Friday, 10 February 2017

Rusty Heart Upright

Addicted to Art - Rusty Heart
Yes I am still playing with rust! What with the new PaperArtsy Seth Apter paints, Andy Skinner's ongoing demo's and now Tim Holtz's Distress Oxides - I think it might be a year of rust and oxidation!
Today we have a new challenge at That's Crafty! - I Heart You. In time for Valentine's Day of course - so do head on over for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in the store.

I confess this project changed colours a few times - it ended up a little dark so I restored it with purple hues! I started with Deco Art texture sand paste around the edges and then painted it all with black gesso. Once dry I dry brushed white to pick up the textures of the sand paste and brush strokes.
Addicted to Art - Rusty Heart
The rusty edges are a combination of various red/orange/rusty hues with some black thrown in - using both PaperArtsy and Deco Art paints.
The purple is a combination of Deco Art Phthalo Blue and Quinacridone Magenta.
Addicted to Art - Rusty Heart
I have used a That's Crafty MDF upright and a That's Crafty MDF Heart.

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Happy weekend everyone
Nikki 
xxx

15 comments:

  1. This is stunning. I love the use of the wire wrapped around the piece

    Chrissie xx

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  2. Stunning! Nikki. Looks to me like you were 'born to rust'. I Heart this big time x

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  3. A stunning creation Nikki, loving those purple hues... xx

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  4. Oooh lush, can you call a rusty creation lush though?!
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  5. Love the colour you ended up with it looks fab!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  6. Just fab Nikki and you're definitely on a rust roll!
    Fliss xx

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  7. Wow! I have never seen something so beautiful and I love the colors. This is a magnificent art creations. I am jealous of your skills. Thank you for sharing! I would love to share my own creations with you. I am always looking to connect with fellow crafters for feedback and inspiration. If you would like to take a look - http://thecraftycritter.com

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  8. Tjis is gorgeous nikki, i think going with purple was a very good choice!
    Lucy x

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  9. Vnikki you did it again : created a stunning project. !!!!!! This is fabulous... Stunning colors and the texture is amazing. The purple added just the right thing. I love the way you build the colors via layering several times. The result looks fascinating.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art.
    Hugs from Monica...
    Spain

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  10. Loving this surface. You are on a roll!

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  11. Stunning piece - the glow of the Phthalo Blue and Quin Magenta on the gorgeous sand texture is magical, and the wire-wrapping won my heart immediately.
    Alison x

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  12. Amazing piece Nikki! Love so much colors, wire and rusty look, beautiful work, as always! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  13. Stunning! Loving this rusty play! Gorgeous colours too! Chrisx

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  14. Fabulous rusty, shimmery upright Valentine! Love the textures and the colors are so delicious! Hugs!

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