Abstract Textures by Nikki Acton


Hi everyone. Today’s project is one I made for the Hochanda shows a few months ago and features the 8x8 inch white/greyboard journal pages and That’s Crafty! Textures stamp set 2. I do love abstract art and had great fun including these stamps onto this journal page.

I began with black and white gesso to create some blocks and horizontal and vertical lines – quite roughly at this stage as you can see! 

I then took the Textures stamp set and stamped onto white photocopy paper. I used this as it is thin paper and I wanted to collage it over my page. I tore and cut sections and adhered them with matte medium.

I stamped more of the textures with paint directly onto the journal page to build up layers and develop the composition, tweaking the black/white mix in places. Having just used black and white paint up until this stage I decided to add a little watered down brown over some of the photocopy paper and then used the edge of a credit card to add some thicker black lines with paint. Finally I added some black and white paint splatters.



PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics – Little Black Dress and Snowflake
DecoArt Gesso – Black and White

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  1. Love the way you have almost mapped out your blocks on this one Nikki, great way to follow on with your paper strips and stamps. Shame its only 8x8 it would look fab as a large canvas hanging on a wall. Love it.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Absolutely fantastic ! Nikki . Love it x

  3. Absolutely love this Nikki. Such amazing texture and detail and the colours are so striking together.
    Fliss xx

  4. What a lovely page! I love everything about it!

  5. Love this Nikki and I agree with Tracey that it would look great as a large canvas
    Amanda X

  6. Nikki, your abstract art is amazing, the black and white is so striking against the brown! Beautiful! Anne xx

  7. I really loved this one when I first saw it and I still love it :)
    Donna xx

  8. Gorgeous, really gorgeous Nikki.

  9. Wow, Nikki, I`m normally not a lover of abstract, but what you did here, looks absolutely gorgeous,-love the colors you used, too.
    Dorthe, xx

  10. Wow. Not seen anything quite like this before. Very creative. Love it.
    Much love, Bev. x

  11. Fantastic stamped texture over your monochromatic background - this is a fabulous page, Nikki!
    Alison x


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