Saturday, 18 March 2017

2017 #4 At Home with Wood Chips {by Nikki Acton}

2017 Topic 4: At Home with Wood Chips
#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps – HP1601EZ, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton



Nikki mastered the art of creating rusty-looking Wood Chips earlier in the year, and here is another twist on that idea using Hot Picks stamps with Seth's Wood Chips to make a fun panel. It's joyful architectural layering!

Hi everyone Nikki from Addicted to Art here. 

It is a pleasure to be on the PA blog tonight sharing a project featuring Hot Picks stamps. I've chosen to share with you a dimensional board using Seth Apter's Wood Chips as the focal point for the stamping and to create a frame or window.

Having had the honour of being one of Seth's wingmen for his January PaperArtsy release I was lucky enough to play with the new Wood Chips early and I fell in love! 



They are a fabulous surface to work on - stamping, painting or altering and can be layered for lots of dimension.



The Hot Picks stamp set I have used is HP1601EZ - which fits perfectly with the current topic!

#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps – HP1601EZ, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton

I had an idea about using the Wood Chips to create windows and played around with a larger format and several windows before settling on a simpler composition using the square wood chip for the houses and the frame at 45 degrees to act as my window. Sometimes simple is better - I can often forget this!


#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps – HP1601EZ, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton

The added benefit of this was it created added dimension to the project which I love.


#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps – HP1601EZ, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton

I chose to use the row of houses on the wood chip - and as I knew I would be adding paint ensured I heat embossed the stamped image. The houses were painted with slightly watered down Fresco paints - a combination of the new releases from Seth Apter  and Tracy Scott. (Tangerine Twist, Jade, Mahogany and Key Lime).

FFSA1 (Seth Apter Set 1)

FFSA2 (Seth Apter Set 2)

FFTS1 (Tracy Scott Set 1)


#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps – HP1601EZ, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton

Having coloured the focal point I worked on my background - aiming to include complementary colours but keeping them cooler so the background remained in the background. A large brush and vertical and horizontal brush strokes built up the effect of a textured surface. I love doing this and was happy that the colours from Tracy and Seth's paint sets work so well together - Butternut, Jade, Mud Splat, Key Lime and Buff on here.


#4 - Windows, Doors and Architecture - PaperArtsy Stamps – HP1601EZ, Paints and Wood Chips - by Nikki Acton

I have been making rust a lot recently and decided to add this worn look to the wood chip frame and embellishments. This was achieved by adding Terracotta, Smoked Paprika and Mahogany over black. I was very happy to discover that Seth Apter's Spellbinders die - Robo Bar - fitted perfectly to frame the Home stamp from this stamp set!

Products used:
Stockists for new products - Wood Chips, Tracy Scott Limited Edition Paints and Seth Apter Limited Edition Paints Set 2 - can be found here

Sometimes when I am creating I get a little fixed on one set of products or a stamp designer. What I really enjoyed about this project was mixing it all up! Hot Picks stamps, Tracy Scott and Seth Apter paints and Wood Chips. Give it a go! Sometimes it is surprising what works together. 

Nikki
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Gorgeously put together Nikki. I really love the soft shades in that background, and the delicate stamping I can see peeking through too! Love how you have used the wood chips, it's always exciting when layers are added so perfectly! ~ Leandra


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13 comments:

Helen said...

Brilliant use of the wood chips and the houses Nikki. Love the colours too

Kirsten said...

I love it. Gorgeous colours & layers of texture.

Redanne said...

An amazing creation Nikki, you really are a master at the rusting technique with the PA paints - love this! x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wonderful colours and techniques on this beautiful warm and welcoming project. Love it! xx

butterfly said...

So cool, NIkki - love the layering of the wood chips and fabulous layered paintwork.
Alison x

Ruth said...

Yes, definitely cool Nikki! The soft distressed layered background is so beautiful and the addition of of the rusty elements just takes it to another level, they work so well together. Love it! xx

Seth said...

Another stunner Nikki. Love how the darker embellishments in the foreground pop off that softer background.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wonderful design and rusty wood chips, really fantastic coloring. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous effect you've achieved, absolutely love your project x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous creation, the rust is perfect and the depth of colours superb!. Please to see that Amsterdam stamp, one of my favourites!

Hazel Agnew said...

Great contrasts Nikki. Well done. X

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love your venetian coloured houses, nikki, and your rust effects are wonderful!
Lucy x

Team Clark said...

Nikki, I just love this painted, but muted background and your lovely arrangement. Hugs, Autumn

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