Wednesday 7 February 2018

2018 #2 Seth's NEW Fresco paints: It's my Life with HP {by Nikki Acton}

2018 Topic 2: Seth's NEW Fresco Paints

PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco Paints - FFSA03 and Hot Picks HP1504 by Nikki Acton

This new set of paints from Seth is ticking all the boxes! Greens and Blues always make me happy, and Nikki seems to have taken to them like a duck to water too! Beautiful ideas that she will take you through step by step. These are only available from our stockists, you can find a list here.

Hi everyone, Nikki here from Addicted to Art. Tonight I would like to share a slightly quirky journal page using a classic Hot Picks stamp set - HP1504 and Seth Apter's new paints - FFSA03.

I am a paint lover - so when the opportunity came to use a new set of colours I was very happy to oblige! For this project I chose to use a journal-ling style with the colours - building up layers and stencilling.

PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco Paints - FFSA03 and Hot Picks HP1504 by Nikki Acton

The colours in this paint set; Blue Lagoon, Double Denim, Magic Moss and Butter are very easy to work with - the blue / green / yellow range a perfect combination.

I started with 2 sheets of Regular Smoothy card and began by scraping the paint colours (except Blue Lagoon) with an old credit card. I then dry brushed with Butter to knock back the colour a little bit and also to bring it all together.

Now for stencilling and stamping - I used Butter through PS036 (Kim Dellow)

...Blue Lagoon through PS016 (Emma Godfrey) for the brick like border

... and through PS034 (Kim Dellow), 

I added the wonderful script stamp from another Hot Picks stamp set - HP1501.

To stamp my focal images I prepared some book text with watery washes of the same paints and added a little stencilling.

PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco Paints - FFSA03 and Hot Picks HP1504 by Nikki Acton

PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco Paints - FFSA03 and Hot Picks HP1504 by Nikki Acton

I love how the three 'faces' look together - with their minimal colour over the blues, greens and yellows of the background. Blue Lagoon is a stunning colour and Butter is a wonderful soft yellow - which will coordinate with many other colours. It was the base of my background, the colour I used to knock back the bolder colours and then used to add lighter stencilled shapes over the green and blues. 


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Helen said...

oh, wow, Nikki!! I love this.... I just got my set of these colours, they are so beautiful together. Great to see some of my favourite stamps again too!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous journal page, I love the colours.

Artmadnana said...

Absolutely fabulous. I love that blend of colours and I particularly like the way you scraped the first layer. The stencils have added great layers on top. Brilliant use of the the repeated image. Love it.

pearshapedcrafting said...

These colours are fabulous and I do so love your striking journal page! Chrisx

geezercrafter said...

Love the way you have used the new colours, stunning creation.

Martine said...

Congratulations. It's first time I come here and I will come back every day. My english is not very good and I don't know many words. I am in France near Toulouse and was in school to study english last century.
Have a nice day

Ruth said...

Beautiful pages Nikki, love the colours over the book text, they look so good together and the images are perfect! x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great use of the colours Nikki and perfect choice of stamps. Xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous journal page, quirky, unique and the stencilling, face image and the paint colours look amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.

Words and Pictures said...

They really are beautiful colours, and I love your fabulous layering, allowing them all to shine.
Alison x

Etsuko said...

This combination of color and image is marvelous Nikki!! xx

mamablitger said...

Very exciting journal page. Fantastic combination of these lovely colors and the stamps you chose. Love these faces. So interresting to see how different the impression is depending if you just use one head or as you did used 3 Thank uou so much for sharing your lovely work.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous use of those wonderful paints, stamps and stencils Nikki. Stunning! x

SewPaperPaint said...

This is simply amazing Nikki! I love how you used the book page for your layering and the colors here are incredible! Awesome design and stamps. Hugs, Autumn

Miriam said...

Gorgeous Nikki

Redanne said...

A totally fabulous piece of art Nikki!! The Butter colour is going to be my new favourite, it like 'Butter is the new white' in my book! Love your layering, those stencils are wonderful... Hugs, Anne xx

Art By Wanda said...

Fun page!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks wonderful!!!

Keren Baker said...

Beautiful page; loved seeing the process!