Thursday, 6 December 2018

Coffee Time - Guest Designer Frilly and Funkie

Tim Holtz Tea Time Bigz Die with Snarky Small Talk - by Nikki Acton
Hi everyone. I am thrilled to be Guest Designer today at Frilly and Funkie. The challenge this month is 'In the Kitchen'. I decided to include a kitchen theme as well as using a kitchen item - salt.

My panel is around 6inches square with a slight recess and frame. I decided to work directly on the frame but worked on measured heavy card stock for the central area. For both I started by creating some texture using stencils and texture paste and allowed to dry. For the centre panel (card) I added watery washes of Deco Art Media paint in Quinacridone Gold and Paynes Grey - allowing them to merge together a little and then sprinkled salt on, leaving it to absorb the moisture and pigment before wiping away once dry.

Tim Holtz Tea Time Bigz Die with Snarky Small Talk - by Nikki Acton
I also used the same technique on the border with 2 blue tones - but with less salt to create a more subtle effect. I also dry brushed gold paint over this surface to reflect the colours inside the frame.

I die cut the tea cups (coffee in this project!) from Tim Holtz’s Tea Time Bigz die and sponged with blue paint. before returning to my stencil and added gold paint. I added blue archival ink around the edges of the cups to make them stand out a little more.
Tim Holtz Tea Time Bigz Die with Snarky Small Talk - by Nikki Acton
I reached for the quirky quotes from Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk and decided this coffee one was perfect! A little sponged paint toned down the white card.
Tim Holtz Tea Time Bigz Die with Snarky Small Talk - by Nikki Acton
I think there are days when this quote is very appropriate for me!
Nikki
xx

2 comments:

  1. Such a clever design with lots of textures and layers Nikki...Love it xx Huge congrats on your GD spot too
    Hugs Annie xx

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  2. Utterly scrumptious textured rust in your background, Nikki - this is brilliant.
    Alison x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I seem to be getting a lot of spam comments at the moment (November 2019) so unfortunately I have had to switch moderation back on - but I will publish your comment ASAP! Thanks again. Nikki

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