Friday, 1 July 2016

It's all perspective

Addicted to Art - Butterfly Canvas
Welcome to my second post of the day! My earlier post was for the new challenge at A Vintage Journey, where we are focusing on monochromatic. If you missed my blue tags - Let's Do Distress - do check it out!

It is also time to introduce the July challenge at Country View Crafts where we are Having Fun with Circles. I decided to recycle a previously used canvas. A lot of the texture you can see is from the previous design.
I stripped it of all embellishments and gave a coat of black gesso before adding various Deco Art Fluid acrylics and some dry brushing. I added some crackle stamping with black archival.
I then die cut some circles and frames out of white card and used the same paints to colour them. No set process here - I just played until I was happy. The little wooden butterflies were dry brushed with white gesso before adding transparent yellow iron oxide paint.
A few remnant rubs and a chit chat sticker finished my project.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. A fabulous grungy canvas Nikki, love the three circles with just one simple butterfly in them and great how the texture shows through from the previous design xxx

  2. Great to give new life to an old piece Nikki. Your circles are so beautifully textured and coloured. Happy July xx

  3. Wow, fantastic canvas Nikki! How the circles highlight the butterflies - just perfect! I also like your monochromatic colour choice! Hugs

  4. A wonderful textured feel to this and you used the circles in such a great way

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Utterly stunning, Nikki - I think this is probably a new favourite for me. The fact that the texture is from the old version just adds extra depth and I simply love the highlighting of the circles' edges and the beautiful silhouette stamping - magical!
    Alison x

  6. How satisfying to repurpose a canvas. The old life underneath, really adds depth to your work. The dry brushing is fabulous! Xx

  7. Sometimes just by "playing" we get the best results. There is so much interest in this canvas, with lots of textures and colour variations, wonderful!

  8. This is wonderful nikki ... so much wonderful colour. Hugs rachel x

  9. Loving the textures you've created on here Nikki,fab make
    Donna xx

  10. Wow! This is fantastic! Nikki. Love everything about it. x

  11. No one does grungy like you, Nikki! I love this design and your painting is beautiful! Hugs!

  12. Your canvas is gorgeous, Nikki! I love the grungy and a bit wood like look. Sooo artsy!
    xx Evelyn

  13. Wow, that is fabulous ! Love it !
    Corrie x

  14. What a fabulous canvas, Nikki! The gorgeous texture and monochromatic palette really set it apart and catch the eye! I love every single detail!! It's been a while since I visited your blog and ( can't believe all I've been missing. Your blue tags are stunning also. I am going to have a fun afternoon enjoying all of your art I've missed these last weeks!


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