Grunge Star..... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post!
I'm seem to be going through a 'grungy art panel phase' so I hope you won't mind that I have another one to share with you today.

The Background Panel
The background panel is a That's Crafty! MDF 6x6 surface- these are top quality, very affordable and make for an excellent solid surface to create on. 
I primed the panel with gesso and then brayered a selection of PaperArtsy fresco Finish paints to add colour. These paints have a drying time of 'now' so there's no waiting around or need to heat dry between each layer of brayer colour(generally!!) I then used a wet wipe to apply and blend in a translucent fresco paint working mainly around the sides of the panel. The translucent properties of the paint allow an extra colour tone to be added without losing or covering the colours already laid down. 

For a little extra detail I added some light stamping using Archival ink with a couple of stamps from one of Seth Apter Eclectica stamp sets. By working lightly the stamped impressions have a kind of 'ghosting' quality- not at first obvious but if you look closer.......

The Focal Feature
I crackled a That's Crafty! 4in round using crackle paste and treated it to some light colouring using a few of the Fresco paints. The paint was applied by finger and wiped back with a wet wipe
I stenciled a That's Crafty! ATCoin using That's Crafty! Texture Paste through one of their Dinky stencils. Once dry I painted around the Texture Paste and lightly caught the top of the textured design with both paint and gilding wax.
I also heat embossed a Seth Apter die cut using a couple of Seth's Baked Texture embossing powders. This was sandwiched between the two rounds to complete the stacked arrangement.
To finish off the focal feature I added some metal hardware bits and pieces that I have in my stash

The stacked layers give the finished panel some good dimension

Products Used

That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Surfaces - 6x6 Square
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard - 4inch round (from the multipack)
That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard - ATCoins
White Cardstock
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint - Midnight, Butter, Magic Moss, Green Patina, Terracotta
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Paints- Ground Espresso
Archival Ink - Olive, Garden Patina, Cobalt
White Gesso
DecoArt Crackle Paste
That's Crafty! Texture Paste
Versamark Ink Pad
Baked Texture EP's- Ancient Amber, Patina Oxide (Back in stock soon!)
Prima/Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique - Vintage Gold
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Adhesive
Seth Apter/Spellbinder Die - Sterring Wheel
That's Crafty! Dinky stencilDaisy TC123
Seth Apter/PaperArtsy Stamp Set-Eclectica ESA09
Palette Knife
Tim Holtz - Hardware Findings: Nailheads
Heat Gun
Die cutting machine
Metal Hardware to embellish
Wet wipes

I hope you have enjoyed your time here today and that maybe my creativity has offered you some inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today
Have a lovely week and hope to see you again next....same time, same place
Until then
Take Care

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  1. A masterpiece of grunge Amanda and love the amazing textures and crackle to create your signature style.
    Fliss xx

  2. Amanda , yes like Fliss write,: A masterpiece , the gorgeous texture, and the 3-D , the beautiful ocean-colors and your crackle, WOW-
    Hugs , Dorthe x

  3. Fabulous texture, colour and dimension another stunner!!
    Amanda x

  4. This is just lush!! So many wonderful details!

  5. I could never grow tired of seeing your grungy art panels Amanda, this one is superb! I particularly love the pattern on the ATCoin, and your wonderful colour choices too. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous - the colours are right up my street, and I just love that crackle and the coppery rusty star at the centre of it all.
    Alison x

  7. Thank you Alison, Anne, Lotte, Dorthe, Amanda and Fliss. Your kind words are very mcuh appreciated x


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