Monday 15 April 2024

2024 With 3 things: Patterned Shapes {by Nikki Acton}

Hi everyone, Nikki here today with my 'With 3 things' project.

The products I was sent were PaperArtsy Frosting Glaze (FF11), PaperArtsy Die - Tall Heart and PaperArtsy Ink and the Dog - London 2 (LN2) stamp set.

At first I was not quite sure how I was going to bring these together. I have been following some Zentangle style posts on Instagram lately and I am always happy working with geometric shapes so decided to create a journal page using the heart die both as a shape to draw around but also to create some translucent windows.

To start I created a stencil out of my die and outlined some hearts. I added some circles using a compass. I then highlighted the 'hearts' that would become windows and die cut these.

For the base layer I cut some card slightly bigger than the first and stamped using the PaperArtsy Ink and the Dog - London 2 stamp set.

I decided to use watercolours to add colour to my shapes, and once complete started adding various patterns.

I found some acetate in my stash and added PaperArtsy Frosting Glaze (FF11) to create my frosted windows. (This was adhered to the back of the heart apertures.) I added 2 layers using cut and dry foam.

For the patterns I used black, white and gold pens - either gel or paint pens. I also added dots using PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic in Chalk (FF83)

The London place names were stamped onto acetate using StazOn and one layer of Frosting Glaze adding to the rear.

This was a really fun project to make, I hope you like it.

Nikki x


Helen said...

I love the way you brought these 3 items together, and the colours are fabulous.

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, wow - how cool is that?! Love your take on the 3 things, Nikki - the patterning and intricate layering is fabulous.
Alison x