Monday 20 April 2015

2015 #7 Abstract Niches {by Penny Nuttall}

2015 Theme 7: Niches

Hi everyone Penny here, joining you this evening with a post about creating niches. Obviously I had to sign up for this has to be 3-D, it has to have texture and it made me go all...well....archaeological! It happens sometimes!


I don't know why but I just keep getting drawn back to rocks. I started this project with a small pile of them and it grew from there. Heavy gel medium sticks everything!

I also have a liking for matchboxes and made my niches by glueing four together at
different levels.

I roughly brushed more heavy gel over the boxes and sprinkled rough sand all over.
(Top tip....don't try to dry your sand first with a hair dryer.....its gives a whole new meaning to the saying "life's a beach"!)

When dry, paint all over with Slate Fresco Finish Acylic Paint and dry brush with areas of Chalk, Blueberry and Brown Shed to echo the colours of the base rocks.

Glue the niches to the rock pile. Stamp images from Lynne Perrella's new collection LPC033 on Kraft card and colour using gel pens or Fresco Paint. Cut into niche-sized sections and use foam adhesive pads to give dimension to the images in their natural rock frames.

Finally add a few interesting dry sticks to give the whole thing an ancient tomb-like

I really like this wind blasted, primeval, less is more look. You could have as many niches as you wanted in your construction (and as many rocks!).

Until next time........Penny.

Wonderful piece of 3d/abstract art Penny. The natural elements incorporating the pebbles/twigs have created a great a tiered visual for your niches. The LP images fit perfectly with this project. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

We would love you to join in with challenge #7: Niches If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Niches link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, April 26th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

that's fabulous Penny! said...

Brilliant! X

Art By Wanda said...

A very cool project, Penny!!!

Miriam said...

Lovely project.....great niches

Hazel Agnew said...

Absolutely love what you have done Penny! Stunning!

Steven said...

Really like this idea!! Brilliant stuff

Julie Lee said...

This is such an original and interesting idea. I think it looks like a Zen garden! xx

PaperArtsy said...

Love the match box arrangement! Totally fabulous. This time you're thinking inside the boxes penny!! Lol

Etsuko said...

Stunning! I love this. Xx

Kirsten said...

That is stunning!!! Such a clever idea too.

craftimamma said...

Love the sand texture on the boxes and the contrast with the smooth round pebbles/rocks. Really clever 3D piece.

Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

What a fabulous piece of art!

Sarah B said...

wow - love the texture the sand gives x

Unknown said...

I also love the use of sand, well done, great idea

Lyn said... the whole effect of this Pen x