Friday, 1 July 2016

It's all perspective

Addicted to Art - Butterfly Canvas
Welcome to my second post of the day! My earlier post was for the new challenge at A Vintage Journey, where we are focusing on monochromatic. If you missed my blue tags - Let's Do Distress - do check it out!

It is also time to introduce the July challenge at Country View Crafts where we are Having Fun with Circles. I decided to recycle a previously used canvas. A lot of the texture you can see is from the previous design.
I stripped it of all embellishments and gave a coat of black gesso before adding various Deco Art Fluid acrylics and some dry brushing. I added some crackle stamping with black archival.
I then die cut some circles and frames out of white card and used the same paints to colour them. No set process here - I just played until I was happy. The little wooden butterflies were dry brushed with white gesso before adding transparent yellow iron oxide paint.
A few remnant rubs and a chit chat sticker finished my project.
Thanks for stopping by.
Nikki
xxx

14 comments:

  1. A fabulous grungy canvas Nikki, love the three circles with just one simple butterfly in them and great how the texture shows through from the previous design xxx

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  2. Great to give new life to an old piece Nikki. Your circles are so beautifully textured and coloured. Happy July xx

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  3. Wow, fantastic canvas Nikki! How the circles highlight the butterflies - just perfect! I also like your monochromatic colour choice! Hugs

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  4. A wonderful textured feel to this and you used the circles in such a great way

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Utterly stunning, Nikki - I think this is probably a new favourite for me. The fact that the texture is from the old version just adds extra depth and I simply love the highlighting of the circles' edges and the beautiful silhouette stamping - magical!
    Alison x

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  6. How satisfying to repurpose a canvas. The old life underneath, really adds depth to your work. The dry brushing is fabulous! Xx

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  7. Sometimes just by "playing" we get the best results. There is so much interest in this canvas, with lots of textures and colour variations, wonderful!

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  8. This is wonderful nikki ... so much wonderful colour. Hugs rachel x

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  9. Loving the textures you've created on here Nikki,fab make
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  10. Wow! This is fantastic! Nikki. Love everything about it. x

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  11. No one does grungy like you, Nikki! I love this design and your painting is beautiful! Hugs!

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  12. Your canvas is gorgeous, Nikki! I love the grungy and a bit wood like look. Sooo artsy!
    xx Evelyn

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  13. Wow, that is fabulous ! Love it !
    Corrie x

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  14. What a fabulous canvas, Nikki! The gorgeous texture and monochromatic palette really set it apart and catch the eye! I love every single detail!! It's been a while since I visited your blog and ( can't believe all I've been missing. Your blue tags are stunning also. I am going to have a fun afternoon enjoying all of your art I've missed these last weeks!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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