Freedom is a State of Mind....... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of creativity.
This week I am sharing a journal page which could if preferred be used as an art panel. I'm still undecided at present as to whether its destined for my journal or the wall? I guess time will determine its destiny!

I worked on watercolour paper for the background and applied various colours of acrylic and distress paints along with white gesso using a brayer, fingers and mopping up any left over paint. I followed no rules or techniques I just went with the flow following my creative muse.
I stenciled centrally applying texture paste through an AALL and Create stencil with a 'broken maze like' design. I let the texture paste air dry, then repositioned the stencil and painted the stenciled paste with black acrylic paint.

I used Thats Crafty's new 'Numbers' stencil to add some vertical stenciling around the page choosing to leave this unpainted as a contrast to the central black stenciling.

For a touch more detail I added some stamping using a couple of stamps from That's Crafty's 'Texture Collection Set 2' stamp set

The focal butterfly is stamped, watercoloured and mounted on a painted disc - I was thinking I would be putting this page in my journal at this stage so didn't want the bulk of a multi stacked/layered feature.
To finish off I embellished the thorax of the butterfly with an offcut of an 'alpha part' topped with a gem bead

and stamped and adhered in place some chosen words.

Products Used:

Watercolour Paper
White Cardstock /Black Cardstock
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints: Lime, Cheddar
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Mermaid Lagoon, Carved Pumpkin
Acrylic Paint (any Brand) - Black, White
That's Crafty!White Gesso
That's Crafty! Light Texture Paste
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Tsukineko Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set: Textures Collection Set 2
Stampers Annymous/Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Flutter (CMS 294)
Prima/Finnabair Stamp Set: Don't Forget to Fly
That's Crafty! 7 x7 inch Stencil: Numbers TC6002
AALL and Create 6 x6 inch Stencil: #28 by Autour De Mwa
Posca White Fineliner Pen
Heat Gun
Tim Holtz Mini Snips
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform: An alternative can be found here
Palette Knife
Paper Trimmer/Guillotine
Tim Holtz Ideology: Alpha Parts Offcut
Gem bead

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 - I really appreciate your visits and all the kind words you leave for my creativity.
Hope you all have a lovely week and I'll be back here again next week ....same time, same place! 
Hope you will be able to join me then
Take Care

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  1. An absolutely gorgeous textured piece of artwork Amanda and all the layers look amazing with your focal butterfly embellishment which I always think is your signature style.
    Fliss xx

  2. Gorgeous Amanda, wonderful texture and attention to detail. Love the touches of colour too and the butterfly sits perfectly ❤️❤️

  3. Love this, so much Fabulous details to admire
    Amanda x

  4. I really enjoyed seeing how you created this beauty Amanda, it is packed full of your usual wonderful textures and I really love the colour combo too! Definitely one for the wall!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Incredible work again - I adore the butterfly as the still centre of all that swirling activity, colour and texture.
    Alison x


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