Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A study in texture II

So it isn't the bigger canvas I want to work on but it is carrying on the theme!

Tonal neutrals are my favourite to work in and when I marry them with texture, well let's just say it makes me happy!

I limited myself to Concrete, Elephant and Snowflake and a small tiny smidge of Little Black Dress Paper Artsy fresco finishes here to paint the canvas. A layer of roughed up Grunge Paste which was stamped with the Mini 22 numbers and embossed with Pepper embossing powder. 

Round the edge of the canvas I sprinkled Frantage Aged Silver embossing enamel.  Because it's not sticking to anything you nee to hold the heat gun at quite a distance to stop it blowing away, one it starts to melt and therefore "stick" you can move in a bit closer.

I coloured a sheet of Grunge Paper in Snowflake and Concrete and then cut out various shapes using Tim Holtz on the edge dies. I was looking for A Ben Nicholson neutral abstract composition here (love his work and want to explore on a bigger scale).  Some shapes I stamped others I dry embossed in a swirly folder.

Those that were embossed had White Fire Treasure Gold added and some Little Black Dress paint on the edges just to "dirty" it up a bit!

The Chipboard shape was painted in Elephant, Snowflake lightly dry brushed on and some white Fire Treasure Gold gently dabbed on.

The tag was painted in Elephant, some crackle glaze and a Snowflake with a dab of Concrete to make a lighter grey top layer.  Mini 23 was stamped over the top in Elephant. 

Everything was stuck down with a glue gun to help give more height and I think the flowers just finish it off in terms of colour and that final top layer.  

So, yes a continuation of a theme, but its a theme I don't think I've fully exhausted yet, expect more and as I said previously - bigger!



  1. oh I love it!! You are so good with these neutral palettes!

  2. ooo love this the tone on tone colours and all the different shapes and textures have come together beautifully!!

  3. I don't do neutral very well but this makes ne wanna love & great texture & composition
    Happy craftin


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