Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Andy Skinner Worshoop

What A Great Weekend
 


 


 


 
Good day to all you bloggers followers and visitors. Well this evening is getting a bit breezy out there so a perfect time to  sit here and share with you the fantastic experience we all had at an Andy Skinner Workshop I went to and show you one of the projects that we made which I must confess is my favourite, We all had such a fun time as they are all lovely ladies and Andy was amazing. Very relaxed and helpful. Now I could ramble on for ages to tell you how we made this book but I will try to be a brief as possible. Who would believe that it started life as just a little black book.
The change began when we covered it with white Gesso and then used red and yellow acrylic paints over the top just slapping it on at random Next step was stamping the chosen image all over including down the spine ( mine was obviously script.)  After that we highlighted some areas with an interferance paint. Next step was useing stencils to put on the words and owls etc  which when dry was covered with an opaque paint. The final step was to then paint the whole project with a soft touch sealer. An amazing product.
Bye the way all the product that we used were by Deco Art and some were so new that they hadnt yet hit the retailers. Wernt we the lucky ones? I confess to not remembering all the names so please forgive me for not telling you.
The heart was MDF which we covered in a texture paste and then drew the pattern on with the wrong end of a paintbrush. How clever were we! Haha. Each section was then painted first with acrylic paint and then a coat of interferance paint on top. The big holes in the pattern were made with a straw.
The little dots were then put on useing an acrylic paint and a small ball too and the big dots were filled in useing a paint brush. the final step was the crackle glaze the centre heart. Job done. I think the secret to success with this project is the make sure that each step is dry before moving on tho the next one. Oh bye the way nearly forgot the book was edged with black Archivale ink.
To finish of I would just like the thank Andy for a brilliant weekend and shareing his knowledge with us and putting up with us and also a big thank you to Sue tucker of Art Workshops for oraganizing it. she does an amazing job. Of course lets not forget all the lovely friendly crafty who I shared the weekend with. They were all lovely.
 
Well I think I have prattled on enough for one day so
Good Night
and
Happy Crafting
Kayx
 
 
 

15 comments:

SamsHomeCookedDesigns.com said...

Hi Kay, you have done a lovely job here its lovely. Was great to see you, even if it was only very briefly. xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, love it.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lea Brawn said...

What fab projects Kay. Glad you had a great time x

jane stillman said...

A brilliant project it is now an amazing book instead of a little black book!

Laine said...

Stunning, colour and detailed project Kay.
Laine
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Kay.

gr karin

Jennifer Bradley said...

Gorgeous project xx

Kate M said...

What a fabulous project -love it !
xx

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Kay wow what a fantastic Journal Cover, beautiful colours and love the heart.

Hugs Erin x

Shary said...

Fantastic projects. x

Tracy said...

Looks fantastic Kay, heart looks great x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation with equally as gorgeous colours I have joined your blog as a new follower. ♥aNNie
The Journey is the Start

Dawn Lancaster said...

Looks like you all had fun Kay! Great project!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave a sweet comment!
Hugs
Dawn xx

scrappyjen said...

that looks fab Kay! Are you going to Finnabair? I went to AFTH and it was amazing. Was very tempted by the one up here too.... jx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous project, Px