Friday, 13 January 2017

Metallic challenge

Addicted to Art - Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics - That's Crafty Surfaces
Hi everyone - it is time for a new challenge at That's Crafty and it was certainly a challenge for me! The theme is to use Gold and Silver in a project. Using one I can do - using both was interesting. 

Once I finished putting this together I decided it was time for a craft room overhaul - when there is so much clutter on the worktop and floor (eeek) that is cluttering your mind too - it is time to sort! So I am currently mid sort - it looks worse than when I started - but will be fab when complete. Frankie the cat wasn't too helpful and found empty boxes great for sitting in and happily emptied some on her own... 
Anyway back to the project! I used an MDF base (That's Crafty! Surfaces) and added various Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylic paints - Cobalt teal hue, phthalo blue, cadmium red and green gold) building up my background. Some stencilling with That's Crafty Dinky stencils and some random stamping added to this.
I used my finger to rub some metallic silver (Deco Art again) in patches over the background - not really visible on the photos and added gold for the bottle top circles.
Addicted to Art - Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics - That's Crafty Surfaces
Addicted to Art - Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics - That's Crafty Surfaces
I took three of the smallest That's Crafty MDF hearts and sponged with either cadmium red or phthalo blue. I then sponged a little white before sponging metallic silver over the blue hearts and metallic gold over the red one.
Addicted to Art - Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics - That's Crafty Surfaces
Back to the tidying for me!

Lots happening at Addicted to Art next week with the new release for PaperArtsy.... just saying - do pop back on the 19th and 20th! Here is a sneaky peak...

Nikki
xxx

13 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! A really cool background for those gorgeous hearts. xxx

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  2. Forgot to say 'good luck' sorting your craft room! Frankie is so sweet to help!!!! xxx

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  3. Love this Nikki, that background is gorgeous! Ah yes it's always the best help from furry paws isn't it?! Oooh intriguing sneak peek too, love the rust effect
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. The background is beautiful and I just love those sponged hearts Nikki! Great sneak peek too, look forward to seeing more of that one! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Gorgeous make Nikki, love the bright background and all the detail on there. Cute pic of Frankie too.
    Fliss xx

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  6. This is beautiful, such a gorgeous, vibrant background,

    Lucy x

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  7. Really like how you dealt with the gold and silver together taboo! Hope your feline 'helper' will enjoy the tidy craft room as much as you.

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  8. This one took me out of my comfort zone as well, but you cracked it looks fab especially love your background.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  9. Great color and depth on this canvas, Nikki! the hearts look fabulous and the sneak peek has me wishing the days would pass. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be around on the 19th and 20th, so will be late for those posts, too! Frankie is as great a helper as Roger and Biskit and my Closet is a disaster right now, too! Sending hugs!

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  10. Scrumptious! Love those textured hearts against the wild background... and the sneak peek is insanely cool. Ooh, those paint layers!
    Alison x

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  11. Brilliant! You made the perfect background for your gorgeous hearts! In the middle of a big sort out here too - sorry to have missed so much here - catch up is long overdue! Hugs, Chrisx ps sneak peek looks exciting!

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  12. Brilliant! You made the perfect background for your gorgeous hearts! In the middle of a big sort out here too - sorry to have missed so much here - catch up is long overdue! Hugs, Chrisx ps sneak peek looks exciting!

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