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    Thursday
    Mar262009

    Linear Textures in Lime

    fluid acrylics + fiber paste + comb = raised linear texture

    Discovering new ways to add texture to acrylic backgrounds. This abstract coppery lime background was painted on 9 x 12" watercolor paper. The raised texture was created on a layer of Golden fiber paste applied with a plastic gift card. Fiber paste forms a raised texture that can be shaped or  painted ~ feels rough like sandpaper and holds texture. Next, I painted Golden fluid acrylic paint on top of the fiber paste with a plastic gift card. Next, I textured the paint with a comb to create the look of a grid. Playing around with layers of fiber paste and paint, creating grooves and texture, so fun!

    Other journal pages created with fiber paste include Elemental Grid, a Journal Lettering Experiment, and the first background in Art & Visual Journaling. Another example at Flickr and a finished background at Altered Catalog: Adjectives.

    The first experiment was described at Linear Textures in Red ~ followed the same process without fiber paste. Did you know? Art supply manufacturer sites often have detailed product information and examples. Lots of knowledge at the Golden website.

    Reader Comments (2)

    I love textures, this seems really fun to use, I must buy some!!

    I'm trying to find a good pen that writes over dark painted backgrounds, but its hard finding a good pen that doesnt get clogged up easily and writes clearly over the backgrounds. At the moment I'm just using a white paint marker, but its such a wide tip, its hard to make it look good without being really chunky letters. I here Sakura pens are good but there are so many different kinds I have no idea where to start, any ideas?

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    03.26.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMz Monster

    Missi, Great question! I did some experimentation & research in Journal Lettering: Part 1 and Part 2. After lots of trial and error, I use a white Sakura glaze pen. I've only been able to find them in a "pack" of Sakura glaze pens not separately. For thicker lines, a white or light colored Sharpie poster paint pen. One note... writing on fiber paste or fluid acrylics that contain micro-metals would likely ruin almost any pen! Best wishes! ~ Tammy

    03.26.2009 | Registered Commentergypsy

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