Friday, 2 March 2012

Textured Backgrounds - Part Two

In yesterday's blog post, I showed you the first of a pair of paintings that I finished this week.

After experimenting with other techniques for a few weeks, it feels good to come back to what I know and love. These paintings are very indicative of my own style.

Don't forget to scroll down to yesterday's post to see the other picture in this pair. Both are now available in my etsy shop.

And look to the very bottom of this post - I'm looking for some guidance from you, my friends, on whether or not to share these techniques with you.

This piece is inspired by a child's yearning to explore and learn.
Manifesting at its best, since we're planning to have kids in the near future.

This photo shows the texture of the piece, sides and all. 

I have a vintage typewriter that I used for the letters.
I love the way that the ink goes onto the page (the messy  letter "e" for instance.)
So after showing you these two pictures, my question to you is, are you interested in learning how to make these textured backgrounds in your own work? Leave me a comment or send me an email. If there is some interest, I'll put together a video to show you how I build pieces like these.

Your comments are always so greatly loved and appreciated.


  1. I love this one that you made. It has so many layers!

  2. I would love a tutorial on this technique.....

  3. Yes, yes, yes, oh yeah, and YES!

  4. Yes, please!!!!! Such beautiful work Shannon!

  5. I love to see technique tutorials and your backgrounds are so yummy! don't know how others feel, but the shorter a video, the more likely I am to watch it.

  6. Yes, please share your techniques with us. I LOVE watching videos!


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