Monday, 11 June 2018

Journals with friends

Eileen Hull Journal by Nikki Acton
Today I am sharing one of 2 journals I made a couple of weekends ago. Cathryn (for those that know her!) and I had a play day and got very busy with these journals. A bit like when Brenda and I did our Skype journals - the finished 4 projects were very different!

I crackled my main cover and then painted 2 panels for the front and back with various painty techniques. The journal is covered with Tims Holtz tattered florals and word chips. There are lots of pages inside ready for someone to fill!



I would like to play along at:

Have a great week.
Nikki

Friday, 1 June 2018

Theories Cards

Cards with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set - by Nikki Acton

Hi 
Back for my second post today - if you missed the launch of our new challenge at A Vintage Journey you can find my post here. 


We also have a new challenge today on the Craft Stamper blog - Take it Make it challenge. As always it is anything goes with stamping. 

I chose to make some much needed cards for forthcoming birthdays using Tim Holtz's Theories stamp set. My backgrounds are all Distress Oxides.

Cards with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set - by Nikki Acton

Cards with Tim Holtz Theories stamp set - by Nikki Acton

Nikki 
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Industrial patchwork framed heart for A Vintage Journey

Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
Hi everyone. It is time for our June challenge at A Vintage Journey; this month our host is Astrid and we have a favourite theme: Stencil It.
I recently took another Andy Skinner class and we were using his various paint techniques to alter an MDF box - you can see my post here if you missed it.
I also used this style on an altered coffee tin last year:
As you can probably tell - I do like this style and although it is quite time consuming it is effective!!
So for our Stencil It challenge I challenged myself to use a stencil on each of my patchwork elements within the frame.
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
The base board (blue) is a combination of PaperArtsy grunge paste and Deco Art crackle paint - although I may have painted over most of the crackles!
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
My heart is MDF and is altered with a texture medium and then painted with red and brown colours.
The frame and cogs have been given the rust effect treatment with Deco Art paints - Quinacridone Gold, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide and Paynes Grey.
Industrial patchwork framed heart by Nikki Acton
Thanks for stopping by. Do head on over to A Vintage Journey for more stencilling inspiration!
Nikki

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