Friday, 10 April 2015

Mixed Media 'Frameworks' Canvass

 

Hello everyone. Well I finally got back to the craft room after my little break to have a sort out. Apologies there are a lot of photos today - the weather is bright so I went a bit mad.

I made this with a couple of challenges in mind:
Compendium of Curiosities - the theme is Frameworks from Tim's latest book. (P64 volume 3). It is the turn of Inspiration Emporium as this challenge's wonderful sponsor.
The Mirror Crack'd - to produce and use a masterboard
Simon Says Stamp - 'A' is for.... for me it is an arch.
 and fortuitously - That's Crafty - Grunge, Grunge, Grunge

I started by creating 2 masterboards. Both commenced with acrylic paints, brown and white.
The first then had a crackle medium applied and when dry black acrylic was added. Once dry I rubbed the surface to produce the effect of peeled paint.
The second was covered in a matt medium, tissue wrap added and then it was splattered with white acrylic.
I chopped them up to commence my project:
The tissue wrapped base had texture paste, embossing powder and distress ink sprays added.
The canvass frame was also treated with texture paste through a stencil and painted.
My frameworks were cut from the peeled paint masterboard, but colour was added. The inserts for the frame were a mixture of foil with alcohol inks, foil embossed and acrylic and alcolol ink added and finally the masterboard pieces with either crackle paint or glossy accents added.
(photo in sunlight)
(photo indoors)


The arch was cut several times to provide depth and glued together. The base of the arch was from the peeled paint masterboard with a little colour added.
(photo in sunlight)

(photo indoors)
Finally I added some additional frameworks to the canvass edge.
Sorry for such a long post today. Have a great day.
Nikki
xxx

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow Nikki, first of all no need to apologize.... this is a totally amazing project and I loved reading about the process!! I love all the rusty mixed media effects you have achieved, it looks fantastic!! Another new favourite and this truly deserves to be a winner in all of the challenges you are entering it to, fabulous!!

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  2. Holy snickerdoodles Nikki!! Do not apologize for too many pictures, I am soooo glad you included lots of shots because I really enjoyed being able to zoom in and see the wonderful details!! This is spectacular, maybe one of my all time favourites! Every corner is filled with texture and beauty, so many oohs and aahs coming from my house right now!! You are truly an inspiration! big hugs :)

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  3. Wow,loving this one Nikki,so much texture and lovely grunge on display,perfect and I think one of my favourite makes of yours so far
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Stunning! I marvel at how you take simple things and turn them into a piece that could be hung in a gallery. I really love this with the rich colours and textures

    Chrissiexx

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! This is breathtaking and please don't apologize for too many photos, cause I simply adored viewing all of them, wish there was more :) Gorgeous details, such a work of art!!

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  6. Really a lovely piece of art, Nikki! And a beautiful example of how to incorporate Tim's frameworks into your art. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C.

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  7. A WOWSER Nikki! I admire each piece of it!
    Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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  8. Beautiful finished piece. The textures and the detail is great. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.
    Angela x

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  9. I am so glad for the longer post, Nikki! There are so many techniques involved which turned out so beautifully! Awesome job! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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  10. amazing Nikki - really wonderful - all the techniques are amazing and the final result is just awesome - love it xx

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  11. I love this Nikki, it has a really Gothic feel to it. Hope to see you Sunday. Will be hanging around the paper artsy stand watching friends demoing,

    Lucy x

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  12. I am so glad you showed all the photos, this is a brilliant piece of art and I loved seeing it from different angles! Absolutely stunning! Love this - a lot.... Anne xx

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  13. Wow! What an amazing piece this is, Nikki! Such delicious warm tones and textures. I love the recessed arched frame effect, and the way you used the frameworks die. Amazing!

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  14. An amazing project Nikki, all the details are absolutely gorgeous.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. Oh wow Nikki!! That arch is just gorgeous, I love that distressed background inside it and those warm, rich, honey-sepia tones are working together like magic!! Truly a stunning piece of art hun!!!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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  16. This is a stunning canvas, Nikki - the various textural details on the Frameworks, that fabulous arch and wonderfully grungy backgrounds - all adds up to an absolute treat!
    Alison xx
    And yes, will definitely see you on Sunday. Demo-ing from 12.30 - 2.30 so even if swamped there'll be time to chat before/after! xx

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  17. AMAZING! You're so talented. Thanks for posting such detailed pics too! This is just dripping with awesome!

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  18. Wow Nicki you have really produced a masterpiece here it is brilliant

    Hugs Eliza

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  19. SUPER mixed media project. Thanks for sharing how it was made. . . . very useful for those of us new to MM work. xxx

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  20. Wow! Nikki! What a textural beauty this is! The warm colors, and rich textures really drew me in, and I love that you gave us the step by step! Your crackle and texture on those Frameworks inserts really is a special detail; is that a piece of Mirrored colored in one of them? It gives that appearance. This another favorite, and it is pinned!

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  21. Stunning Nikki, so much detail and scrummy textures, fabulous grunge going on love it
    Love
    Amanda x

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  22. Nikki I'm speechless... Waw... AMAZING work of art. It makes me so happy to soak inspiration from skilled artist like you. This is truly a masterpiece. Love your grungy vintage look, the texture and the colors...... Wohoooooo.. Fabulous !!!
    Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Monica.... Spain

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  23. Wonderful job! Love that background. You are so clever. Thanks for sharing your techniques...

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  24. Beautiful canvas Nikki - love the colors and the composition.

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  25. WOW! No need to apologize for lots of pictures- bring 'em on! This was such an incredible project to see and I enjoyed each and every step and detail of the process! You did an amazing job of giving this piece such a vintage weathered feel. It reminded me of some ancient relic that holds mystery and beauty. Truly stunning and filled with remarkable details. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing this with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  26. Wow! When I saw this on my phone the other day I gasped - now I see it at a decent size I am blown away - this is fantastic! Chrisx

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  27. An absolute FEAST of aged texture Nikki! This is a real masterpiece! Jenny x

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  28. Nikki, this is fabulous! Love the rich color and texture, and the way you adorned the edges with the inner pieces.Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

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  29. Beautiful use of the die, think this one's my favourite shape, gorgeous piece. Ruth x

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  30. Absolutely fabulous piece ! Nikki Such a creative way of using the framework dies . thx so much for sharing the process of how you made it n created all those lush textures n detail . N so very pleased that you were a winner at Thats Crafty! grunge grunge grunge challenge Congratulations xx

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