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Monday, 13 February 2017

Destination Inspiration - Terminal 2

Hi everyone and welcome to the second stop along our February journey. Nikki here to share a project based on this month's contents of our travel bag:
Product - Kraft Card
Colour - Fired Brick (or dark red)
Technique - Stenciling
Substrate -Burlap
I was a little short of ideas and for this and when I went to start realised I was also out of burlap! Not a great start.... but I found some already used mini burlap panels so decided to work over them - here is what I ended up with.
Having removed what I could off the used panels I added some gesso to cover previously painted areas. The great thing about recycling projects is you get all the additional texture from the original design.  Once the gesso was dry I added some Fired Brick Distress paint. I then stencilled buff paint over the surface through a circles stencil.

I took some Kraft card and painted some swirling circles and fussy cut them to adhere to my burlap panels. I added black gesso around the edges of circles and the panels.
I wasn't sure about showing this - but it is growing on me!
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  1. I for one am really glad you shared it - I haven't found this destination very easy either! I love the soft red you've created in those wonderful swirls (reminds me of seaside rock!), and the hanging triptych works really well.
    Alison x

  2. Love how you've pulled the contents of the travel bag together and cleverly included each element. Great recycling too. Xxx

  3. A great re-do of your burlap blocks Nikki - love your swirly colors and all the texture with spots of black - it's growing on me too!! The circles remind me of those big swirl lollipops that you'd get at the beachside shops - way to sweet to eat but beautiful to look at!! Julia xx

  4. I love those big swirly stencils!!

  5. Recycling is always great I think and you did a super job on this! Fantastic and creative en result!

  6. Nikki, your triptych is beautiful! It reminds me of folk art painting with those swirly 'roses' and I love the red and white! A very clever make-over! xxx

  7. Terrific use of the travel bag ingredients. Creative recycling thats produced a fabulous and funky end result. Great job x

  8. Very clever use of the travel bag content, Nikki! I love those swirly circles--at first glance, I thought they were roses. Well done on pulling your crafty rabbit out of a hat!

  9. Brilliant idea to recycle your burlap panels Nikki, I adore all of that fabulous texture! Love the swirly circles and the wonderful quote you incorporated, inspired use of your travel bag contents! Deb xo