Possibility by Amanda Pink


 Hi Everyone, 

As I still had my designer papers to hand from last weeks project (see here) I thought I'd look to using  them in the project I'm sharing today.

This time the designed paper serves as a background for a textured That's Crafty! mandala stencil. Rather than go for a colourful mandala with crisp lines the paper I decided to go with a more neutral, dare I say 'dirty' colour palette so the finished card/ journo page would have a vintage, distressed kinda grungy feel/ look

The paper I chose to work with was from 13Arts 'Grungy Walls' paper pad.

Although the paper is a good quality thickness (200gsm) I knew I would be using a fairly 'wet' medium on it so I adhered it to a piece of card for improved thickness and durability. 

To create the central mandala design I applied Seth Apters 'Crackled' Izink Texture through That's Crafty's 'Magnificent Mandala' stencil. 
Seth's 'Crackled' texture is a good consistency to use with a stencil - not too thick, not too loose. As with all crackle mediums it doesn't really like being overworked so I applied it through one area of the stencil design at a time. I didn't go with too heavy an application of the medium as I only wanted fine cracks. 
Initially I set the paper to one side to let the crackles form gradually but did finish the process with a heat gun. Unlike some crackle mediums that don't necessarily react well to the heat from a heat gun this particular one didn't seemed to mind as it still produced some lovely crackles. 

I used black ink and gold wax very lightly to enhance the fine crackles and then outlined the whole design with a black micron pen. 

Small elements of the stencil design were carried through to each of the corners of the designer paper too. 

For a touch of additional background detail I added some stamping. 
For this I used a couple of stamps from Melina Dahl 's 'Funky Flowers 1' That's Crafty! stamp set with Tim Holtz Distress Archival ink.  There was some black and white paint splattered around and I  blended some Distress ink around the sides of the paper too just to enrich its colour a  touch. 

After matt n layering the stencilled paper the addition of a single word provided the finishing touch for the card/ journo page/ 

Products used: 

Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo 
13Arts A5 Stickers: 'On the Wall- Tiny Text' (o/s but similar can be found (here) 
Paper Trimmer

I hope you have enjoyed your time here today. Thanks for stopping by. 
Hope you have a lovely creative week 
Take Care 

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