Monday, 30 March 2015

May We Be Strong Women by Amanda Southern

Hi Everyone

I have a painty project for you today and  I’ve had the Gelli Plate out again. If you haven’t tried it I can highly recommend it, it’s a fun and addictive way to make your backgrounds, you’ll have loads of them, I do!!! Here is just one of them.

Here’s how I made it:- 


Firstly, as I mentioned above is to make a background with your Gelli Plate, I have used the 8” x 10” Gelli Plate. For this one I just brayed on the colours I wanted from Dina Wakleys acrylic paints (lime, turquoise, magenta & lemon).
I stamped some texture onto my background using Dina Wakleys “Grunge Dots”, “Textures” and “Star”.
I then gathered up some scraps of pieces that I had lying around that matched the colour scheme. I tore it, stitched it and punched holes into it. I then layered it up onto my gelli print background.
I then added more stamping again using Dina Wakley stamps “Primative Icons”.
I also added one of Tim Holtz Elementary Flash Cards and chose the word “What”.
I then flicked white Indian Ink on to add a little contrast. 
All I needed now was my main focus images. Again these are Dina Wakley stamps “From the Past”.

I stamped them using black Archival ink onto a lined page effect designer paper. Once stamped I just added a brush stroke of 3 of the 4 colours of paint I had used using a flat bristled paintbrush.
I then cut them out and added them to my project with 3D glue gel. 
It was then all matted onto black card and an 8 x 8 card blank.

Items Used:-

“Grunge Dots” – Dina Wakley
“Star” – Dina Wakley
Indian Ink – White
Hope you like it


  1. Yumminess on a card,this is an absolute stunner and I love it ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. This is absolutely stunning Amanda and love all those beautiful layers and the colours too.
    Fliss xx

  3. Stunning project Amanda! I always worry that using stamps by a designer who has a strong style that I love means my work will end up looking like theirs but you've truly made these images your own :)


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