Friday, 1 January 2016

Distressed Pop Art

Vintage Travel Addicted to Art
 2016! Happy New Year
Two posts in one day for me must mean the first of the month and some new challenges. First up we have a new theme at A Vintage Journey - Vintage Travel and Luggage.
I have been meaning to do something like this for a while - using an Andy Warhol style but with a slightly more vintage feel.
I took a shadow box - this one is 20cm x 20cm inside and cut 9 squares. I stamped my selected images (archival ink) and then coloured each one with a different distress ink. A little flicking of water, distressing of edges and some vintage photo ink was added.
The frame was white originally. I added some neutral coloured household paint and when dry began dry brushing various darker tones. Once dry I added a watery wash of a couple of Deco Art translucent paints.
I added some lightly coloured (vintage photo) chit chat stickers to the little ornate frame and filled it with glossy accents.
I took some time arranging my images and colours in the box and gave some extra dimension with foam pads. I have taken my photos before adding the glass to the frame to avoid reflections!
Do stop by a A Vintage Journey if you haven't already where there is some wonderful inspiration this month. 
I'll be back later with the launch of this month's challenge at Country View Crafts.


  1. How clever! Vintage Andy Warhol and so colourful! Happy New Year! Jenny xxx

  2. Love your vintage Warhol piece of art. Fantastic interpretation of the theme. Love it. Happy New Year. Tracy x

  3. What a colorful and creative design Nikki! A great mix of various forms of vintage travel! The water spots look great and your framing is lovely! Happy New Year! Julia xx

  4. Love this style and it makes a fantastic picture

    Happy 2016

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. This is such a cool take on the theme, Nikki - I love your coloured panels and tiny images - brilliant! Happy New Year!
    Alison xx

  6. This is such a clever, clever interpretation of the theme Nikki, I love this idea - a totally brilliant piece! Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Fantastic idea ! Nikki Loved how you have taken contemporary art and given it a Vintage twist . Great choice of images for the theme and a wonderful way to demonstrate how the various shades of DI work so well together
    hugs x

  8. Such a clever idea - I love this Nikki - Happy New Year! Rachel xx

  9. simply wonderful project Nikki. Love the colors and the shadow box idea is fab. Happy New Year,
    S@ndy xx

  10. Such a wonderful take on the challenge theme Nikki AND Andy Warhol too ! Fabulous! Wishing you all the very best for 2016. Jennie x

  11. This is one of a kind Nikki and a great collection of vintage images. Wishing you a very happy new year.

  12. Nikki, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you have combined the modern aesthetic of Andy Warhol with your fabulous vintage images and colours, brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing it and wishing you and yours much joy in the New Year! Deb xo

  13. Great take on the travel theme, and I love the Andy Warhol look! Hugs!

  14. Great take on the travel theme, and I love the Andy Warhol look! Hugs!

  15. A fresh and simple take on the Travel theme .. Loved the freshness in this paneled layout on shadow box!!

  16. Wonderful grid card! The colors are so pretty with the beautiful vintage travel images!



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