Dare to Dream by Amanda Southern


Hi everyone

This week I have been playing with some of That’s Crafty! own brand stamps and one of their large stencils.

Here’s What I Did:

I started with a gelli print from my stash of prints, this was one that I wasn’t that happy with but these are ok to use when you know you are going to cover up a lot of it. I used one of Seth Apters stencils and stencilled Dylusions Postbox Red paint using a piece of Cut and Dry Foam. 

Once the paint was dry I drew around each piece of the stencil using a black Posca pen. I then placed the mask part of the stencil over the background and covered up the gelli print around it using black Archival ink also applied with a piece of cut and dry foam. I then went around the head this time using a white Posca pen.

I then added the stamping by heat embossing in white adding the bird of freedom and the sentiment stamps.

I then mounted onto black card and then added to an 8” x 8” card blank.

What I Used:

Gelli print from my stash made using Gelli Plate, brayer and acrylic paints
That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Lynne’s Affirmations Set 2 & Motivational Words Set 2
Card Blank

Hope you like it and I’ll be back next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. Fantastic Amanda. Wonderful detail and idea . Tracy x

  2. This is awsome, fabulous idea. x

  3. Brilliant, so many gorgeous details to admire,really stunning piece of art
    Donna xx

  4. A very striking creation Amanda and love the stencil work - looks amazing!
    Fliss xx

  5. Love your choice of colours Amanda, Super effects achieved working inside the stencil.. Tracey xx

  6. Great drama in those layers... there's something about this which reminds me of Toulouse-Lautrec - the colours and the lettering, I think. Fab!
    Alison x

  7. Amanda, the white embossing is so dramatic - stunning card.


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