Tagged Hearts! by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my Thursday weekly DT post.
Today I am sharing a grungy mixed media tag that features some of That's Crafty!  MDF and White/ Greyboard hearts.

The tag itself is a Thats Crafty! MDF Tag #8. A fantastic surface to work directly on to as (in my experience) it stands up to all types of art/ mixed media mediums. Nice and sturdy too.

There were a number of layers involved in creating the tag background beginning with a couple of coats of gesso to prime the tag. Next, I adhered torn paper to a few areas of the tag before introducing some colour. For this I used a couple of the new PaperArtsy's Fresco Finish Acrylic paint colours: Grape and Blue Bayou.  I then gently brayered over the tag with some Black Acrylic paint so it caught in some areas and not others.

For a touch more detail I added some stamping using the text part of one of AALL and Creates stamps.  

I also created some crackled circles using Crackle paint with a 13Arts stencil.

The focal feature is made up of 4 hearts, 3 of which are either That's Crafty! MDF Hearts or That's Crafty! White/Greyboard Hearts.

For the largest of the hearts I stippled it with black acrylic paint and dried the paint with a heat gun. I held the gun close to the paint so it would 'bubble' to give texture which I then 'caught' with some That's Crafty! White gesso.

The medium sized heart was lightly crackled with crackle paint. 

The smallest of the 3 hearts was one 'I made earlier' to coin a good old 'Blue Peter' phrase. It was simply treated to layers of Acrylic paint roughly applied by finger.

The three altered hearts were adhered to each other and embellished with a metal heart before being adhered to the tag atop a couple of rows of Tim Holtz designer tape.

To finish off the tag hole I covered it with a metal eyelet and then threaded it with some strands of black twine. 

Products I Used:

That's Crafty! MDF Surfaces: Tag #8
That's Crafty! MDF Surfaces: Hearts #5,
That's Crafty! White/ Greyboard Surfaces: Hearts #3, #1
That's Crafty! White Gesso
DecoArt Crackle Paint

Black Acrylic Paint
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints: Grape, Blue Bayou
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Adhesive
Tsukineko Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
AALL and Create A7 Stamps: #292
13Arts Stencil: Aqua Flora Collection Dots and Numbers
Tim Holtz Designer Tape
Palette knife
Thanks for stopping by today. 
Wishing you a creative week 
Take Care 

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  1. Really gorgeous layers of texture Amanda and love the grungy layers of colour too. A really striking piece in black and white with just touches of colour which lift the whole thing to the next level.
    Fliss xx

  2. Stunning, as always Amanda, you really are the Mistress of texture. I just love the colours you have used too! xxx

  3. This reminds me of those Russian dolls... going down to smaller and smaller hearts as you look closer - fabulous!
    Alison x


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