Tuesday, 28 March 2017

It’s Always the Small Pieces by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I have a wall hanging for you today created on my favourite That’s Crafty! substrate their 8” x 8” MDF square.







Here’s What I Did:


The first thing is to prepare the MDF with a coating of gesso to prime the wood but also as I knew that the background colour would be visible on the finished piece.

Next was to create some gelli prints onto tissue paper as these would create my background. I wanted plain bold colours and chose 4 colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Paints and one of the new larger PaperArtsy stencils by Kim Dellow. I brayered a single colour onto the Gelli Plate (I used the 8”x10: one) laid the stencil over the paint and then pulled the print onto a piece of tissue paper. I did this 4 times with 4 different colours yellow, blue, red & black, I wanted the stencil to leave a clear space as the white of the gesso would show through or the colour that I overlaid the piece onto. 

I then cut the tissue up into different sized pieces and layered them up onto the MDF using matte medium. I love how switching the pieces around really makes for an abstract look.

I then stencilled over the piece using several Seth Apter Stencils, all black stencilled has been done using black Archival ink and Cut & Dry Foam. I then outlined the stencilling with a white paint paint pen and added a Tim Holtz Small Talk saying.



Here’s What I Used:-


Seth Apter Stencils by Stencil Girl - 6” x 6” Urban Insiders Bar, Text and Texture,
Seth Apter Stencil – Inside out (From my stash)

Thanks and I’ll see you all next Tuesday

Love
Amanda X

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous loving the gelli tissue it has a real pop

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  2. Gorgeous loving the gelli tissue it has a real pop

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  3. Wonderful gelli prints and collage. Love the bold colours and transparency of the tissue. Xx

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  4. Fabulous, love the collage work and the vibrant colours.
    Avril xx

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  5. An absolute stunner Amanda, so colourful and amazing detail too. Love it!
    Fliss xx

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  6. Absolutely glorious, another stunner indeed!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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