Thursday, September 10, 2015

Heat Embossing Resist on Canvas

Hello y'all! So happy to be a guest designer here today for Rubber Dance Art Stamps! My name is Niki, but in Blogland I am Pawsitively Creative. I am honored to be here and to show you how I used these luscious and lovely stamps. Here is what I made:

I was intrigued with these stamps and had to showcase the two together - Vintage Script and Diamonds. I started with a Gesso'd canvas. When that was dry I used the stamps with a white embossing powder to create my "resist". I then inked everything with archival ink and used a baby wipe clean off the stamped image.

I then started adding my chipboard butterflies. I inked the butterflies the same as the canvas and added the black edge while leaving a little bit of white peaking through.

I handmade the pink flowers and glued some cheesecloth down. The hexagon Chippies were painted with gesso and randomly applied for some depth. 

I stamped the sentiment (Dream It, Wish It, Do It from the set Think Again) onto vellum and then ripped the edges. I glue that piece to a black wire I shaped. Lastly, I added from greenish gems. 

I do hope you enjoy this post! Thank you to Bibi and the crew! Y'all are awesome sauce! 

Hugz! ~Niki 
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  1. This is simply gorgeous! I love the colours you have used and the white embossed script stamp in the back looks so lovely!! Thank you so much, Niki! I'm so happy that you accepted my invitation to guest design for me!

    PS Everyone - you really ought to visit Niki's blog and check out her work!

  2. Very cool technique, love it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us ;)

  3. Hello Niki
    Thanks for the good review of your beautiful canvas.
    Hugs, Susan

  4. Absolutely wonderful work Niki! Love the colours you've used and the stamping and butterflies are perfect and fit this canvas wonderfully. Thanks for sharing how you created it too Karen x

  5. Really gorgeous Niki! Love the resist and the colors you used are my favorites. Thanks so much for the step by step! hugs,

  6. Thank you Bibi and Majo! Those stamps are fun to play with. More than thrilled to be a guest here. Y'all are so sweet! Hugz! ~Niki

  7. The colours are right up my street! Lovely background with the embossing and the flowers add dimension to the piece.

  8. WOW Niki everything about it is fantastic. The design - the colors - the butterflies!!! Yummy!

  9. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I'm just popping in to say thanks for sponsoring Darnell's NBUS challenge! I definitely have some NBUS in my stash and I’m joining her challenge! I'm excited about your prize!

  10. A Showstopping project, beautiful creativity Niki.
    Julie xx

  11. Bibi could not have picked a more creative artist than Niki to showcase her rubber stamps! This canvas is beautiful, and the stamped images make the background so special--I love those colors, too! Niki, your butterflies and flowers are FABULOUS! Great canvas!

  12. Love the white script against those vivid colours - what a fabulous creation to show off those lovely background stamps.
    Alison x

  13. Such a pretty canvas, Nikki. Love that resisted script and texture with beautiful colours. You make beautiful flowers dear.
    Congratulations on your feature here!

  14. Beautiful Niki, lovely resist background!

  15. Such a beautiful canvas!!! Love it!

  16. These are two of my favourite stamps as well. Love how you created the background. Lovely colours. Hugz


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