I came across this video on You Tube for creating textured art and really liked what I saw! I decided to give it a try. I'm on this use what I have kick (in part because I am a supply junkie and have ALOT of stuff) and found a jar of spackle so decided to give that a try before I go out and buy joint compound. I used a 5 x 7 canvas board. Once I spread the spackle and let it set up a little I used lids and the stick end of a foam brush to make some circles. And then a square chopstick to add some designs as well as a rubber stamp. Once it had dried overnight I sanded it down to where I wanted it and coated with clear acrylic medium. I had also seen this video by the same artist and painted my piece once the acrylic medium dried using this technique. I used Golden Acrylics - Fluid Green Gold, Heavy Bodied Quinacridone Violet, and Fluid Phtalo Green.
I didn't really like the piece much until I got to the third color - that made all the dif in the world! So, if you don't like what you got just keep adding another layer until you do!
I wish you could see it in person and touch it and feel the texture!
Pretty cool, huh?