Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Watch the Stars by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

For this week’s piece I have been playing with Seth Apter dies to make this wall hanging.







Here’s What I Did:


This piece all started with a piece of black card, onto that I sponged, using Cut and Dry Foam, a selection of different colours of Finnabair Impasto paints, I love the thickness of these paints and the texture that they create. The paints were sponged through a Patti Tolley stencil. I then went round each piece of the stenciling with a chrome pen. 

I then glued the background card to one of That’s Crafty! 6” x 6” MDF boards and then trimmed the background to fit. I then used the chrome pen to flick chrome splatters over the background. I then die cut from black card Seth Apters ‘Starstruck’ die twice and again sponged the Impasto paints onto them. 

When the paints were dry I outlined the dies using a chrome pen, sadly the photo doesn’t show how shiny the chrome pen is. I then added them to the background off setting one on top of the other. On top of these I then die cut Seth’s Robo Star, again using black card but this time adding no paint and only adding the chrome pen outline, this I then added on top. To the centre I stenciled the word ‘up’ a word from one of Seth stencils. 

The piece was finished off with a sentiment from one of Alison Bombers PaperArtsy stamp sets, stamped in black on white card, cut out and edged with a black fineliner pen. I finished by adding a few decorative stars from my stash Just need to hang on the wall now.


Here’s What I Used:


Seth Apter Dies – Starstruck & Robo Star


See you next Tuesday

Love
Amanda X

9 comments:

  1. I love the colours against the black Amanda, lovely bold statement piece. Love it. Tracy x

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  2. A real firework of colour Amanda, the outlining with the chrome pen is a fabulous idea, I bet it shines so bright up close. The black card makes those scrumptious colours really pop, a fab wall hanging.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  3. Wow - I love how semi-stars emerge even in the criss-cross wavy lines of the background, and the layered dies are amazing with that mottled sponged texture. Very cool to have the silver stars and chrome pen adding a touch of starry shimmer too. Brilliant!
    Alison x

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  4. I love everything about this. The colors pop so well off the black. The outlines really make the die cuts look dimensional. All the layering. So good!!!

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  5. A really stunning make Amanda, the contrast between colour and black is just fabulous! Awesome detail too.
    Fliss xx

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  6. Ooh this is STUNNING, love the use of the black as it really makes the colours pop,fab!!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  7. Fantastic Amanda, the sky room so filled with blinking stars in the black night.
    The colors are amazing and love the texture you have created .
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

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  8. Amanda, this is amazing, full of drama.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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