Heart and Soul ... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone 

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post. 
This week I have been playing with paints again along with some texture paste, some 13Arts Magic Powder and some Baked Textures embossing powders to create a 'Grungy Mixed Media tag'.

The tag itself is a #8 That's Crafty! Greyboard/Whiteboard tag. I applied some torn pieces of collage paper and some background stamping before adding colour using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints applied with a brayer. 

Next came the textured stenciling. For this I mixed up my own coloured texture paste - 13Arts Magic Powder + Midnight Fresco Finish acrylic paint+ a small amount of That's Crafty! Texture Paste. 

13Arts Magic Powder is a new product to me so I was keen to try it out. It is an organic ingredient that will turn any medium into a nice smooth texture paste. All you have to do is mix some into your medium of choice until there are no visible white particles (the more you add the thicker the consistency) and use as you choose, either directly onto your substrate or as I did through a stencil. 
Here's what my mix looked like when mixed.

Unfortunately I failed to capture a shot directly after application but I was impressed with the result. Its available from the shop and the price is unbelievably affordable!
I heat embossed the textured stenciling, gently caught the top with white gold metallic wax and  added a little more background stamping.

The heart is a That's Crafty! MDF heart #3 triple embossed (at least) with Seth Apter's Baked Textures embossing powder. I used Deep Sea which when melted creates a liquid looking blend of blues and greens with a glossy finish.
I stamped into the final embossed layer and highlighted the stamping with White Gold metallic wax. Not especially happy with the result I reheated the stamped embossing back to a smooth finish and in doing so the metallic wax created the specks of white gold you can see within the embossing.
The heart is embellished with some cogs and eyelets and sits on top of a Tim Holtz metal ruler.

I finished the hole of the tag with an eyelet, threaded ribbon through and added a few word stickers.... Heart

& Soul

Products I used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces White/ Greyboard tags #8
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Heart #3
Dina Wakley Collage paper
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints : Seth Apter Limited Edition Set 3, Midnight
That's Crafty! Texture Paste
13Arts Magic Powder
Baked Texture Embossing Powder : Deep Sea
Versamark Ink Pad
Archival Ink: Jet black, Olive, Cobalt
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Wax: White Gold
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
Tim Holtz /Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set 'Bricks and Stone'
Background/Texture Stamps  
AALL and Create Stencil- #2
Tim Holtz Metallic Sickers : Quotations
Tim Holtz Ideology: Measurements 
Palette Knife
Heat Gun 

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe my 'grungy mixed media tag' has offered you some creative inspiration .
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today
Hope you all have a lovely week
Take care

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous textural piece Amanda . Wonderful opulent colour . Gorgeous tactile piece ❤️❤️

  2. A really gorgeous piece of artwork Amanda. The textures are totally amazing and the touches of gold wax really do show off all the fabulous details.
    Fliss xx

  3. Fabulous opulent textures a great tag
    Amanda x

  4. The texture you created looks fabulous Amanda and your colour choices, as always, are just perfect. I love the 13Arts Magic Powder, it is so versatile! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Amazing inspiration Amanda, such an incredible piece, it’s stunning and the texture and colors are so perfect together! xx

  6. Amanda, this tag is one of the most interesting ones I have seen--ever! It has texture, it has interest, it has color and it has heart! Well done!

  7. Simply beautiful. I've got some of that powder, but have yet to give it a go - this is great inspiration to get going. I love your colour combinations as well as all that scrumptious texture.
    Alison x

  8. Thank you so much Alison, Kay, Anne, Amanda, Fliss, Tracy and Ann for your lovely kind words for my tag . They are very much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to stop by - again much appreciated x


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