Thursday, 5 January 2017

MDF Upright - Frankie by Nikki Acton


We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Nikki is now a
permanent member of our design team!








Hi everyone! I joined the That’s Crafty! design team late in 2016 but today see’s my first post on this blog. I thought I would share one of the designs I made for the Hochanda shows – using the MDF Cogs Upright and featuring my cat – Frankie. Here is how I altered the surface.



MDF Base

I added some DecoArt Sand Paste to the edges before painting it all in black gesso. When nearly dry I used the edge of my paint brush to make scratch marks in the gesso, adding a little more gesso to ensure I built some subtle texture.

Once dry I dry brushed the surface with white gesso and when dry added watery washes of PaperArtsy Claret and DecoArt – Prussian Blue paints. I added gilding wax to edges.






Photos

I printed some of my favourite photos on an ink jet printer on copier paper in black and white and sprayed with a matte spray to seal.

I die cut some circles from water colour paper and glued them together to create firm base (3 per photo) and adhered the images.


I added a little black gesso with my finger around the edges to create a border and once dry added Distress Collage Medium – Vintage to the image to age it and seal it further. Again I added gilding wax around the edges.






See you next week!

Nikki

Supplies


9 comments:

  1. Fabulous! And welcome to Thursdays
    Love
    Amanda x

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  2. As I said on your blog fabulous piece Nikki - thanks for the "How To"

    Hilda xx

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  3. Welcome to the team Nikki and just love this! Great texture and Frankie looks so cute.
    Fliss xx

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  4. This is absolutely fabulous! xxx

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  5. Amazing texture and wonderful make, welcome to the team

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  6. Yay, so happy to have you here with us Nikki...oh and the lovely Frankie of course!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  7. Welcome Nikki!
    Lovely to know you are one of the team and we get to see more of your creations.
    This is such a cute idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. Great texture and I love that touch of shimmer to highlight it. Congrats on your (new!) appointment.
    Alison x

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