'Original'..... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of Creativity.
This week I have been creating with another of That's Crafty! fabulous surfaces- a door hanger.
 Much as I like the design and purpose of this surface I thought I would show you how you can 'change it up' with a few simple cuts in the right places to create a small art panel. 

Taking the hanger I measured and marked out where I would 'cut' to create two separate panels.
I also rounded off the corners as you can see indicated in the photo below.

I then primed both panels with gesso. Taking the larger of the two panels I covered it with some 'lacey wide braid/ trim/ ribbon- not sure of its official name ?? It was destined for the bin after a recent sort out that is until I thought maybe I could use it to add some interesting texture in my art.....
It is adhered and sealed in place with matte medium.

I then played around a bit adding a little more texture using gesso and texture paste. 

Once dry I began bringing in some colour choosing to work with only one - 'Butter' by PaperArtsy. I love a monochrome + one palette. You will spot some subtle 'Cheddar' splatters though to compliment the wings of the butterfly! 
The smaller panel with the round aperture was given a coat of black acrylic paint and then stencilled with texture paste using an AALL and create stencil. Once dry the textured dots were caught with 'Butter' to accentuate and some eyelets added to embellish. 

I covered the aperture with a distress inked and stamped That's Crafty! ATCoin which just so happens to be the same size, so the perfect fit!
The oval frame (from my own stash) was treated to a coat of black acrylic paint.
The butterfly was cut from a 12x12 scrapbook paper by 13Arts, coloured with Distress ink and embellished with a pen nib.

The wings of the butterfly were manipulated gently to give dimension and a sense of movement

To finish off I added a lightly distress inked quote chip. 

Products Used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces : White/Greyboard Door Hanger Style 1 
That's Crafty! ATCoin
13Arts 'His and Hers Remastered' 12x12 Paper 'Wings of Freedom' designed by Olga Heldwein
White Cardstock
White Gesso
Ranger Texture Paste
DecoArt Matte Medium
Black Acrylic Paint - (you can use any brand you wish)
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Butter (you can use any colour and brand you wish)
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint - Cheddar (you can use any colour and brand you wish)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade , Rusty Hinge
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
AALL and Create Stencil #39 Lotsa Dotz by Autour de Mwa 
Texture/detail stamp -a good selection are available here 
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs
Tim Holtz Mini Snips
Acrylic block
Palette knife
Pen Nibs 
Tim Holtz Quote Chip
Paper Trimmer
Plastic frame
Latticed braid / Ribbon

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

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  1. Gorgeous Amanda, fantastic textural backdrop, perfect for the beautiful butterfly ❤️❤️❤️

  2. You really are the texture queen Amanda, this is so, so beautiful and I love how you co-ordinated the splats to match the butterfly! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Absolutely fabulous artwork Amanda in your beautiful signature textured style. The background looks amazing and the butterfly looks so lovely on the clever design.
    Fliss xx

  4. Another textural masterpiece, love it!
    Amanda x

  5. This is fantastic, love how you used the webby braid thingy and all that texture!

  6. Just love how you've altered the door hanger to create your own unique layered panel, Amanda - brilliant idea. And the braid and the butterfly bring it all to life with such great texture and dimension. Amazing as always.
    Alison x


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