Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Playing with Acrylic Inks and texture

Last year Deb Townsend demonstrated how she uses tissue paper and acrylic medium to create interesting textures and patterns on canvas. I was fascinated and recently bought some small canvases to try out the technique for myself.

Once the tissue paper is stuck down and dry, gesso is applied over the top to give a good painting surface and also add more texture. I used acrylic inks to add vibrant colour.

The design is inspired by Deb's original work, but the colours were my own. My son likes it so much he wants it, and two more in different colours for his room!

Spring Forest
8" x 8", acrylic inks and collage on canvas

1 comment:

Ingrid said...

I like this very much Ruth, the colours and texture are just beautiful!