Friday, 20 January 2017

Seth Apter - PaperArtsy New Release - Project X

Seth Apter PaperArtsy New Release Wood Chips Nikki Acton
Hi - as promised back with my second post featuring projects I made using Seth Apter's new stamps, paints and wood chips from PaperArtsy. The new products were launched yesterday and if you missed my first two projects and product release information you can find them here.

Project X
(using Wood Chips and stamp sets ESA03 / ESA04)

I love the new paint colours and the effects you can create with them. The focal point of this project is the wonderful wood chips - here using the circle and it's frame.
For the central portion I aimed to create a metallic effect using the paints. I started with black gesso - stippled quite thickly to create texture. I allowed this to dry before dry brushing with white gesso.
I then built up colour using watery washes of Mahogany, Terracotta, Smoked Paprika and Little Black Dress paints. I do this several times - drying in between. Finally I stippled with Green Patina with a dry brush.
Seth Apter PaperArtsy New Release Wood Chips Nikki Acton
The outer circle (Wood Chip frame) used the same technique with a little extra black and without the Patina. 
I die cut several Drip Drops from Seth's Spellbinders die and sponged them with black gesso. Some then had mahogany added, others green patina before extra black was stippled where needed.

The background was created on white card using a credit card and paint to add various colours in layers - mud splat, key lime, buff and terracotta. I toned it all down with extra buff paint. I secondary stamped with black archival using the tag from ESA04 and the square stamp X from ESA03 - with the stamp in my hand so as not to get the full image.
I added some paint spatters with mahogany, some credit card lines in black and stamped some some extra text in patina. Finally black archival was swiped over the surface.
Seth Apter PaperArtsy New Release Wood Chips Nikki Acton
I cut a similar size piece of card and used my craft knife to create a frame. I painted this in the same way as the patina circle adding black around the edges with my finger to keep it random and inconsistent!
Seth Apter PaperArtsy New Release Wood Chips Nikki Acton
The X from the drip drop die and some greyboard nuts and bolts embellished the project.
Seth Apter PaperArtsy New Release Wood Chips Nikki Acton

I am doing a set of videos to accompany these projects. Here is the second video - Rusty Patina..

If you missed video 1 - Textured Rust - here it is again.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes



  1. Still absolutely love these
    Amanda x

  2. Nikki, I absolutely loved yesterday's project but today's is just fabulous!!! Love the look the patina gives! Anne xx

  3. Both these videos and techniques are brilliant, cant wait to try!
    Lucy x

  4. Wow so love that effect - amazing xx Hilda

  5. Absolute Knock out! Nikki The stunning focal image really packs a punch. You have done an incredible job of showcasing Seth/PA New releases .

  6. A brilliant post Nicky. Love the video. You work magic with that green patina.

  7. Hi Nikki! Your project is GORGEOUS!! I love everything on it.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month.
    Evelyn xx

  8. This is amazing Nikki, I love your rust. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  9. Love your work - I'm new to your blog

  10. WOW! This looks amazing. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  11. WAY late to the party, but I've had this bookmarked to come back to when I had time to watch the video. Love your rusty patina effect using these paints! Just gorgeous! Thank you for the great tutorial! Hugs!


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