Until you Spread your Wings by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday post of Creativity.
This week I am sharing some more Tag Art featuring yes you've guessed it - yet another butterfly! Sadly in the 'real world' the butterfly population is in decline but in my 'art world' they will always be ever present!

I primed the tag with an initial layer of gesso before adhering torn paper strips to selected areas of the tag. The colour of the ink on the torn paper was a little dark so I knocked it back with gesso then began introducing colour using Koala and Limelight PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics. I brayered them lightly as I wanted the white of the gesso to be part of the full colour palette, along with black.
Then came some detailed stamping using one of the crackle stamps from That's Crafty's Texture Collection 2 stamp set, a small dot stamp from the same set and a text stamp from my stash.
There's also some texture paste stenciling using That's Crafty! 'Numbers' stencil - one of my favourites

and of course I couldn't forget to add some of my much loved paint splatters!

The focal butterfly is taken from AALL and Create's stamp set #81 designed by Olga Heldwein. Its stamped in Versafine ink and then coloured with paint applied by either brush or brayer.
I gave the wings some white highlights 

and embellished the butterflies thorax with a broken bamboo skewer topped with a greyboard hexagonal 'bead', both of which are painted in black acrylic and accented with Limelight Fresco Finish Acrylic. 

The butterfly rests on a platform of 'rounds' and the wings are manipulated to give some dimension and a sense of movement

 The tag is finished off with a quote

and an eyelet fixed over the tag hole with some strands of ribbon threaded through.

Products I have used:

That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Tag #8
White Cardstock
Ciao Belle Rice Paper: The Melody of the Rain CBR030
That's Crafty! White Gesso
Ranger Opaque Texture Paste
DecoArt Matte Medium
Black Acrylic Paint (any brand will be ok)
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint: Lime
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint: Koala, Limelight
Tsukineko Versafine Ink: Black Onyx
That's Crafty! Clear Stamps: Textures Collection 2
AALL and Create Stamp #81 designed by Olga Heldwein
Dylusions Stamp Set: Quintessential Quotes
Text Stamp - see a selection here
That's Crafty! 7x7ins Stencil: Numbers TC6002
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
White Posca Pen
Palette Knife
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam
Tim Holtz Mini Snips
Stamping Platform
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter brush
Bamboo Skewer
Chipboard bits and bobs lying around my desk!

I hope you have enjoyed your time here today and thanks for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate your visits and the kind words you leave for my creativity .
Have a lovely week and hope to see you here again next week .. same time, same place.
Take care

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  1. A gorgeous tag Amanda and love the colours in your signature style background. The butterfly looks amazing with your altered up embellishing too.
    Fliss xx

  2. Gorgeous as always love the colours you have chosen xx

  3. I am loving the Limelight colour of paint, it works so well with the black and white. I love the gorgeous butterfly too, well really, I love the whole tag! Anne xx

  4. Thank you so much Anne, Carol and Fliss for your kind words and for taking the time to stop by . I really do appreciate . xx

  5. Another delightful tag, Amanda! Tags are my preferred substrate and I miss working with them. Limelight might have stolen center stage from your lovely butterfly were it not for the motion you have created for her by torquing the wings just a bit and by use of the 'rounds' platform. I can tell this was a lot of work, but well worth it at the finish!

    1. Thank you so very much Kay for always being so kind about my art and for taking the time to stop by . I really do appreciate your friendship and support xx


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