Thursday, September 6, 2012

Textured background canvas

This week I've been working on a few textured background canvases... in preparation for a demo I'm doing this coming Sunday for our art group. (Figured I should have some examples of what I'm showing!)


I started by crinkling up a dictionary page, smoothing it out, and then adhering it to a 4 x 4 inch canvas board with matte medium, scrunching up the page to leave large wrinkles. 

After it dried a bit, I added acrylic paint layers - deliberately letting the text from the background show through.

Then painted the background mountain, which still needs a bit of work...

 And added some webbed ribbon to start the foreground texture. 

This is where I am as of right now. More to come on this soon! 



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16 comments:

Rhonda said...

Great start to a new piece of awesome art! Thanks for showing your process. Have a great weekend xo

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Hope the demonstration goes well... I am sure it will be a great success and thanks for sharing a bit of your process with us.,..xx

Lynn Cohen said...

How fun to watch this little piece of precious art grow! Love the added texture at the end and the texture from the crumpled pages in the beginning step! HPPF!

VonnyK said...

I really like this so far, really interesting texture. Can't wait to see it finished. That mountain is fabulous.
Von

Anne Rasilainen said...

Interesting process, thank you for sharing! Looking forward seeing what will come on it! HPPF!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderfully creative and love the small size ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Christine said...

love the texture you have created, coming along so beautifully!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love how the text just peeks through.
Rinda

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your landscape incorporating the dictionary page is delightful!
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Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

soulbrush said...

newspaper is such wonderful art material- I don't use enough of it. This is going to look a treat when done. Happy PPF my pal.

Gloria said...

So fun to see the process. What a neat idea to use a very crinkly printed page as the textured background. I had never seen the webbed ribbon before.Good luck with your class

Molly said...

Love seeing your process and the different ways you achieve texture on your canvas. Good luck with your demonstration-- I'm sure it will be very well-received!

Mary Walker Designs said...

The texture mountain is so cool.

Jessica Sporn said...

thank you so much for sharing your process. I love all the textures and can't wait to see this when it's done. Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

yummy textures!

Natasha said...

I love all the texture. Great job.

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