Thursday, 16 June 2016

Rainbow Plaques

Hi everyone
You can find me over at the Country View Crafts project blog today with the details of these little plaques. Be good to see you there.
Nikki
xx

Monday, 6 June 2016

Friday, 3 June 2016

Texture and colour for A Vintage Journey

Embossing or texture pastes is the theme of our new challenge at A Vintage Journey. I had lots of fun creating this reverse canvas. 
I started by using tissue tape to hide the staples on the reverse of the canvas and gave the inside a coat of gesso. Not sure where I was going at this point - but in the end all the tissue tape is hidden!
I added various distress paints randomly on the 'frame' and once dry added clear embossing paste through Tim Holtz latticework stencil.
Once dry I took Deco Art Prussion blue and covered the frame - wiping it away from the embossed areas but letting dry in between.
For the inside of my canvas I added texture paste to the ornate frame cut from grunge board. I just added with my finger to create texture.
Once dry I added the same colours of distress paint and a little prussian blue to tone it down.
The butterfly was cut and embossed on card before sticking to a grungeboard die cut for strength. I used a black oil pastel to highlight the embossed areas. 
I hope you like my colourful canvas - it really shines in the sunlight!

I would like to enter The Mixed Media Monthly Anniversary Challenge - my chosen theme is Texture!
Have a lovely weekend
Nikki
xxx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Crackle Time

Hi everyone! We have a new challenge today at Country View Crafts and it's a goody! CRACKLE! We are spoilt for choice with crackle products and mediums - here I used crackle texture paste.

I decided to alter a wooden block. Firstly a coat of gesso, some old book pages and some text stamping.
I added some paint and let it drip, before smudging a bit more with a baby wipe. I added a bit more stamping too.
I then added Wendy Vecchi crackle texture paste through a stencil - once dry I added a little more paint to highlight the cracks.
Finally I stamped and fussy cut some butterflies - adding a little sparkly mod podge.
Do love this stamp set - PaperArtsy Hot Picks - HP1506EZ.

See you Friday for a new challenge at A Vintage Journey
Nikki
xxx

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