Friday, 2 February 2018

Embossed canvas

Embossed layers canvas by Nikki Acton
Hello everyone! A new challenge starts today at A Vintage Journey and we are 'Melting It'!
Julia is out host and says...
Get out the UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel), beeswax, encaustic wax, embossing powders or good old wax crayons and a heat tool and get melting to create something in a vintage; shabby; mixed media; art journalling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk style!

I took this 4 inch (previously used) canvas and applied some Grunge Paste to cover the previous contents and also to provide some texture. I applied various Dina Wakley paints to make my background and then added versamark and embossed with clear powder.
I repeated this and while the second layer was still warm sprinkled some purple and sparkly red embossing powder too. I didn't realise my purple wasn't really purple but went with it and continued adding embossed layers until I was happy with the result!
The edges and base star are embossed with Frantage (Aged Black).
Embossed layers canvas by Nikki Acton
Never easy to capture these effects on camera but hopefully you can some of the layers here!
Nikki
xxx

15 comments:

  1. A wonderful Melt It Project Nikki! LOVE the red background mixed with the black and white/purple bits - and that shiny layered star is glossy/beautiful! A great re-do of an older project! Thank you for joining in my challenge this month! Julia xx

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  2. I can see the fabulous layers Nikki, the provide such depth to your canvas and these with those gorgeous stars look amazing together - I love it xxx

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  3. WOW Nikki! This is so dynamic and absolutely amazing! I love the layered star, the depth in your layers of embossing and the fantastic color variations! Stunning! Big hugs, Autumn

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  4. Amazing and absolutely stunning. Loving the texture and those beautiful colours and the pop of black frantage x

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  5. I want to just stay here and keep looking at your gorgeous canvas Nikki, the red and purple background is stunning and I love how beautifully the star and circles (and the black edging) stand out - so much depth... this is so very inspiring!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Incredible layers Nikki and such wonderful depth of colour. Fabulous ! and such a great project for our Melt It Challenge. Jennie x

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  7. Gorgeous layers and colours Nikki and love the black Frantage! In the first picture I could have sworn that the star and circular designs on the edges were embedded in your canvas but see that they are actually on top, what a fabulous optical illusion! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  8. Oh wow Nikki, the effects you achieved look fantastic!! Such gorgeous colours too, - a totally brilliant canvas!!!

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  9. I love the way this came together Nikki, the colors and texture you achieved is amazing.
    Hugs, S@ndy xx

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  10. A fantastic piece! Nikki . Love the design and the depth you have achieve with all those layers of product. Love it .
    Have a a fab weekend
    hugs x

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  11. Love that surface. It is a wow!

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  12. Wow, Nikki, you had quite a melt-down! I am loving this piece with glossy layers, and those stars MELT my heart! You did a fabulous job with this challenge theme, and like Anne, I could sit and stare at this for hours! Well done! Hugs!

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  13. Wow - the glossy layers over the grunge paste texture are just amazing. I love how the colours meld and sparkle, and the drama of the dark star at the heart of it - fabulous!
    Alison x

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  14. The layers you created are amazing Nikki and the colour combination works so well too. Great details on your stars


    Hugs Annie x

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  15. Wow, beautiful canvas! I love the grunge look that you created using the embossing powders - stunning 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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