried various colours to be the medium, and I put the word 'EXPERIMENT'. I think the combination of colours is a very enjoyable task and turquoise is a very attractive color. Please try and challenge it everyone.

Thank you so much for visiting.
Etsuko xxx

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Helen said...

I think it's turned out great Etsuko. love the colour combination

Miriam said...

This is wonderful Etsuko

Words and Pictures said...

Amazing textures, Etsuko - this is so cool!
Alison x

A Pink said...

Such a fantastic project and showcasing of all the fab products your used, Etsuko . Tfs

craftytrog said...

Fabulous!!! xx

Cocofolies said...

Wonderful Etsuko!!! I love the textures, your choice of stamps and the way the word EXPERIMENT pops out!! <3

geezercrafter said...

The layers and textures are amazing Etsuko.

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous Etsuko !

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful, I love that eye and how you've really made it the focal point. This would grace any wall! X

Chris said...

Fantastic piece of artnEtsuko, I love it! x