Monday, 11 June 2018

Journals with friends

Eileen Hull Journal by Nikki Acton
Today I am sharing one of 2 journals I made a couple of weekends ago. Cathryn (for those that know her!) and I had a play day and got very busy with these journals. A bit like when Brenda and I did our Skype journals - the finished 4 projects were very different!

I crackled my main cover and then painted 2 panels for the front and back with various painty techniques. The journal is covered with Tims Holtz tattered florals and word chips. There are lots of pages inside ready for someone to fill!



I would like to play along at:

Have a great week.
Nikki

Friday, 1 June 2018

Theories Cards

Cards with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set - by Nikki Acton

Hi 
Back for my second post today - if you missed the launch of our new challenge at A Vintage Journey you can find my post here. 


We also have a new challenge today on the Craft Stamper blog - Take it Make it challenge. As always it is anything goes with stamping. 

I chose to make some much needed cards for forthcoming birthdays using Tim Holtz's Theories stamp set. My backgrounds are all Distress Oxides.

Cards with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set - by Nikki Acton

Cards with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set - by Nikki Acton

Nikki 
x

Industrial patchwork framed heart for A Vintage Journey

Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
Hi everyone. It is time for our June challenge at A Vintage Journey; this month our host is Astrid and we have a favourite theme: Stencil It.
I recently took another Andy Skinner class and we were using his various paint techniques to alter an MDF box - you can see my post here if you missed it.
I also used this style on an altered coffee tin last year:
As you can probably tell - I do like this style and although it is quite time consuming it is effective!!
So for our Stencil It challenge I challenged myself to use a stencil on each of my patchwork elements within the frame.
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
The base board (blue) is a combination of PaperArtsy grunge paste and Deco Art crackle paint - although I may have painted over most of the crackles!
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
My heart is MDF and is altered with a texture medium and then painted with red and brown colours.
The frame and cogs have been given the rust effect treatment with Deco Art paints - Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Paynes Grey.
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
Thanks for stopping by. Do head on over to A Vintage Journey for more stencilling inspiration!
Nikki

Monday, 21 May 2018

GDPR - EU Data Regulations

As you are probably aware changes in the law regarding EU Data Protection (GDPR) come into force on 25th May 2018.

I have introduced a Privacy and Cookie Policy in line with these regulations which can be found here. (Also available in the footer of Addicted to Art).

I do not use your personal information for anything except sending you a notification of a new blogpost (for email subscribers) or for clicking through to your blog for a return visit. I do not store any of this information, it is all contained within Blogger / Google functionality. All blogger blogs use cookies - these can be disabled in your internet settings if you choose. 

Email subscribers are reminded that they may unsubscribe at anytime by following the link at the base of your emails notifying you of a new blog post.

Thank you.
Nikki

Saturday, 19 May 2018

PaperArtsy project - Vintage Neutral with Seth Apter stamps

Vintage Neutrals altered picture frame for PaperArtsy with Seth Apter stamps - by Nikki Acton

Hi everyone. Today I am over on the PaperArtsy blog with details for this altered frame. The theme for this fortnight is Vintage Neutrals taking me away from my more normal colour palette to something a more toned down. Do pop over for details of the techniques and lots more photos!
Vintage Neutrals altered picture frame for PaperArtsy with Seth Apter stamps - by Nikki Acton

 Nikki x



Monday, 14 May 2018

Scrap Metal Book Box with Andy Skinner

Scrap Metal Book Box - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton

A couple of weeks ago I attended an Andy Skinner workshop - Scrap Metal Book Box. Great day with Andy as usual - packed with paint techniques and a little humour!

For Andy Skinner followers you can probably spot many of his techniques on here, many he has shown on Hochanda - so while I would love to share the details, they are not mine to share!!! Although there is a bit of Nikki thrown in too!

So lots of pics of the finished project....

Scrap Metal Book Box - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton

Scrap Metal Book Box - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton

Scrap Metal Book Box - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton

Scrap Metal Book Box - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton

Scrap Metal Book Box - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton

I am back on Saturday with a project for PaperArtsy. Have a lovely week.
Nikki
xxx

Friday, 4 May 2018

Gelli Stamping with Distress Inks and Oxides

Stamping on Gelli Plate / Gel Press - by Nikki Acton
Stamping on Gelli Plate / Gel Press - by Nikki Acton
Hello - today we start a new challenge on the Craft Stamper blog - as usual it is anything goes with stamping.

For my inspiration piece I decided to use my distress oxides (and inks) on a gel plate. I used a small rectangular gelli and brayered one colour of ink on the surface before stamping onto it. I then stamped the gelli onto card. I repeated with different colours and stamps covering the surface and sometime overlapping colours.

The cards were made from the gelli printed masterboards - adding layers to create extra interest!
Nikki
xxx

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