Be True.... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post. 
This week I've been playing with the paints again but this time using them with my gelli plate. I am a gelli plate novice so still have a lot to learn and long way to go to hone my skills but I'm having fun practising, even if every 'pull' isn't a success. I did get a few 'pulls' that I can see have potential, one of which I have used to create today's Mixed Media Postcard Art' - 'Be True'....

The background is a section cut from a larger gelli print (A4) that I adhered to 2 (one on top of the other for thickness) That's Crafty! Postcards.
I created the gelli print background using the gelli plate with acrylic paints, a brayer and a few products to create the marks, and impressions you can see - stamps, bubble wrap and paper towel.

I love the paper towel marks on this particular section of the print

and I like the heavily stamped section that I used to cover the ATCoin

I then added some more stamping in and around the panel using both the art printing plate with acrylic paint and a couple of texture stamps with Archival ink

aswell as some textured stenciling and a few paint splatters.

As more often than not with me the focal feature is the sum of a few parts:
 the gelli print covered That's Crafty! ATCoin I showed above (it was a shame to cover it up but needs must), a couple of Seth Apter's die cuts one of which was an 'X' that I covered with a piece of gelli print. The feature is embellish with hex nuts from my hardware stash. 

All the die cuts are multi layered to give dimension  

and to finish off and give the postcard art a title I added a Tim Holtz quote chip that I 'roughed' up a bit with paint and adhered to a gelli print mount.

Products Used

That's Crafty! Surfaces - Grey/Whiteboard Postcards - Square Corners
That's Crafty! Surfaces - Grey/Whiteboard ATCoins
White Cardstock
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints: Magenta, Eggplant, Peacock, White Any brand and colour of Acrylic paint will work
Ranger Opaque Texture Paste Any brand of Texture Paste will work
Archival Ink: Plum
Carabelle Studio Unmounted Art Printing Square: Letters by Alexi APCA60006
Texture/Background Stamps
TCW Stencil: 'Mini Well Rounded' (384S) Any stencil to add texture will work - That's Crafty! do a range of Dinky stencils which would be the perfect size to work with
Seth Apters/Spellbinders Drip Drop Die
Seth Apter/Spellbinders Steering Wheel Die
Tim Holtz Quote Chip
Gelli Plate
Cut n Dry Foam 

Paper Towel
Bubble wrap
Hex nuts
Nail file/Sander

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe my 'Be True' Postcard Art has offered you some creative inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by
Wishing you all a great week and hope to see you again next ... same time, same place
Until then
Take Care

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  1. I’ve never seen pink look so good. Great gelli plate play.
    Amanda x

  2. A gorgeously textured piece of artwork Amanda and the pink is so striking too. Totally amazing creation.
    Fliss xx

  3. Wow Amanda, this is stunning, I could certainly not tell that you are a novice with a gelli plate! I love the colours you used, the wonderful design and, of course, all the wonderful texture you achieved. Love this! Anne xx

  4. Thanks Amanda, Fliss and Anne for your kind words . x


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