Winter Snowflake by Amanda Pink


Hello Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday Weekly post! 
At this time of year I always like to have a few pieces of 'Winter/ Christmas' Art around my home so this week I have had the paints, gelli plate and texture pastes out again to create a 'Wintery Snowflake Art Panel'.

The panel itself is 2 x 6x6 inch That's Crafty! white/ greyboard surface adhered together with That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Adhesive - one of the best adhesives on the market in my humble opinion. I have yet to find something it doesn't adhere. A That's Crafty! MDF Surface would work just as well as the white/greyboard. Both are excellent surfaces to work on or with and if you haven't already be sure to check the range out here. Shapes, sizes aplenty and very affordable. 
The 6x6 inch panel is crackled and covered with a slightly smaller panel (5.5x5.5inch) cut from an A4 gelli print that I created using paint, a Carabelle unmounted Art printing plate designed by Kate Crane and some giant bubble wrap.

As you can see I added some extra detail by stamping and stenciling. 

The bauble is self designed and cut freehand from a large That's Crafty! white/greyboard circle. It is treated with crackle paint in the same way as the 6x6 panel. The circles that sit atop are That's Crafty! Rounds, both of which are covered in pieces cut from the gelli print. The larger of the 2 rounds is texture stenciled using That's Crafty! Texture Paste through one of their Dinky stencils.
The Dinky stencils are the ideal size when you are working on smaller surfaces. 

An Ideology Word Band is treated with gesso and adhered to the neck of the bauble.

The snowflake is made up of three individual die cut snowflakes adhered together. They are heat embossed, sprinkled with glamour dust for a subtle touch of glimmer and embellished with an ideology fluted star and eyelet.

Using three snowflakes together in this way gives them a lovely 3D effect as well as adding to the overall dimension and layers of the finished piece. 

Products I used
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/ Greyboard: 6x6 inch squares
That's Crafty! Surfaces Greyboard Rounds Pack of 30 - I used the 6ins for the bauble, the 4inch and 2.5 inch the layered mounts
White Cardstock
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint: Blue Oyster, Midnight
Acrylic Paint: Buff, White Any brand will work
DecoArt: White Gesso
DecoArt Crackle Paint 
That's Crafty! Texture Paste 
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils: Bubbles TC005
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: #50 Snowflakes
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Paper Snowflakes Mini Thinlits Die
Heat Gun
Tim Holtz Ideology: Fluted Stars, Christmas Word Bands, Metal Brads
Bubble Wrap
Paper Trimmer/Guillotine
Die Cutting Machine

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration with my 'Wintry Snowflake Art panel.' 
Thanks for taking the time out of your day to stop by, especially at such a busy time of year. 
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. Absolutely beautiful Amanda. Such lovely frosty effects and think you've sent the icy look down here as it's been totally freezing all day!
    Fliss xx

  2. Oooh, I do love the 'frosty' effect you achieved in the background and of course all the wonderful texture (as always) that you have created! Stunning! xx

  3. So many wintery textures to admire, totally love this piece
    Amanda x

  4. Stunning layers, both painted and dimensional - there's an icy depth to that background which is just amazing, and the crackle and bubbles and snowflake all work beautifully to draw the eye inward. Fabulous mixed media work.
    Alison x

  5. Thank you Alison, Amanda, Anne, Fliss and Pearl . Really appreciate your kind words x


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