Monday, January 20, 2014


Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving a lot of emails on how to paint on Nicole's BeadBacking "NBB" It is so easy and a very inexpensive way to have a painting surface on hand at all times.  You use NBB just as you would any canvas or painting surface. Prime it first. I find Gesso works the best. Remember that NBB is a dense fiber so you may need to use a little bit more Gesso and it will take a bit longer to dry. You are now ready to use your acrylic paints and mediums. If you use water with your acrylic paints use it with care. Even though you have primed NBB it is still a fabric.  
It is that easy.

You can use a brush or sponge to apply Gesso to NBB

 This is a 9x5" sheet of NBB 10 minute art practice
 This is a 12x9" sheet  of NBB 10 minute art practice
 This is a 9x6" sheet of NBB 10 minute art practice
 This is a 9x6" sheet of NBB 10 minute art practice
These quick 10 minute practices are great for the brain and allows you to make decision almost automatically. Give this a try and actually set a timer. Having NBB to do the practices saves you on using up your canvas for those gallery painting. Prime several pieces at a time for when you just want to paint. Have fun!

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  1. how fun! Then you can embellish with thread/fabric & beads.

  2. So cool! Thanks for sharing Nicole! Big Hugs ;o)

  3. Wonderful idea and your paintings looks like you have had lots of fun :) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  4. I do enjoy your work. I'm still afraid of painting.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  5. Hi Nicole. Very interesting pieces you have going. Lots of color with movement. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Cool technique, and thank you for sharing! Happy PPF!


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