Friday 24 August 2018

Baked Texture Abstract

Abstract with PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics, Everything Art stamps and Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder

Today you can find me over at PaperArtsy with this abstract canvas using Seth Apter's Baked Textures and PaperArtsy stamps and paints.


Thursday 16 August 2018

Altered Coffee Tin for Stamps and Stencils

Altered Coffee Tin with Tim Holtz Gearheads and Quote Chips.
Hi everyone. It is an honour today to be Guest Designer over at Stamps and Stencils. I have a step by step over on their wonderful blog today.

Friday 10 August 2018

Tissue Stamping card

Hi there. We are one week into the new challenge on the Craft Stamper - Blog. As usual it is Anything Goes - as long as there is some stamping! There is great prize up for grabs this month - the new Ranger Alcohol lift ink and reinker.
 It was my good friend Cathryn's birthday recently and her favourite colour is purple! 
I created a multicoloured background with paint on card and added some stamping and stencilling. I then took a piece of tissue paper and stamped the wildflowers carefully in archival ink on the tissue before adhering to the coloured card underneath. I love the subtle effect this achieves.

I added a Wildflower die cut and my greeting before matting and layering.

Nikki x

Friday 3 August 2018

Resist Technique with 3D Texture Fades and Distress Oxides

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades with Distress Oxide Resist
Happy Friday! It is the first Friday of the month - and time for a new challenge at A Vintage Journey. Amanda is our host and the theme is How can you resist. Here is the description:
There are any different products in mixed media that you can use to do a resist technique - gesso, distress glaze, wax, embossing powder, etc. We would like you to use at least one resist technique on your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project.

I recently treated myself to one of the (relatively) new 3D Texture Fades from Tim Holtz so decided to use this for my resist technique.

I started with a Distress Oxide background in blues and greens. I then added versamark to the embossing folder and ran it through the big shot so the versamark transfers to the card in the 'flat' areas rather than the embossed areas. I heat dried with clear embossing powder.

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades with Distress Oxide Resist

This allowed me to add as much Distress Oxide as I liked to the embossed area along with some spritzing and the colour easily wipes away from the background blue/green.

I also used a wax resist on my Distress Paint background layer - but I think I have managed to hide most of this!!!

Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades with Distress Oxide Resist

Have a great weekend!