Friday, 31 March 2017

Crackle and Distress Crayons for Tag Friday

MDF Tag with Tim Holtz Wildflower stamps and dies, distress crazing medium and distress crayons. By Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art.
We are having a Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey - yay! This happens when there are 5 Friday's in the month and we each share an anything goes tag
This is a No 8 MDF tag from That's Crafty - a great surface to work on. I started with a coat of grey paint - chalk paint (white and black mixed together). I then stencilled the squares in white  - bold in places, more subtle in others - using a sponge. Once this was dry I added washes of Mahogany and Terracotta Paper Artsy paint. There is a little background stamping before the bolder wildflowers were stamped in black archival.

For my little house I gessoed and then dry embossed the card with a bricks embossing folder before swiping archival ink over the surface to catch the texture. I saw a project by Anna - Karin (Layers of Ink) recently that I loved where she used the Distress Collage medium - Crazing and distress crayons on Tim's Tiny Houses - you can see her post here.

I took inspiration from this and covered by house in the crazing medium and let it dry. I then added various distress crayon colours and worked into the cracks. I added brown paint around the edge.
MDF Tag with Tim Holtz Wildflower stamps and dies, distress crazing medium and distress crayons. By Nikki Acton - Addicted to Art.
I embellished the project with a flower made from Tim H - mini tattered florals, some of the wonderful new design tape and some die cut wildflowers.

Nikki
xxx

12 comments:

  1. Love the background you created for your wonderfully crackled and colored house Nikki! Julia xx

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  2. I immediately fell in love with this beauty when I first saw it on the CG blog, wow the fabulous textures, colours and effects are amazing and what a brilliant design. Xxx

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  3. Absolutely stunning, Nikki - you've knocked this one out of the park and beyond. Fabulous crazing and crayoning on the house, and I adore the rusty flowers and subtly layered background. Magnificent!
    Alison x

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  4. Fabulous tag! Nikki. Love the rich rusty stenciled background and on my the crazed tiny house is superb! x

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  5. Wow Nikki, you really did achieve the most amazing cracks with Crazing Medium, the little house looks fabulous. I just love the rusty colour of all the elements in the background too! xx

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  6. PS - well done on your win at Craft Stamper too!! x

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  7. What a fabulous tag Nikki. The textures are so brilliant! Makes me want to touch it. So nicely done. Hugs, Sandy

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  8. Fabulous colours and textures Nikki ! And the crackle on the little house is just stunning. LoVE it! Jennie x

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  9. Nikki, what knockout colors and texture on this! I adore your little house and am pinning this for future inspiration! The flower on the house is just genius! Love this! Hugs!

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  10. Oh Nikki, I completely ADORE this tag, stunning!! The rusty colour effects and crackle are such a cool combination, love, love, love it, I don't know how you managed to get such a brilliant effect with the crazing, it looks fantastic!!!

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  11. Stunning tag Nikki, adore your background, the effect of the glazing overtop the stenciled squares is fabulous and the texture on your wee house is gorgeous, love it all to pieces! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  12. Total rusty treasure! LOVE that crackle texture and clever use of stencilling on this xx

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