The Inspiration You Seek by Amanda Southern

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Hi Everyone 

I have created a wall hanging this week, again on one of That’s Crafty! MDF panels.







Here’s what I did:


I picked a background which had been a piece that I smeared excess paint on, I think there was even a bit a finger painting on this one. I have stamped the deer skull directly onto the background using Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. I do this so I can paint the image and then stamp the detail back in. I have used this painting technique many times recently as without a Stamping Platform, previously this would have been nigh impossible. I have painted the skull with PaperArtsy paints. I have then added detail and a little contrast using coloured pencils. All the stamped feathers on the skull I painted with white and then doodled in the black with a black fineliner pen. I then mounted the piece onto the MDF and trimmed the edges.






The sentiment is from one of the latest sets of words, selected by Alison Bomber, for PaperArtsy. I have heat embossed it in white onto black card.







To add a little more detail I wanted to make some feathers that matched and hang them from the hanging. I used some of That’s Crafty! greyboard small feathers. I painted them with black and heat embossed the white details on using a couple of different stamps. I then hung them from tiny screw eyes using fine jewellery wire.







Here’s What I Used:


Paint background from my stash used Prima Finnabair Impasto Paints
Carabelle Stamps – Plumes & French Lily Background (for feathers)
Fine Jewellery Wire

There are a series of 3 skulls stamps available and I have previously used one of them for a similar wall hanging, which you can see HERE. As I also have the 3rd stamp I think you can expect me to share another to finish the set of 3 off.

Have a fabulous week and see you next Tuesday

Love
Amanda X

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10 comments

  1. A great master board you have created just by using your waste paint, there's nothing like a bit of finger painting :)) Love that image it's so striking and the addition of your wire wrapped feathers really adds extra dimension. Fabulous piece of hanging art work Amanda.
    Warm Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. What a fantastic wall hanger, the skull is gorgeous painted ,and I love the feathers so beautifully embossed. The quote from Alison`s set fits so perfectly here, and looks great in white on black, like the feathers, wow !!
    Love,
    Dorthe, xx

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  3. An absolutely stunning creation Amanda! The most wonderful detail and colour and love the hanging feathers, the perfect embellishment.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Fabulous Amanda, another fantastic background and I adore how you embellished. Tracy x

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  5. Oh this is just fantastic, I especially love what you’ve done with those hanging feathers,amazing creation CC :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  6. Fantastic drama in the colours behind the skull, and I just love the b&w echoing from the words to the feathers and back again. Amazing!
    Alison x

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  7. Brilliant - I continue to be stunned how you bring your various components together so so wonderfully! A creative mind for sure! xx

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  8. This is stunning, dramatic, dynamic, it pulls you in.
    Lynne xx

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