Friday, 21 July 2017

Grungy Wall Hanging

Thats Crafty MDF Hanging with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics - Nikki Acton

All Things Grunge is the new challenge today at That's Crafty!
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I decided to share a design I did for Mixed Media Magazine a few months back.  I used the That's Crafty MDF Rectangle Hanger Kit.

Here are steps I took, many of which are based on Andy Skinner techniques:
1. Painted with burnt umber
2. Stippled Paynes Grey, Cobalt orange, cadmium red and quincridone gold

Blue Panels
1. I added texture paste through That's Crafty bubble stencil
2. Covered in silver paint
3. Added black antiquing cream, wiped and sealed
4. Added a wash of Cobalt Teal Hue and sprinkled salt. Wiped salt away once dry.
5. Added Quin Gold to the edges 

1. Coated in gesso
2. Crackle texture paste through stencil
3. Added washes of quin gold and raw umber
4. A little antiquing cream and treasure gold to finish

1. I started as the Base (above)
2. Added Vaseline to the edges to protect
3. Brushed white gesso over the surface
4. Once dry added washes of raw umber / quin gold and added salt. 
5. Finally I stamped the words and wiped away the Vaseline revealing the darker edges.



  1. Fantastic grungy creation Nikki which you create so beautifully too ;)
    Donna xx

  2. Beautiful Nikki, love the hearts and all over grungy look, and your amazing top.
    Dorthe xx

  3. Absolutely stunning Nikki. Love that blue and the textures are fabulous.
    Hugs, Bev. x

  4. Great piece, love the hearts in particular.
    Amanda x

  5. Nikki, you do grunge so beautifully - this is a gorgeous piece of art, love your colour choices and your wonderful composition! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. You are fab at Grunge Nikki, I love that rust colour against the teal/blue its a beautiful colour combo. Scrummy texture & that little heart is magnificent.. Hugs Tracey xx

  7. Love this design and the grungy effects you created. Have a great weekend xxx

  8. This is fabulous! Cool colours and texture and a brilliant quote. xxx

  9. Love these layered panels - fantastic faux finishes on all of them - amazing work, Nikki!
    Alison x

  10. This looks fabulous! I do love that quote too! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. OK!!!! I have a new favorite! Just love EVERYTHING about this, and another tutorial to pin for future reference! Love that rusty edged panel--how clever to used the vaseline! Now I am happy I invested in a jar for the craft room! Hugs!

  12. Fabulous piece! Nikki. Terrific design and composition x


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