Friday, 10 February 2017

Rusty Heart Upright

Addicted to Art - Rusty Heart
Yes I am still playing with rust! What with the new PaperArtsy Seth Apter paints, Andy Skinner's ongoing demo's and now Tim Holtz's Distress Oxides - I think it might be a year of rust and oxidation!
Today we have a new challenge at That's Crafty! - I Heart You. In time for Valentine's Day of course - so do head on over for your chance to win a £20 voucher to spend in the store.

I confess this project changed colours a few times - it ended up a little dark so I restored it with purple hues! I started with Deco Art texture sand paste around the edges and then painted it all with black gesso. Once dry I dry brushed white to pick up the textures of the sand paste and brush strokes.
Addicted to Art - Rusty Heart
The rusty edges are a combination of various red/orange/rusty hues with some black thrown in - using both PaperArtsy and Deco Art paints.
The purple is a combination of Deco Art Phthalo Blue and Quinacridone Magenta.
Addicted to Art - Rusty Heart
I have used a That's Crafty MDF upright and a That's Crafty MDF Heart.

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Happy weekend everyone


  1. This is stunning. I love the use of the wire wrapped around the piece

    Chrissie xx

  2. Stunning! Nikki. Looks to me like you were 'born to rust'. I Heart this big time x

  3. A stunning creation Nikki, loving those purple hues... xx

  4. Oooh lush, can you call a rusty creation lush though?!
    Donna xx

  5. Love the colour you ended up with it looks fab!
    Amanda x

  6. Just fab Nikki and you're definitely on a rust roll!
    Fliss xx

  7. Wow! I have never seen something so beautiful and I love the colors. This is a magnificent art creations. I am jealous of your skills. Thank you for sharing! I would love to share my own creations with you. I am always looking to connect with fellow crafters for feedback and inspiration. If you would like to take a look -

  8. Tjis is gorgeous nikki, i think going with purple was a very good choice!
    Lucy x

  9. Vnikki you did it again : created a stunning project. !!!!!! This is fabulous... Stunning colors and the texture is amazing. The purple added just the right thing. I love the way you build the colors via layering several times. The result looks fascinating.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art.
    Hugs from Monica...

  10. Loving this surface. You are on a roll!

  11. Stunning piece - the glow of the Phthalo Blue and Quin Magenta on the gorgeous sand texture is magical, and the wire-wrapping won my heart immediately.
    Alison x

  12. Amazing piece Nikki! Love so much colors, wire and rusty look, beautiful work, as always! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  13. Stunning! Loving this rusty play! Gorgeous colours too! Chrisx

  14. Fabulous rusty, shimmery upright Valentine! Love the textures and the colors are so delicious! Hugs!



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