Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Loop de Loop playtime

Canvas with Seth Apter Loop de Loop die - by Nikki Acton
Hi everyone. I really have not been a good blogger recently, posting only my projects for A Vintage Journey and That's Crafty. So today time for a post for my blog! 

This is a 12 x 9 inch canvas I made a couple of weeks ago - just for fun. Truth is I can't quite remember what I did - but I will try my best.

I started with a coat of gesso and once dry added random circle stamping with Seth Apter / Spellbinders Turnaround stamp set and archival ink. I added watering washes of Seth Apter PaperArtsy limited edition paints - green patina, mahogany and and terracotta. 
Canvas with Seth Apter Loop de Loop die - by Nikki Acton
I added some clear texture paste randomly through a stencil and Deco Art Sand paste around the edges. I allowed this to dry before adding additional colour and allowing it to drip over the surface.

I die cut the letters and Loop de Loop die (several times to adhere together for dimension) and stippled with black gesso. This creates a wonderful subtle texture - perfect for sponging paint over for a rusty / grungy effect. I sponged with the same colours as the canvas to create a worn / rusty feel. More mahogany on the outer circle, more black inside, green patina to highlight.
Canvas with Seth Apter Loop de Loop die - by Nikki Acton
That's all for now - back later in the week with a project for That's Crafty and then a new challenge on Friday for A Vintage Journey.

I would like to enter Loop de Loop into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Going Round in Circles.

Nikki
xxx


10 comments:

  1. A fabulous canvas Nikki with incredible depth and textures and brilliant composition. You really rock the grungy timeworn effects on the embellishments, they're amazing, love it xxx

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  2. Everything Brenda said!! The colours are superb and the texture on the elements is just amazing. This is one of those projects that I want to reach out and touch..... Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Gorgeous Nikki. You really know how to rock that rusty, grungy surface patina!

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  4. Fantastic Nikki!! Love everything about it.

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  5. What a wonderful panel Nikki! love the darker rusty colors, all the texture and circles! Julia xx

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  6. A real knockout creation! Nikki Ya definitely won my heart on this one. Absolutely stunning ! x

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  7. What a fun canvas. The texture is awesome and the colors are amazing. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  8. Big Congrats! Nikki for being a designer spotlight winner at SS. Deservedly so . well happy for you and this amazing work of art . x

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  9. It is I who is a bad blogger, Nikki, because I missed this (and others) beauty! What a fabulous piece of artwork! I'm soooo happy to see your name in lights at Simon Says Stamp! Your work on this canvas is simple incredible! Well done, you!

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