If I had a Flower by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I’ve been playing again with my favourite, That’s Crafty! MDF board
which is the 9” x 4.5” piece.

Here’s What I Did:

First thing to do is give the MDF a light coating of gesso, I do this using a piece of Cut and Dry Foam to avoid it not only going on to thick but also avoids brush strokes remaining. 

One that is dry I then blended, in stripes, 3 colours of Dylusions paints using a wide flat paint brush. Using 3 colours actually creates a finish of 5 colours as the colours blend beautifully where they overlap each other (lime into the teal and pink into the teal).

I then stamped onto the board using the flowers, the centre of the flowers come empty put you can stamp into them using an available coordinating stamp set, which I have done. I then painted out the background with black paint, I used PaperArtsy Little Black Dress paint for that as I wanted a totally matte finish. To finish the flowers I highlighted parts of the flowers using a white paint pen.

The last touch was to add the sentiment which I heat embossed, to ensure I got a crisp finish I first tap over the area with the anti -static bag before stamping and embossing it.

What I Used:

Dylusions Paints - Bubblegum Pink, Calypso Teal & Fresh Lime
Carabelle Studio Stamps - Flower Garden, Flower and Borders & Round and Round
White Paint Pen – Dylusions or Posca or similar
Heat Gun

Thanks and see you all next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. Beautiful use of colour Amanda and they pop even more using black as your background, a vibrant creation.. Hugs Tracey x

  2. Just gorgeous Amanda! Those colours really pop against the black and the flowers are stunning.
    Fliss xx

  3. Really effective techniques..stunning result. Xx

  4. Fab and groovy flower power, and I just love that white sentiment.
    Alison x

  5. Stunning! Beautiful colours! xxx

  6. Absolutely beautiful creation, really eye catching with the drama of the black
    Donna xx


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