Friday, 3 June 2016

Texture and colour for A Vintage Journey

Embossing or texture pastes is the theme of our new challenge at A Vintage Journey. I had lots of fun creating this reverse canvas. 
I started by using tissue tape to hide the staples on the reverse of the canvas and gave the inside a coat of gesso. Not sure where I was going at this point - but in the end all the tissue tape is hidden!
I added various distress paints randomly on the 'frame' and once dry added clear embossing paste through Tim Holtz latticework stencil.
Once dry I took Deco Art Prussion blue and covered the frame - wiping it away from the embossed areas but letting dry in between.
For the inside of my canvas I added texture paste to the ornate frame cut from grunge board. I just added with my finger to create texture.
Once dry I added the same colours of distress paint and a little prussian blue to tone it down.
The butterfly was cut and embossed on card before sticking to a grungeboard die cut for strength. I used a black oil pastel to highlight the embossed areas. 
I hope you like my colourful canvas - it really shines in the sunlight!

I would like to enter The Mixed Media Monthly Anniversary Challenge - my chosen theme is Texture!
Have a lovely weekend
Nikki
xxx

23 comments:

  1. A beautiful stencil textured frame and gorgeous ornate frame for your lovely butterfly Nikki - wonderful depth and colors on this! Julia xx

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  2. I love the kaleidoscope of colours and fabulous textures on your reverse canvas Nikki. Having seen it in real life I know how wonderfully tactile and pretty it looks too. The layering of the frames is a brilliant backdrop for that beautiful butterfly that sits elegantly as your focal point. Have a great weekend xxx

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  3. A truly stunning piece Nikki, the colours just seem to glow from the inside out, brilliant piece with a real summery feel to it with that gorgeous butterfly taking central stage!

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  4. Beautiful colours Nikki and love the use of the clear embossing paste over those wonderful colours and the texture you created on the ornate frame. Thank you for sharing it, Deb xo

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  5. This is terrific and so inspiring

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Stunning colours Nikki, the whole piece looks amazing in the sunlight. Nice to see the ornate frame, not used mine in ages, yours looks perfect framing the gorgeous butterfly. Mo x

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  7. Amazing layering of colours to create that shimmering patina - it looks just fabulous, Nikki!
    Alison x

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  8. Wow!!!! Boy are these colors ever gorgeous together - only wish you could do a video tutorial on this - would love to watch you work!!
    sandy xx

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  9. A real eye catching project Nikki, so beautifully made.
    Hope you have a nice weekend, Julie x

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  10. WOWZERS! It looks like dark mother of pearl! Love the whole look to this one Nikki xx

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  11. Fabulous! Nikki and great to see the step by step. Such lush colours, texture and shimmer - perfect . have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  12. this is beautiful Nikki - the colours are amazing - I love it!!!

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  13. The colours are gorgeous! Summer vibrant hues with shimmer... yummy, and the textures too!

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  14. some gorgeous colours and shimmer on this x

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  15. Love your textural frame and the frame within a frame. Gorgeous colour ways, so uplifting. Tracy x

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  16. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the texture and the lush colours xxx

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  17. Wow fabulous Nikki - how wonderfully you original colours show through the second and third layers on the frame. Gorgeous colours and wonderful texture. Sorry to be so late in visiting! Jennie x

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  18. This is wonderful Nikki, fabulous colours and textures and put together perfectly xx

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  19. This is fabulous! Love the way you created those layers! Chrisx

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  20. Beautiful colors and awesome texture! You are really rocking these canvas'! That butterfly has never looked better! Hugs!

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  21. truly gorgeous piece! ive been wanting to do a reverse canvas for ages.. i think you just gave me the inspirational push i needed! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  22. So beautiful piece and awesome texture!! Congratulations your project with Honorable Mention at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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