Brave Wings .... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post.
I have another That's Crafty long tag to share with you today but to show you another way in which these tags can be used I have adapted it a little and made it into a slim and slender art panel.

I selected a tag with a decorative top and using a paper trimmer I cut along the mark shown to remove the decorative top. (left hand photo). I also rounded off the two square corners of the tag using scissors.( right hand photo)

I primed the long panel with gesso.  Once dry I adhered pieces of scrapbook paper of various sizes to the front of the panel leaving small gaps in between the pieces. I then applied a coat of matte medium to seal. 

I scraped gesso and texture paste roughly and randomly over the papered panel. Once dry I introduced colour using PaperArtsy Fresco finish acrylic paints, black acrylic paint and a little more gesso. As you can see some of the mediums settled in the gaps between the strips of adhered paper to give texture, detail and interest. 

which I further added to with a touch of stamping 

and some paint splatters

The Focal Feature
The squares are multi stacked die cuts created using Seth Apters Robo Squares die. They are treated with crackle texture paste and then painted. They are adhered at angles using That's Crafty All Purpose Adhesive to frame the metal ideology butterfly whose beaded wings have been caught with a touch of distress crayon.

Other embellishments come in the way of Ideology memo pins, conical metal spokes

an Ideology hinge clip and distressed Big Chat stickers providing the sentiment

'Brave Wings'

Products used:

That's Crafty Surfaces: Greyboard Long Tags
White Cardstock
13Arts 'His and Hers Remastered' 6x6 Paper Pad
DecoArt Matte Medium
White Gesso
DecoArt Crackle Paste
That's Crafty Texture Paste
Acrylic Paint - Black, White
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish PaintVenice Blue, Steel Grey, Glacier Ice, Spanish Mulberry (Seth Apter Ltd edition Set #4) Claret
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic - Magenta
Distress Crayon: Picked Raspberry
Archival Ink - Plum, Jet Black
That's Crafty All Purpose Adhesive
Text Stamp - view That's Crafty! range of stamps here 
Texture Stamps - view That's Crafty! range of stamps here 
Tim Holtz Ideology: Hinge Clips, Memo Pins, Butterflies

Metal spikes from my stash
Nail file
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer/ Guillotine
Wet Wipes

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe my creativity has offer some inspiration.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by
Hope you have a fun week creating and hope to see you again next week ... same time , same place
Take Care

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  1. Fabulous texture and detail as always Amanda and love the subtle touches of pink on both the panel and the gorgeous butterfly embellishment.
    Fliss xx

  2. Amanda, you always create the most amazing texture. Your tag is so, so beautiful, I love your colour choices and the butterfly looks fabulous. Love this. Anne xx

  3. This is gorgeous Amanda, and full of brilliant ideas! I don't think I would have been brave enough to chop into the tag, but it looks fab. Have a fun weekend xx

  4. Another lush textural make, love it
    Amanda x

  5. Amanda, amazing colors, texture and overall design! Love the grungy butterfly!

  6. Thanks so much Fliss, Anne, Amanda, Sara and Sue for your lovley kind words . Really appreciated :) x


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