Believe.... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday post of Creativity!
This week I have created what I call an 'Art Card' - a card that can be multipurposed, so it could be sent as a card, displayed as a piece of art or it could also be used as a journal cover or even a journal page. As you can see its rich in geometric shapes and colour!

I began with the background and this was created by using 1 stencil in 2 different ways -to stencil with and to mono-print with.
The mono printing came first and to do this I applied 3 different colours of acrylic paint randomly onto AALL and Create's #81 stencil designed by Olga Heldwein. I then spritzed the paint with water, turned the stencil over and placed it onto a precut panel of mixed media paper. In essence I was using the stencil like you would a stamp. Taking a cloth I pressed on the stencil before removing it to reveal a watercolored print of the 'positive' stencil design. 
After drying with a heat gun I repositioned the stencil onto the mono-print I had created and randomly applied black acrylic paint through the 'negative' space of the stencil design. 

For the central circle I die cut a circle from mixed media paper and applied black modelling paste through part of StencilGirl®'s 'Retreat Circle' stencil designed by Seth Apter. 
  Distress inks provided the colour this time and they were applied with a blending tool.
After adding some white highlights to the stenciled circles and adhering a whiteboard shape to one of them I couldn't resist splattering some white gesso about!
The stenciled circle has a black circle mount that I treated to some white pen mark's around the circumference

and once I adhered it centrally on the background I added a simple word thanks to a 13 Arts sticker.

The panel was mat and layered on white and black card before being adhered to a handmade card base.

Products I have used:

Mixed Media Paper
Cardstock: Black, White
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints: Magenta, Eggplant, Sky (any brand and colours can be used)
Black Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon
That's Crafty White Gesso
DecoArt Black Modelling Paste
That's Crafty All Purpose Adhesive
AAll and Create Stencil #81, 'Geometric Grid' designed by Olga Heldwein
StencilGirl® Products Stencil: 'Retreat Circle' (S557) designed by Seth Apter
13Arts A5 Stickers: Aqua Flora
White Highlighter Pen
Ranger Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Bottle
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam
Palette Knife
Stencil Brush
Paper Trimmer
Whiteboard Offcut
Circle Die

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 and for any kind words you leave for my creativity. 
Both are much appreciated. 
Wishing you all a great week ahead and hope to see you here again next week .... same time, same place. 
Until then 
Take Care 

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous artwork Amanda. Such a striking contrast with the bright colours against the black and touches of white and love the little added details.
    Fliss xx

  2. Amanda,
    This has the most amazing impact!
    Lynne xx

  3. Stunning use of colour, love it!
    Amanda x

  4. A really gorgeous art card Amanda, I love the pink, it is very striking against the black! Anne xx

  5. I have never understood geometry, but I definitely understand geometric art! This is amazing, especially when considering your color palette! When one pairs Seth and Amanda, one can never be disappointed! Mwah!

    1. aww bless you Kay, For my name to be even included in the same sentence as Seth's is one huge compliment and I thank you greatly and am touched by your kindness . x

  6. Love the stencil printing - and the colours are amazing.
    Alison x

  7. Thank you Alison, Amanda, Anne, Fliss, Lynne and kay for your kindness - both your words and your visits are very much appreciated x


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