Oh Make my Voice Strong...... By Amanda Pink


Hello Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of Creativity.
Today I'm sharing another Art Card/panel that features one of Dina Wakleys new 'Lovely Women' stamps. 
It all began with a desire to simply try out the stamp, nothing more. I wanted to see how it stamped, what it looked like and have a think about potential ideas for future use, however one false move changed all that and this weeks project was realised.... 

I primed a That's Crafty! 4x6 White/ Greybeard postcard with a couple of coats of white gesso, dried with a heat gun and then stamped one of the 'Lovely Women' images with Onyx Black Versafine ink. 
I then got distracted and moved away from the craft desk for about 15mins. On return I assumed the ink would be dry given the time I'd been away so picked up the postcard. It wasn't ??!! My fingers caught the stamped image and smudged some of the ink! I thought it was ruined so with nothing to lose (and probably some inner frustration at myself) I began smudging my finger over all the lines of the stamped image only to find I kinda liked the effect.

So I continued with my creativity. 
I painted the woman's hair with some sketchy coloured hair lines using acrylic paints, both neat and with water to achieve varying tones and coloured her face, neck and lips in the same way 

before adding highlights and lowlights to help accentuate and shadow various features. 

To finish off the postcard I used a natural sea sponge to dab paint gently around the edges. I then mounted the postcard onto a matt board panel edged with some Dina Wakley Washi Tape before mounting again onto a double mount of white card and black matt board.

All that remained was to add a few words which were provided by another of Dina's Washi tapes. 

Products Used

That's Crafty! Surfaces : 4x6 White/Greyboard postcards ( square corners)
White Cardstock
Matt board: Black and White
That's Crafty White Gesso
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paint- Teal.
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints: Magenta, Eggplant, Ruby
Black Acrylic Paint.
Versafine - Onyx Black
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive.
Dina Wakley Stamps: Lovely Women ( MDR66255) (back in stock soon)
Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape #1
Posca Pen - White
Faber Castell Fineliner Pen - Charcoal Grey - any fineliner pen (black or grey) will work - see a selection here 
Heat Gun
Paper Trimmer/ Guillotine
Work Knife
Natural Sea Sponge

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered up some creative inspiration .
Thanks for taking the time to stop by -Much appreciated!
Have a lovely week and hope to see you again next week - same time, same place
Take Care

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  1. Well that is definitely what I would call a happy accident, she looks fabulous Amanda!! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. A really lovely image Amanda and I agrre with Anne as your serendipity is so striking. The pops of pink look fabulous with the neutrals.
    Fliss xx

  3. I love a happy accident and this turned out fabulously, love it
    Amanda x

  4. I agree the smudging looks great as is the finished piece x wonderful details Amanda x
    Hugs Annie xx

  5. Definitely a happy accident - the shading gives it a look of a charcoal sketch - clever serendipity!
    Alison x

  6. Thank you so much Alison, Annie, Fliss, Anne and Amanda for taking the time to stop by and leave me such lovely kind words . Both are very much appreciated x


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