Star Bright... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone 

Welcome to my weekly post as a Guest designer here at That's Crafty!
This week I have been having fun with colour again and I have to say I'm enjoying  experimenting with the 'brights'!!
I've created an A4 piece of art/ journal entry.

I primed a piece of card with gesso and then added colour using acrylic paints applying it with both brush and fingers. Of course I found room to add in some black and white too. I then added lots of stenciling and stamping, some white highlightling, scribble doodling and some mark making.
Here's a small section of the full piece

and another

The scattered stars are embossed with black embossing powder. The open stars are created using Seth Apters 'Robo Star' die

whilst the smaller solid stars

and the circled stars are created using Seth Apters 'Starstruck' die

The main focal image is another of Seth Apters dies - 'Outlaw', die cut several times from cardstock and adhered together to give it depth and dimension. 

It is triple embossed with black embossing powder and topped with a wax heart that I created by melting wax crayons into a heart shape silicon mould originally bought to make chocolate treats. Much healthier to use it for making arty embellishments!! 

Products I used 
Mixed Media Paper
White Cardstock
White Gesso
Dina Wakleys Acrylic Paint: Magenta,Peacock and Lime - you can use any brand in any variation of colours
Black and White Acrylic Paint - you can use any brand
Stamps - Texture
Stamps - Text
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Industrial
AAll and Create Stencils #6, #39 Lotsa Dotz,
Seth Apter/StencilGirl® Stencils: Discovery, Transform
Seth Apter/ Spellbinders Die - Outlaw, Starstruck, Robostars
Archival Ink
Embossing Powder - Black
White Highlighter/ Fine Liner Pen
Cut n Dry
Heat Gun
Wax Crayons
Heart Silicon Mould

I hope you have enjoyed your time with me today and that maybe my project has offered you some creative inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Wishing you all a great week.
Take care 

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  1. Amanda, it is wonderful to see you embracing brighter colours, this piece is fantastic, I love how the bold black elements just 'pop'! xx

  2. Gorgeously bright and colourful Amanda and love the contrast of black against the colours too. Great to hear you used your fingers too as I also find those a very useful tool :D
    Fliss xx

  3. The neon colours are fabulous - especially with the drama of the black and white lettering and graphic elements. The triple embossed star is just amazing.
    Alison x

  4. brilliant use of colour totally love this
    Amanda X

  5. LOVE the blast of colours Amanda, wonderful
    Donna xx


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