Monday, 25 July 2016

Love abstract art!

Our current challenge theme at Country View Crafts is all about circles so I decided to create an abstract painting. This canvas is 8inches x 8inches and is one of my previously used ones - creating lots of additional texture underneath.
I started with a coat of white paints to cover the previous work and then lots of texture paste through varying stencils.
I then got my paints out - distress paints - the bright ones -and just worked in random (ish) blocks - blending the edges. I then added some black paint with a credit card.
Whoops got carried away here and stopped taking photos. I replaced some of the stencils and highlighted some of my circles with paint. I added some additional circles with a swirly stamp and a cork. 
Finally I added a little treasure gold in places. In a moment of madness I decided to coat in a metallic glaze - which has really subdued the original colour intensity - not my wisest decision, it was better before!

Linking up with Simon Says Stamp - Monday - Add some texture
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Clearly you had fun making this canvas! Lots of layers of luscious textures and colours... If it doesn't grow on you in the next weeks you can always recycle it once more!

  2. A terrific idea to use the metal glaze it makes the colours unique and looks just right for this beautiful piece

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. This is wonderful Nikki. I see what you mean about the glaze knocking the colours back, but to me it's just as lovely both ways xx

  4. Gorgeous Canvas so vivid making the circles pop out. XOXO

  5. Fabulously fun canvas !
    Corrie x

  6. Fantastic circles canvas!

  7. Oh wow Nikki, this is fabulous! I liked the bright tones but I also like the subdued ones with the extra painted circles.... beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Gorgeous canvas Nikki, I love abstract especially colourful one's like yours ;)
    Donna xx

  9. I like your canvas! So many wonderful circles! The brighter version I liked more too, but I think the final one is gorgeous too!
    xxx Evelyn

  10. Nikki, wonderful textures!! Love the colors and feel of a quilt with your blocks of color. Thanks so much for joining in our texture challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  11. This is super ! Nikki. Love the 'abstract, textured stenciling and random colour . Great idea x

  12. Wow! What a gorgeous canvas - great texture and I love those colours! Chrisx


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