Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Anything Goes week by Nikki

Hi all,

Today I have a Gothic Arch to share with you, in a bit of a pretty style for me!

I had a Gothic Arch that I'd painted in two shades of green, and already put some modelling paste on with the ferns stencil.  I wasn't convinced it was finished, so decided to play with it more.  I covered it in White Antiquing Cream, and left to dry.  Once dried, I took a damp kitchen towel and exposed the green again, muting the colours.

I added a couple more layers, firstly Matte Medium to seal the antiquing cream, and then a Primary Magenta wash.  I used a free stencil from a stamp set and Blue Green Light paint to stencil some background detail on the main panel.  I then gave both a wash with the same paint to tone the colours again.

On card, I stamped in Carbon Black paint, cut out and coloured the cats and butterflies with a wash of acrylic.

I decided the frame needed a little more, so took gold paint and applied all over sparingly with my finger, this bought the tones to an almost peacock shimmer.  The cats and butterflies didn't escape the same treatment, before gluing the pieces on.  I added a small flower from a leftover piece of Tando stash to add dimension to the background.

So I think it turned out kind of 'grungy pretty'!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Happy Crafting,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Creative: Arches - Large

DecoArt: Matte Medium, Fluid Media Acrylics - Blue Green Light, Primary Magenta, Metallic Gold, Prussian Blue Hue, Green Gold.  White Antiquing Cream.

Stampendous: Stamp set: Laurel Burch Indigo Cats with free stencil.


Unknown said...

Smiling BIG Nikki - what a DELIGHT!!! Heheheh - sooo soooo ADORABLE. Love that you did it with your Gothic Arch - so creative. Made my day!!! Xj. said...

Cute x

julie said...

Love the colours gorgeous xxx

whyducks said...

Very cute indeed.