Monday, 27 January 2020

Mixed Media Tag

Mixed Media Tag by Nikki Acton
Just a quick post to share this MDF tag I made. There are more details and photos over on the Lisa Horton Craft blog today.

Excited to be on Lisa's new design team. We are large team covering a range of styles - so I am going to learn alot! For now I have stuck to what I know  - texture and paint!! 
MDF Tag, heart stencil and Ticker Tape stamps - all from Lisa Horton Craft.

Nikki

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Getting the journal out .....

It's a PaperArtsy day today where I am sharing this subtle (for me!) journal page using new paints and stamps from Tracy Scott.
Nikki

Friday, 3 January 2020

Eileen Hull Notebook for AVJ

Eileen Hull Notebook Die
Happy New Year!

We begin 2020 with the theme 'We are all getting older'! at A Vintage Journey. Well that is true !

Time for weathering and distressing, or some ageing and antiqueing. Make a project using techniques for making the new look old, whether that's paper projects, altered art or mixed media. Just remember to ensure that you create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby,mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I have created a vintage notebook using Eileen Hull's notebook die. I began with the die cut book and covered in some Tim Holtz paper and added washi tape to help reinforce the spine. I started with washes of gesso to tone down the paper before stencilling, stamping and splattering to finish the cover.
I used distress paints to alter the little butterflies, corner pieces and letters.
The inside was simply done with a little paint and stamping before the signature was secured with some outer pages.
I cheated a little with my pages - using a stapler to create the signatures - which I then secured together with some calico down the spine.
Eileen Hull Notebook Die

Eileen Hull Notebook Die
Do head on over to A Vintage Journey where the lovely and talented Alison Bomber is our host for this challenge. There is lots of ideas to get you inspired if you would like to join the challenge.
Nikki


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