Use Your Wings by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly post of Creativity!
This week I am sharing the project I created for That's Crafty's 3D Challenge feature that was in the June 2019 edition of Craft Stamper magazine.
Some of the team created a 3D project using  a That's Crafty! 4x6  inch MDF Chunkie. As with all That's Crafty! Surfaces this Chunkie is excellent quality and a dream to work with or on. It can be used in landscape or portrait format and can be displayed either hung on a wall or left freestanding.
We all used the Chunkie and any products that were available from the online shop so the creative possibilities were endless.
As usual a list of products used appears at the end of the post.  

I decided that I would alter my Chunkie by combining several of the design elements, techniques and colours that I have used in some of the projects I have shared here and on my blog previously.

So after assembling and painting the Chunkie with black acrylic paint I created a masterboard which I used to cover the front back and all sides of the Chunkie.
 I adhered an initial layer of tissue tape to mixed media paper, then added colour using That's Crafty! multi-purpose paints and white gesso after which I introduced some ink stamping as well as some heat embossed stamping using Baked Texture embossing powders.
Heres a couple of close ups of the detail and texture created!  

The focal feature is made up of a few parts - a couple of crackled die cuts, the outer one embellished with hex nuts, a That's Crafty! ATCoin covered with a piece from the masterboard and a stamped and painted butterfly. 

I manipulated the wings of the butterfly to add a sense of movement and even more dimension to the already dimensional chunkie 

I also added a Tim Holtz Ideology game spinner to the butterflies thorax. 

The four corners of the front of the Chunkie were embellished with hex nuts 

and a Tim Holtz Quote chip mounted and 'roughed up' with gesso provided the title.

I kept the back 'embellishment free' as a great feature of That's Crafty's Chunkie's (with the exception of  the ATC Chunkie) is that the back panel has a couple of  press out hole's that enable you to hang your art on the wall if you so wish.  As the holes are 'press out' you simply seal them with a touch of adhesive if you want your Chunkie to be freestanding. That's a win/win in my book and a big plus point for the overall design.

That's Crafty! Surfaces ATCoins
Mixed Media Paper
PaperArtsy Smoothy White Stamping Card
Black Acrylic Paint.
That's Crafty White Gesso
That's Crafty! Multi Surface PaintsMidnight, Teal, Lime
DecoArtMedia Fluid: Carbon Black
DecoArt Crackle Paste
DecoArt Matte Medium
Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Textures: White Cloud from the Neutrals Kit 
Tsukineko Versamark stamp pad
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
Prima Stamps designed by Finnabair: 'Don't Forget to Fly'
PaperArtsy Eclectica ESA04 designed by Seth Apter.
PaperArtsy Eclectica ECF04 designed by Courtney Franich
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Stamps: Ultimate Grunge CM075
SpellBinders die designed by Seth Apter: Steering Wheel, Drip Drop
Tim Holtz Ideology: Tissue Tape, Game Spinners, Quote Chip
Palette Knife
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam
Stamping Platform
Paper Trimmer
Hex Nuts

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative 'Chunkie Art' ' inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for any kind words you leave for my creativity. 
I really appreciate both very much .
Have a lovely week and hope to see you again next week... same time, same place. 
Take Care

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  1. Such a stunning textural piece of artwork Amanda in what is your amazing signature style. So much detail on here and really love the colours you chose too.
    Fliss xx

  2. A real showstopper, Amanda. As always your textural background layers are fantastic, and I love the dimension you create with your layered elements. Now I see them closer, I can see those rings are crackled rather than silver, but that only makes me love them more of course!
    Alison x

  3. Another absolute stunner Amanda - I know I keep saying it but your trademark textures look fabulous! Anne xx


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