Monday, 22 September 2014

I'm All at Sea!

Over at Country View Crafts the current challenge is Nautical. A few weeks ago I attended the same Andy Skinner workshop as Brenda Brown. She has recently shared the fabulous project (click here to see it!) we made on the day - although I have to tell you there are lots of Brenda's little additions on her's! I will save mine for another day, but thought I would use some of the techniques we learned to create my Nautical project.....

I started with a piece of grey board and covered it in strips or torn, embossed card at the top - I wanted to create the impression of the stars. The bottom half had lots of texture paste added to create a stormy sea. Black acrylic, dry brushed gesso and watered down acrylics were then added..
My compass was achieved with gesso, dry brushed black acrylic and then translucent acrylic. The letters and stars in a similar way - but I went heavier on the colour as I wanted them to stand out a little more.
All at Sea seems relevant at the moment - my life feels somewhat chaotic!

Thanks for looking and Happy Monday.


  1. Hi Nikki, your textures are fantastic and I love the addition of the little stars. Great paint effect too with your dry brushing.
    Hope you had a nice weekend.
    Julie x

  2. This is gorgeous,a lovely design and

  3. Really gorgeous Nikki! Loving that background, so rich with colours and texture and your compass is spectacular! hugs :)

  4. Wow,this is beautiful grunged up nautical Nikki,it's spectacular in all it's textural glory!

    Sounds like a busy time for you,hope it all settles soon :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Loving the nautical theme Nikki and the texture you created is fabulous! Anne xx

  6. Now THAT's what I call a texture! yum! :) thank you for sharing this fun piece. Love it and love it more! :) xxx

  7. Oh this is so lovely. Love the texture and the rusty look.. Fabulous work.
    Thanks for sharing your art Nikki.
    Hugs from Monica.. Spain

  8. A great make all the fabulous textures you have created and the stunning colours. A stunning nautical make. Hope things settle down for you

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  9. Wow, this is wonderful. Great texture and colours.

  10. That's a fantastic project, great wall hanging.

  11. Wow! That is one amazing work of art! Love all that fab texture - especially the little stars! I'm with you on the sentiment!!! Chrisx

  12. Fabulous texture on this piece :)

  13. Love the amazing texture you have achieved on this project...looks smashing
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects



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