Thursday, 27 April 2017

MDF Rectangle Hanger Kit by Nikki Acton





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It's Day 4 of our collaboration with the Relics and Artifacts Ambassadors and it's Nikki's turn today with a really beautiful project. 








Hi everyone. I was so excited to be able to play with some Relics and Artifacts products for this week’s collaboration. I selected one of the Flaming Hearts (which are in a number of kits) and added some Dresden Trim in Gold and some Peridot Bohemian Jewels. My That’s Crafty! Surface is the main oblong from the rectangle kit. It is designed to be used in the landscape formation but I turned it around for this project.


You can probably spot some Finnabair influence here… I have recently attended a Finn workshop so it was great to use her style to create this project.






I began by painting the surface with black gesso and then adding some patterned paper. I ended up covering most of this – although that wasn’t the original plan! I also added some additional stamping with That’s Crafty! Texture stamps.

I then began my arrangement of objects – with the Flaming Heart as the focal point. There is a combination of metal pieces, buttons and paper flowers. These were all adhered with Finnabair’s 3D Matte Gel. I left this to dry overnight and then painted the outside border and ephemera with black gesso.






Once dry I took my Prima Art Alchemy Metallique paints and began painting – blending the colours until I was happy. I added some gilding wax over some of the textured surfaces ad added one more Peridot Bohemian Jewel on the heart.


It’s my That’s Crafty! team mate Lynnes turn over on the Relics and Artifacts blog today. Please hop over to see her fantastic project.



Nikki


Supplies


21 comments:

  1. Wowzers! What a feast for the eyes! Beautiful, Nikki! Absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Oh WOW Nikki I could look at this all day long. Love your arrangement fits perfectly by turning the surface around. All those scrummy R&A embellishments make a great team together and the colour blend is majestic.. FABULOUS.. Tracey xx

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  3. Now that's what I call lush

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  4. Beautiful. Love the colors.

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  5. Lovely project Nikki, really pretty colour. xx

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  6. Now this is beautiful Nikki love the colours you've used.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  7. Love the colours beautiful project x

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  8. Just love the metallic effect on the embellishing Nikki, it makes those gorgeous relics and embellies look like the real thing. Just fab!
    Fliss xx

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  9. Lovely combo of colours and textures, Nikki! xx

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  10. Absolutely stunning Nikki, I love the relic that you used, the colours and textures are wonderful! Anne xx

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  11. Beautiful, just love the amazing colours on this....the stunners just keep coming!!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  12. Brilliant and beautiful Nikki xxx

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  13. Wow - that's totally stunning - wonderful peacock colours.
    Alison x

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  14. So stunning! Thanks for sharing your technique! I have some of the Finnabair paints and moulds from That's Crafty, so will try it out.

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  15. Amazing work, Nikki! Great coloring and composition! Looks like you were an A+ student!

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  16. Nikki,
    Just Wow!! A Cool Beauty!! What a gorgeous finish you have achieved!! Thank you for lending us your talents!!

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  17. Nikki!! Stunning and exquisite!! You totally rocked the Relics out of the park!! WOW WOW and WOW!!
    Jackie xx

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  18. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely beautiful! I adore everything about it! xxx

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