Friday, 1 September 2017

Altered Notebook Version 2 - New Challenge at That's Crafty

Rusty Altered Notebook - with Seth Apter dies. By Nikki Acton

Hello again. It's been a busy 24 hours here at Addicted to Art. I am back with Version 2 of my altered notebooks - this time for the new challenge at That's Crafty - Rustica - use rust techniques in your project.

Version 1 can be found here -  a little more feminine.
And talking of Altered Art and challenges the new challenge at A Vintage Journey is Altered Art and I have used Andy Skinner techniques to alter a coffee tin. Again if you missed it earlier today - here is the link.


So back to the Rusty Altered book!
Rusty Altered Notebook - with Seth Apter dies. By Nikki Acton
Like the first book I began with a coat of black gesso and sealed the surface with varnish. I painted a piece of card with black chalk paint and embossed before sanding to reveal the white areas. I used washes of paint to colour adding Quinacridone gold at the edge to give that rusty effect.

For my embellishments I die cut Seth Apter's Steering Wheel and cut it in half and adhered to his Pathways die. I sponged paint in yellows/reds/brown and black to create the rusty tones. The cog and corner nuts are That's Crafty greyboard embellishments which were treated in the same way and a little PaperArtsy Green Patina added for some contrast.

For the back and spine I took That's Crafty Alphabet stencil and sponged white chalk paint through. Once dry I added a 'dirty wash' - Paynes Grey and Quinacridone Gold.
Rusty Altered Notebook - with Seth Apter dies. By Nikki Acton

I would like to enter Frilly and Funkie latest challenge - A Little Rusty.
Once again thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
Nikki
x

17 comments:

  1. Now thats a book I would be proud to own. Stunning ! Nikki. Love how you have used the dies together and of course all the rustica. x

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  2. Wowzer - another stunning bit of alteration, Nikki - a brilliant Andy/Seth mash-up - your rusty textures are just fabulous!
    Alison x

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  3. Ooooh love this Nikki, I just knew you'd create a stunning rust effect too :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. This is just as fab as yesterdays Nikki and you cannot go wrong with a touch of Rustica here and there as it always adds that extra touch of magic. Love it. Hugs Tracey xx

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  5. Stunning books Nikki - love those rusty textures and colours! Jennie x

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  6. Oh wow. Another totally awesome make. Absolutely love it. Looks so real.
    Bev. xxx

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  7. Another stunner of a makeover, love it!
    Love
    Amanda x

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  8. Absolutely love this version Nikki. The colours and textures are fabulous and love the embellishing on there.
    Fliss xx

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  9. Mmmmm love the rusty aged look of this one, gorgeous xxx

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  10. And it is a big WOW from me too Nikki, your rusting is exquisite!! The tin you did for AVJ is a real stunner too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  11. Your books are amazing Nikki, love the embossed page behind the gorgeous rusted piece- and wow, love the tin, it is fantastic, too !!
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

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  12. Love this Nikki. Absolutely rustilicious! Xx

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  13. wow, amazing book!! Love that cover x

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  14. Wonderful! The journal is fantastic. lovely design on the front and beautiful rust! Thanks again for playing along this week in the Frilly and Funkie "A little rusty" challenge.

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  15. Nikki, you have such a way with rust! Your die cuts are so perfectly rusty, it's hard to tell it from the real thing! Love your design, too! I am thrilled to see your artwork once again in the Frilly and Funkie gallery, and thank you for joining in the rusty fun! Hugs!

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  16. Wow Nikki! Your notebook is truly incredible! I love the structural elements on the cover and the redesign is so so cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie for my A Little Rusty challenge. Hugs, Autumn

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  17. Wonderfully altered notebook. Love the texture and the rusty die cuts make a fabulous focal point. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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