Greyboard Embellishments and Shimmer Paints by Nikki Acton


Hi everyone, Nikki here with another project featuring the new TC products launched on Hochanda a couple of weeks ago. I love all the greyboard embellishments – so versatile, easy to paint and perfect for embellishing projects large and small.

This design is a 6x6 inch white/greyboard panel. As I have been doing as a base for the new shimmer paints I started with a layer of PaperArtsy Fresco Paint – chalk colour. I then sponged primarily That’s Crafty! Orange Shimmer paint with a little red around the edges. I stamped the crackles from the TC Texture stamp set and finally lightly sponged a little white to create a worn look.

The embellishments were done in a similar way with TC Shimmer Paints and
white chalk paint:

Clock – Red, White and Copper
Feather – Red and Copper
Wildflower – Red
Funky Flower, Butterfly, Dragonfly – Blue, Aquamarine and Copper

I added a little paint to a scrap of paper and stamped ‘Moments’ from one of the quotes off the TC quotes stamp set.

Hopefully you can see from the close up the wonderful texture you can achieve by sponging on the paints.

Happy crafting!



That’s Crafty! Surfaces Bits and Pieces Greyboard Embellishments – Butterflies and Wildflowers, Clocks and Cogs, Funky Flowers, Feathers and Wings
That’s Crafty! Shimmer & Metallic Paints – Copper, Orange, Aquamarine, Red, Dark Blue

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  1. Love this Nikki, the crackle looks like the real things and the colours are beautiful. Great grungy effects on the embellishing too.
    Fliss xx

  2. Fabulous effects Nikki, the shimmer paints are so versatile. I'm discovering something new each time I use them. You have mastered a great combination of colours. Works so well with all your chosen surfaces..
    Hugs Tracey xx

  3. Fabulous Nikki. Great colours and love the crackle.
    Much love, Bev. x

  4. Beautiful piece
    Amanda x

  5. Wonderful piece of shimmery art :)
    Donna xx

  6. Nikki, this is beautiful,-love your crackle stamped background, and lovely colors !
    Such wonderful moments !! :) xx

  7. Such lovely colours - uplifting to the spirit - and the stippled texture of the sponged paint is so cool.
    Alison x


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