Friday, 25 November 2016

All Grungy at That's Crafty!

Time for a new challenge at That's Crafty! - and we are getting grungy. 
I have used a reverse canvas and began with some scraps on my desk - some hessian stars that were falling apart and some string - both secured to the canvas to create texture. Once dry I coated it all in black gesso. Dry brushing with white gesso highlighted the textured areas allowing me to emphasise with some blues and browns.

To build up the layers I took some corrugated cardboard and painted it before adding some mesh. Some painted coffee stirrers created the border. My heart came off a recycled project and I wrapped it in various yarns and strings.
My letters were computer printed, mounted for a bit more thickness and highlighted in blue before adding a little paint around the outside.

Nikki 
xxx

13 comments:

  1. Wonderfully grungy and so much depth to it, love it Nikki
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  2. Amazing textures here Nikki.

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  3. Loving all the texture elements and the structure of all the layers yummy

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  4. Amazing texture here Nikki and love the addition of mesh and yarn.
    Fliss xx

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  5. Brilliant Nikki love all the layers but especially that heart.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. This is really greatnikki, textural and striking,

    Lucy x


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  7. Fabulous make Nikki xx Great to see you here too xx This piece looks amazing with lots of grungy details and I too love the heart

    TFS and hugs Annie xx

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  8. Wonderful Nikki, love the wrapped heart and all the wonderful textures! Deb xo

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  9. Stunning! Nikki Can't stop scrolling back up to admire it some more . Love (understatement) everything about it .
    x

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  10. Oh Nikki, this is wonderful! Just love all those different textures and materials - what a fabulous grungy make.
    Alison x

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  11. Oh wow! This really is so brilliant! Fabulous colour and texture! Hugs, Chrisx

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