Be Brave with your Life by Amanda Southern


Hi everyone

I have been playing with marbling effects again, this time on a #10 MDF tag and using paints.

Here’s What I did: -

I seem to be fascinated, at the moment, with recreating marbling effects. I created marble effects using the shaving foam technique a couple of Tuesdays ago, this time I have been playing again but this time creating the effect with PaperArtsy Fresco paints. I chose to use the 4 new colours from Seth Apter which come in a pack of 4. 

I didn’t pre treat the MDF but lightly sprayed it with water. I then placed several puddles of paint around the MDF and lightly sprayed each paint puddle. Too much water and the paint goes to thin and runs off, not enough water and the paint doesn’t mix so it’s a case of experimenting a little. If it goes wrong just wipe it off, dry your MDF and start again. In order to get the marbling effect, I just drag and swirl the colours into each other using a cocktail stick, keep moving it around until you are happy with the effect. If there are patches that you don’t like, dry the piece off with a heat gun and repeat over the top, I had to do this in places to get the depth of colour.

I then stamped and heat embossed using silver embossing powder using stamps designed for PaperArtsy by Tracy Scott. I coloured some of the stamps using wax based coloured pencils. You can’t see very well, but a lot of the circles have been filled with Glossy Accents which makes them shine and slightly 3D.

I felt that the silver embossing was a bit dull so I went over all the embossed stamping with a chrome pen (I love those pens they are like writing with liquid chrome) I stamped the Destiny definition stamp which is a Lost Coast Design stamp from my stash. Fortunately, the ink wiped off the embossing to make it look like it was underneath all along!  Finally, just a saying from Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

What I Used: -

Destiny Stamp Lost Coast Designs (from my stash)
Cocktail Stick

See you next Tuesday


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  1. Love that background! Great tag Amanda!

  2. I think the marbling looks fantastic - what a great technique, and so cool in Seth's new colours. Love the sound of that Chrome pen too. Fabulous tag panel.
    Alison x

  3. This looks absolutely amazing Amanda. Such a beautiful background and the silver looks fab against it.
    Fliss xx

  4. Such a scrummy tag, just makes me wish I could reach out and touch it!
    Donna xx


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