Saturday, July 3, 2010

Creating with texture

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? 


  1. Oh wow, that's beautiful! I've always wanted to do something like that, but have NO talent in that direction.

  2. This is very cool! I'd love to touch it!

  3. hi again,
    lovely. just want to touch it! i love playing with new techniques.

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