Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Eyes by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone 

I thought I would share with you today one of the double spread journal pages I made using some of the brand new That’s Crafty products that were launched on Hochanda last Friday. There were 2 shows, 7am & 11am which will still be available to watch through ‘Rewind’ on their website.






Here’s What I Did:-


I have worked on the new 8’ x 8’ grey/whiteboard journal, these boards are fabulous and you can throw loads of mediums at them. 

I first gave the board a coat of gesso to seal the board. My background has been created firstly onto tissue paper. I have used the new fabulous Alphabet 8” x 8” stencil and the Gelli Plate. Using a selection of PaperArtsy paints, mostly translucent colours, I have taken block prints and ghost prints, all the alphabet letters are the ghost prints which is why you get the outline. YouTube is a fabulous resource for gelli print techniques. 

I then tore up the tissue paper and randomly applied to the boards using matte medium overlapping the pieces so you can see the piece underneath. When that was all dry I stencilled the ‘Eye’, which is a new Dinky stencil, using black Archival ink. I then turned the stencil over and on the 2nd page stencilled again. I then painted in the white using PaperArtsy paint. When that was dry I lined up the stencil again and went over again so the white looked like it had gone down first.

Lastly I added the quote which is from the first set of That’s Crafty! quote stamps, That’s Crafty! also launched a couple of new sets on Fridays Hochanda show.


What I Used:-




See you all next Tuesday

Love
Amanda X

5 comments:

  1. Superb use of colour, the shadow print looks fabulous upon the background. Loving those eyes.. the look almost Egyptian with the whites within the eyes! Fabulous.. Hugs Tracey x

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  2. Fab showcase of the new dinky stencil ... Wonderful backgrounds xx

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  3. Really love this Amanda. The eyes look so striking against your lovely background.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Wow, wow and then wow some more... I would love to take a Gelli printing class with you! This is an amazing spread - colours, ghost prints, eyes and all.
    Alison x

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  5. Stunning artwork, those eyes look amazing!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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