Fill your Life with Colour.... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday post of Creativity. 
This week I have an Art panel/ card to share with you that I have created using just a few products- one stencil, some paints and a white pen! For me that's minimal supplies but as we all know sometimes 'less can be more!'

For the background I worked on an A4 sheet of white cardstock. I brayered a few different colours of acrylic paint directly onto the card (no gesso required). I had no plan I simply created freely and selected the colours quite randomly. I didn't always dry after each colour application which resulted in some lovely colour blending and overlay and as always when you use a brayer to apply paint you get some great 'instant' detail. 

From the brayered A4 sheet of card I cut a panel to the required size and then stencilled repeatedly using black acrylic paint through my stencil of choice. Once the panel was covered with grungy black circles I added some white pen highlights to the circles and the odd doodle here and there.
The panel was mat n layered - firstly onto a That's Crafty! 6x6 White greyboard panel covered with white card and then onto a panel of black cardstock.

I wanted the centre circle on the background panel to have some slight dimension so using a piece of the leftover brayered card I stenciled 3 more circles outlined them with white pen and then fussy cut them out. The first circle I cut the whole circle out, the second the inner two circles and the third only the centre circle. These were then decoupaged in place using sticky foam pads.

To finish off I added a few words stamped onto white card using Archival ink.

I used one word stamp divided in two so when adhered in place it gives balance to the overall design . 

Products Used

That's Crafty! Surfaces: White/Greyboard Panel 6x6 Square Corners
Cardstock: White, Black
Acrylic Paint (any brand will be ok) Black, White
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Mahogany, Picked Raspberry, Barn Door
Archival Ink: Jet Black
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
Stencil Girl® products - 4x4 stencils: Techno Insiders Stencil designed by Seth Apter (Currently out of stock but see HERE for a selection of ideal alternatives)
PaperArtsy Stamps: Eclectica EEG17
White Pen
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam
Tim Holtz Mini Snips
Stamping Platform

Sticky foam pads

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 may choose to leave for my art.
Both are very much appreciated.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
I'll be here again next week and hope you will be able to join me.
Until then take care and be sure to spare yourself a few creative hours 

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  1. A beautiful mix of lovely bright colours in the background! The black paint and white mark making really highlights those colours beautifully. Another lovely creation Amanda. xx

  2. Gorgeously colourful and so striking Amanda. The circular design is fabulous and your doodles really do give life to the panel.
    Fliss xx

  3. This is SO clever, Amanda. I never would have guessed how it was made, I thought it was black card, I wouldn't have thought of black stencilling. And then the whute doodling is brilliant and so effective. Love it!

  4. What a beautiful panel! The colours are so vibrant and I love your design with the 3D layering - perfect 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Jo x

  5. There's something so completely scrumptious and happy-making about the colours here... I absolutely adore this!
    Alison x

  6. Thank you for your kind words and visits Alison, Anne, Jo, Lucy and Fliss . Much appreciated :) x


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