Shine Brightly by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

 Having been MIA for the last month or so its good to be back today in my usual Thursday spot sharing some creativity with you all.
I've had a pack of  That's Crafty! ATC MDF Chunkies for some time now and this week saw me finally break into them to create a small 3D piece of art with a bit of a starry theme.

That's Crafty! MDF Chunkies are fabulous surfaces to work on or with.  They are available in a range of sizes and are self assembly. There's nothing tricky about assembling them you just push the pieces out of the MDF sheet they sit within and adhere them together. I would highly recommend using That's Crafty! All purpose adhesive for this as I have always found it to be a very strong and lasting adhesive.

So after a quick assembling of my ATC I measured to size, cut and adhered scrapbook paper to all the  faces of the ATC. I used one of the paper designs from 13Arts 6x6 'Under the Stars' paper pad. 
I applied crackle paste along all the edges of the ATC to add a grungy contrast to the smoothness of the paper.

I also stencilled some textured stars to all the faces of the ATC chunkie using texture paste through That's Crafty's 'Star Showers' dinky stencil- the ideal size for using with ATC's. Once dry I rubbed over them with some white/gold foil. 

The focal feature, the Star is made using clay with Prima/ Finnabair Decor Mould: 'Stars and Moon'. I painted the star with PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco Finish Acrylic paint and caught the sharp lines with gold metallic wax.  I them mounted it onto a couple of circular wood chips that I crackled with crackle paint and adhered to the front face of the ATC Chunkie. 

In situ it adds even more dimension to the already dimensional Chunkie 

To finish off I added a short but suitable quote courtesy of a Tim Holtz metallic sticker . 

Products I used:

That's Crafty!  MDF Chunkies- ATC's 
13Arts 6x6 paper pad: 'Under the Stars' designed by Aida Domisiewicz  
Ranger Opaque Texture Paste
Ranger Crackle Paste - Any brand of Crackle Paste will work.
DecoArt Crackle Paint
Deco Art Matt Medium
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints: Snowflake
That's Crafty All Purpose Adhesive
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Finnabair Metallique: Vintage Gold 
That's Crafty Dinky Stencils: Star Shower (TC037)
Prima Finnabair Decor Mould: Stars and Moon
Ranger Foil sheets: Vintage.
Tim Holtz Metallic Stickers
Paper Trimmer/ Guillotine
Palette Knife
Craft Knife

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. 
Hope to see you again next week, same time same place. 
Until then have a fun creative time 
Take Care 

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  1. A gorgeously textured piece of artwork Amanda and in your usual beautiful style although such gentle neutrals this time.
    Lovely to see you creating again as we've missed you so much.
    Fliss xx

  2. This is gorgeous Amanda. The texture, the colours . Wow. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. I love just how chunky this piece is. all the crackle and textures look wonderful. So glad to see you back

  4. This is gorgeous Amanda, your trademark texture is beautiful, I love the amazing star - a really fabulous creation! Hugs, Anne xxx

  5. I don't know how I missed this one - I absolutely love it... the dark sky, the glowing stars, the chunky dimension - just beautiful... a new favourite for me.
    Alison x


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