Have an Open Heart...... by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of Creativity
I have another Art Panel to share with you today that features a few That's Crafty Surfaces, That's Crafty Colours and some Carabelle Studio stencilling.

I began by creating the background - always a good place to start, right? 
 Working on a panel of Mixed Media paper cut to the required size I applied paint quite randomly and freely drying between each application and gradually building up layers and texture of colour.

I then stencilled the painted panel with the Carabelle Studio's stencil: Urban Graphics (new to stock) using black acrylic paint. When dry I added some white highlights to the stenciled design

and then mat n layered the background onto a That's Crafty 6x6 White/Greyboard surface that I painted white and a black card stock mount.

Working from the bottom to the top, the central feature is made up of:
- a panel of black card edged with some white pen lines,
- a panel of mount board painted white
- one of the sides from a That's Crafty's 3x3 MDF ATB's painted and stenciled in the same way as the background panel

and a That's Crafty bits and pieces 'Lock' that I treated with crackle paint and adhered to a piece of black card to blacken out the keyhole. I used two black brads to fix the lock in place.

To finish off I added a couple of quotes  

thanks to Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

Products I used:

That's Crafty Surfaces: 6x6 White/ Greyboard Panel (square corners)
That's Crafty Surfaces: MDF ATB 3x3 inches
That's Crafty Greyboard Bits and Pieces: Keys and Locks
Mixed Media Paper
Black Card
That's Crafty Multi Surface Paints: Bright Magenta, Midnight, Teal
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints: Snowflake
Black Acrylic Paint( any brand)
DecoArt Crackle Paint
White Posca Pen
Carabelle Studio Stencil: Urban Graphics by Alexi (TECA60002)
That's Crafty All Purpose Adhesive
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Palette Knife
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam

Black brads

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 wish to leave for my creativity. Both are very much appreciated.
I'll be back here again next week, same time, same place so hope you will be able to join me.
Until then have a lovely week
Take Care

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  1. A beautiful creation, as always Amanda, I love your colour choices in the background and the crackled heart is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. A fabulous use of colour and texture yet again, great make
    Amanda x

  3. Incredible background layers, and that crackled padlock is so cool and sharp against the mixed media textures.
    Alison x

  4. A stunning background in your signature style Amands and the crackled details look amazing against it.
    Fliss xx

  5. Thanks Fliss, Alison , Anne and Amanda . Yur visits and kind words are appreciated :) x


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