MDF Splat Upright by Nikki Acton



Hi everyone. I designed this MDF Splat Upright for one of the Hochanda shows at the beginning of this year and realised I hadn’t shared it here – so here we go.

Having painted the surface with gesso I created an ombre effect across splat using London Blue and Postbox Red Dylusions paint. These paints do not dry that quickly which allowed the blending of the two colours to create the central purple hue.

Once dry I added contrasting colours through the Bubbly all Over stencil – introducing Crushed Grape paint as well. I stencilled the words using the same colours of paint (the stencils used here are some I had made, but since making this we now have the fabulous That’s Crafty! word stencils – so these would make the perfect alternative!)

Finally I took another stencil – Dragonfly Flight – and initially sponged through with a pale chalk paint and then Crushed Grape Dylusions paint. (The pale colour helps the darker colour pop.)

See you next week.



Dylusions Paint – Postbox Red, Crushed Grape, London Blue
That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencils – Dragonfly Flight, Bubbly all Over

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  1. Fab splat, love the colours Nikki!

  2. 'Tis a fabulous splat
    Amanda x

  3. Gorgeously colourful and amazing detail Nikki, love it!
    Fliss xx

  4. Wonderful splat with amazing details ;)
    Donna xx

  5. Wow - what amazing colours to bring the splat to life!
    Alison x


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