For the love of Layers by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post.
After a flurry of Christmas present wrapping and card writing this last week I felt I needed a break away from all things festive so the Christmas creativity I had in mind for today was shelved and instead I created with colour, texture and collage paper to make a multi layered mixed media tag. 
7 layers in total not counting the focal feature!

The Tag itself is a Thats Crafty! #8 White/ Greyboard tag. It is primed with gesso, stamped with a background stamp and then covered with randomly torn Dina Wakley collage paper, which is adhered and sealed with matte medium.
You can see from the photo the stamping is visible through the collage paper at this stage - some of it does become less visible with the additional layers - but only some!

Texture paste came next applied roughly with a palette knife

and then the paint, applied with both brayer and fingers. If you look towards the bottom of the tag in the photo below you can just see some of the background stamping peeking through. 

Next there was some more stamping and stenciling to add yet more layers of detail aswell as some white pen work for highlighting and scribbly doodling.

The words 'Wish'


and 'Love' come curtesy of Designer tape.
The focal feature is a That's Crafty! MDF Heart that is sliced into with a work knife to create cracks and grooves which are painted red whilst the heart itself is painted black. The heart was treated to a thin coat of transparent gloss but not pleased with how it looked it was quickly wiped away to leave a flatter gloss appearance. A smaller That's Crafty! heart sits on top embellished with a black glossy star.

Products I have used:
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Tags - Pack of 6 - #8
That's Crafty White/Greyboard Heart #1
That's Crafty MDF Heart #3
Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper
DecoArt Matte Medium
That's Crafty Texture Paste
Acrylic Paints - I used a mix of DecoArt Media Fluids, DecoArt Americana and Tim Holtz Distress Paints. in shades of red, magenta, orange and yellow. You can use any brand and any colour combination you wish
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous Stampset Classic #4 - You can use any background, texture stamp - you will find a great selection here
Seth Apter/ Impression Obsession stamp - Wordchain. Any text stamp will work- you will find a great selection here
Carabelle Studio Stencil - 'For the Love of Layers' designed by Birgit Koopsen
Tim Holtz Designer Tape - Chatter
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
White Fine Liner Pen
Palette Knife
An Eyelet

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe my multi layered mixed media tag has offered some creative inspiration. 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. 
We take a break for Christmas so I will be back here again in a couple of weeks with my first creativity for the New Year. 
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year! 
Enjoy the Holiday season 
Take Care 

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  1. Wow! So bold and striking a great break from everything Christmas
    Amanda x

  2. A really striking tag Amanda. Awesome detail and love the bold colour contrast too.
    Fliss xx

  3. This blew me away on Facebook, I just love the bold black and red and it looks so beautifully textured Amanda. Gorgeous! xx

  4. Amazing texture on this Amanda.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas xx

  5. Thanks Lynne, Anita, Anne, Fliss, Maria and Amanda . Much appreciated :) x


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