Good morning everyone,
Hi everyone, I'm very excited to be a part of this amazing team, and was honoured to be asked. I love everything mixed media and painty, and have been crafting since an early age. I can't wait to get stuck in and share lots of projects with you. I especially love Tando products, they are well made, well thought out, and take a lot of mediums beautifully. There is such a range too! I don't think I have a particular style, as I am slightly eclectic in how my makes turn out, and I love anything from Shabby Chic to Steampunk, and even to the downright strange!
We're so looking forward to seeing Nikki's stunning projects and do look out for her excellent shows on Hochanda TV.
Hi all, I'm very happy to be sharing my first project today.
I started by painting the background of my main tag with a sponge, in Americana chalk paints. I added a layer of crackle paint around the tag, varying the coverage on each edge, and over a small tag.
There is a lot of paint on top of paint here, I first gave the crackle on the tags a 'wash' of prussian blue hue, and quinacridone gold. Then various colours were 'dripped' down the length of the tag, including metallic peacock pearl, venetian gold, chocolate and raw umber.
I stencilled with chalk paint through Andy's Industrial Elements stencil, in lace chalk paint for the main tag and raw umber on the small. A 'rusty' tando screw was added for detail to the small tag. More gold was added to the edges of the tag, and then slightly diluted raw umber, and the circles stamped with a bottle lid.
The feather was treated in the same way, I painted a background onto card, stamped in raw umber, and coloured with the co-ordinating metallic colours.
My little tag was glued with 3d glue above the feather, and I thought the 'air mail' was appropriate.
I hope you like it, I'd love to know what you think.
DecoArt - Metallics: Peacock Pearl, Venetian Gold. Multi-surface - Chocolate, 2oz Chalk paints: Lace, Serene, Restore. Media Fluid Acrylics: Raw Umber, Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacridone Gold. Media Crackle paint.
Andy Skinner Stencil: Industrial Elements.
Bottle lids & stamp from stash.