Hanging Around with Bentley by Nikki Acton


Today’s project is one of the combined MDF and acrylic wall hangings from That’s Crafty!; the main panel is MDF and the cogs which hang from it are acrylic.

Here is what I did:

MDF Panel

I sponged PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics in Chalk and South Pacific to create the background. I then printed the words on my computer and used an image transfer technique to transfer to the panel. There are lots of methods and mediums for image transfer but I just printed onto thin glossy paper (so the printer ink sits on the surface) and then placed carefully on my MDF. (The words need to be a mirror image first). This technique does not give a perfect result – but I quite like the mottled finish. Finally I add PaperArtsy Candy Floss through the That’s Crafty! Paws stencil and around edge of panel.

Acrylic Cogs

I stamped Bentley in Stazon on each of the cogs on the front and then painted them with the same combination of Fresco paints on the back. I added some highlights with Promarkers on the stamped side.

See you next week!



PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints (Chalk, Candy Floss, South Pacific)

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  1. Love this Nikki. Such a clever idea and thanks so much for sharing how you got the text on there, a great technique.
    Fliss xx

  2. Nikki this is so cute... love the cats and the text. Lovely colors too.
    Thank you for explaining how you achieved the great result.
    Hugs from Monica

  3. Brilliant! I love it Nikki! xx

  4. Nikki, this a fabulous project, I love the cats and the words are just so true!! Anne xx

  5. lol brilliant Nikki another Bentley stunner
    Amanda x

  6. I absolutely love this one, it's one of my favourite 'Bentley's' and of course the sentiment is very accurate too!!
    Donna xx

  7. Brilliant! I used to know a cat like that! Chrisx

  8. How adorable! I need one of these for my front door! Clever design!


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