Thursday, 23 March 2017

Abstract Journal Page

Journal Page with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics and Thats Crafty stamps and stencils
Today I am sharing one of the journal pages I completed for That's Crafty on Hochanda last week - featuring lots of new stamps and stencils. Do hop over to see all the details.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Home Sweet Home - PaperArtsy

#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton
Hello - tonight I am over at PaperArtsy with this project for the current topic - Windows, Doors and Architecture. Do pop over for more details.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Embossed Hearts - Part 2

Last week I shared a heat embossed heart using Frantage Encrusted Jewels. You can find details here. Today's heart uses Frantage embossing enamel - a little less sparkly today! All the details and a step by step can be found over at That's Crafty.

I am back on Saturday with a project for PaperArtsy - something a little different - back to my darker palette!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Embossed Love Heart

Today we have a new challenge at That's Crafty - the theme being 'Bling it Up'. You are invited to take part by using glitter, gems etc in your project. As always there is a chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at That's Crafty.
I decided to have a play with a Stampendous Encrusted Jewel kit - full of sparkly bits and glitter! I added lots of layers of clear powder too to create depth on the heart. (The heart is a That's Crafty MDF one). When I had heated my final layer I stamped into the molten surface with LOVE which was 'inked' with metallic silver paint.
The 6x3 MDF panel it sits on was painted with PaperArtsy Midnight Fresco paint and then DecoArt metallic silver sponged over the surface.
The little heart was painted blue, glossy accents added and then some glitter and allowed to dry.
While the embossing powder was out I did another version which I will share next week.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Grungy Journalling

Just a quicky - I am over at That's Blogging Crafty as usual on a Thursday - here is a sneak of today's project.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Celebrating with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterflies

Mixed Media Canvas with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterfly Thinlits - by Nikki Acton
Today we celebrate our third birthday at our Mixed Media challenge blog - A Vintage Journey! Our challenge for this month is All Aboard - an anything goes theme as long as your creation fits one of these genres - vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

For my design this month I have created a 5x7inch canvas featuring the new Mini Detailed Thinlits from Tim Holtz, That's Crafty ATC's,  PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints and Stamps by Lin Brown.

I started with the canvas - building up colour and layers. I then took 3 That's Crafty MDF ATC's - well they are actually framed ATC's and I have just used the central portion. I added Deco Art Crackle paint and allowed to dry. I then added watery paint over the surface and once dry added a little antiquing cream.  I stamped over these ATC's with Lin Brown's grasses stamp from her recent Eclectica / PaperArtsy release.
While painting the canvas I used the same colours on some card which I used to cut the base of the butterflies. The top layer was cut from black card and a little paint sponged over.

My words are also from Lin Brown's stamp sets. The little greyboard panels were cut from Tim Holtz Mosaic die.
Mixed Media Canvas with Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterfly Thinlits - by Nikki Acton

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Inspired by Lin Brown

Lin Brown PaperArtsy ELB30 - ELB29 stamp sets and Infusions
Welcome to my regular Thursday to post to redirect you over That's Blogging Crafty to see how I made these cards.
Back tomorrow with a new challenge at A Vintage Journey.


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