Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Presence of Wonder

Hi Everyone
Having not got home from work till after 9pm what better way to unwind than a bit of a crafty session. I managed to get the finishing touches done to a piece I have been working on. 
Using the backing card from a mixed media paper pad I decided to experiment with Gelatos, I've had some for ages but have never really used them, until now that is. This was only going to be an experimental piece but I quite like how it turned out.

As I said I started with the cardboard backing from a Strathmore mixed media pad and covered it with pieces of torn book pages and then I covered it in gesso. I then randomly drew all over it with Gelatos and sprayed on water using a large paintbrush and a piece of old natural sponge I moved the colour around until I was happy with the result. 
Then came all the stamping, using:-
Carabelle Studio XXL stamp "Mecanique Steampunk"
Tim Holtz "Documented"
Stampendous are the circles
and the birds a partial stamping of a Katzelkrafts collage stamp.
Artistic Outpost "Think and Wonder" (Children)
I then stenciled the Donna Downey "Anemone Duo" Stencil with Wendy Vecchi black texture paste (I turned it into a poppy) and painted it with Paperartsy Fresco finish paint.
Sentiment is from Tim's Small Talk stickers book.

This was never intended to end up as a finished piece but I just kept going with it and ended up with a piece that I like, I love it when that happens.
I think I need to buy some more Gelatos now!!
Hope you like it
I would also like to enter this into the anything Mixed Media Challenge over at We love 2 Create
Amanda X


  1. Love this! Just dug out my Gelatoes last night too!

  2. Told you Gelatos were good! I LOVE this as you know I love fact I have to pin it so everyone can love it too!
    Big Poppy hugs
    No.1 fan xxxx

  3. it looks stunning, great colors too!
    Groetjes Karin

  4. I love this very effektive composition of stamps, stencil and colors!
    Big hugs Anja

  5. Fabulous background and wonderful stamping, no wonder you love it.
    Haven't tried Gelatos but this looks good.
    Avril xx

  6. Amanda - it just seems to me like everything you do is just getting better and better and better! This is WONDERFUL. So happy your experimental piece turned into a work of art. It really is inspiring. j.

  7. You keep amazing me with your stunning work, Amanda. Another masterpiece i.m.o.
    Corrie x

  8. This really is stunning Amanda and love all the texture. Beautiful rich colour too.
    Fliss xx

  9. A fabulous piece, love the background and images. Will have to use my gelatos a bit more I think.
    Yvonne xx

  10. This is great! I love the moody background with the black stamping on top, what a fabulous effect!!
    Georgie xx


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