Normal is an Illusion.... by Amanda Pink

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Hello Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of Creativity.
It's been one of those weeks where the clock ticked way faster than I wanted it to, so as time seemed to elude me I have kept the creativity relatively straightforward this week and made an Art Card/ Panel using one of AALL and Creates newly released stencils designed by Fiona Paltridge. 
This stencil really caught my eye as soon as I saw it so inevitably it was an absolute must have!
I have used a technique that has been shared on this blog a few times before (here and here) by my super talented team mate Amanda Southern. 
 I thought it would be well suited to the stencil imagery and give a 'striking' finish.


I worked on mixed media paper and began by adding colour to the 6x6 precut panel. Distress inks are the usual 'go to' medium for this technique but I wanted to change things up a little so paints were my medium of choice. I used 'Cut n Dry' to apply and blend the paint colours into each other. Once dry (with a heat gun) I positioned the stencil in place and applied heavy body gel medium through the stencil design using a palette knife. I then set aside to air dry whilst heading off to clean the stencil.
Note: Heavy body gel can also be used as a strong adhesive so if left unwashed could stick to your stencil permanently! 
I have previously used Transparent Texture Paste for this technique so that could be a preferred product option.


When the gel was completely dry I applied Black Soot Distress ink over the entire stenciled panel. I then repositioned the clean dry stencil and using an almost dry wet wipe wiped back the ink covering the stencilling to reveal the colours beneath.


After removing the stencil I also dabbed around the surrounding black areas with the wet wipe to create a kind of mottled, somewhat atmospheric effect. 


I added some additional stenciling to the outer edges of the panel using texture paste through a couple more stencils, some highlights and lowlights and some white gesso splatters


The panel is adhered to a triple mount of white, red and black cardstock which I then adhered to a piece of black mountboard to give as an Art card/ panel but if you prefer a traditional card format then you could either make a card base or use a ready made one. 

Products Used

Cardstock - White, Black, Red
Mixed Media Paper
That's Crafty White Gesso
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint- Cheddar, Ruby
Paper Trimmer 
Black Mountboard
Wet wipes
Paper Towel

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by - Much appreciated .
Wishing you all a lovely week and hope you can make it here again next...... same time, same place
Take Care
Amanda

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6 comments

  1. Absolutely amazing artwork Amanda. So very striking and full of fabulous detail.
    Fliss xx

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  2. LOVE this Amanda, that stencil is just perfect for the technique, it looks amazing in those colours too. I love how you 'mottled' the edges too, it looks very effective. Anne xx

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  3. Fabulous and As you know one of my favourite techniques
    Love
    Amanda x

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  4. Thanks Amanda, Anne and Fliss for your kind words . They are much appreciated x

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    1. Thank you so much Lynne. Much appreciated x

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