Friday, 23 March 2018

Stamp files

Hi all well I was on the hunt for a file that I could store my stamps in and couldn't find anything that I liked so has a bit of a brain wave and used 2 canvas boards to create the covers which I combines with 3 large ring binder rings and stamp die holder pages.
Front Cover

So using all the texture, crackle, & sand pastes that I could find along with some of Andy's stencil & stamps I got to work. I wanted something to look like old stone to match the fossils and make them look like they were buried in stone.
Back Cover

I used mini art stones along with sand and a credit card dragged through the wet paste to create lines.
The tissue stamped onto grease proof paper was glued down and the paste was blended to make it look like it has been revealed as the stone has eroded.

Once happy I went in with chalk base paint and painted over the entire canvas until I was happy with the effect.

Next came the fun bit adding the colour lots of water, spritzing, knocking back & starting again.

As the water and paint bleed through the canvas it soaks into the cracks and crevices creating lovely depth to the canvas.

I really took my time applying the colour and I must confess I really do enjoy this stage of any piece 
of art that I am working on.

I applied triple embossed elements see above photo this one is from Andy's Stampendous Fossils stamp set. 

The stamps used for the embossing on this canvas is from Illusionary artists Gothic Grunge and you can see the fossils stamped image peeking out.

A perfect blend with the fossil stencil.

A close up.

I used touches of guilding wax to pull bits forward.
I hope you have all enjoyed my project today Thank you for taking time to stop by.
A list of all products used is below.
Cheers Dee x

FOSSILS rubber stamp set, chunky clear and gold embossing powders.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Tech Trauma Wall Art

For this project I combined Andy's gorgeous Tech Trauma stamps with Stampendous
Embossing powders on a brayered background and made myself a little bit of wall art!
Below is a pic of the framed piece, another close up where I've tried to show the bling,
and a brief description of how it came together! 
 The finished artwork I've popped into an Ikea box frame.
I made my own mount as theirs was too small, full details and a few more pics here!
It's a bit moody but still sparkles!!! 
 First brayer a nice thick layer of DecoArt White Gesso - love this gesso as it is a fabulously
thick consistency so that gives all the layers to come a great, textured base. After the Gesso
I layered up all the paints listed below, going back in with more layers
until I was happy with the coverage and colours.
Once all the paint was dry I then did some random background stamping with my
'feature stamp' which I did upside down.
I can get away with it being that way up because this is such a textured piece;
the detailed writing part of the stamp kinda gets lost in the background and is not defined enough for you to see the text is upside down, (though the writing shows beautifully on less lumpy surfaces).
 I triple embossed with 3 types of powders from the Stampendous Encrusted Jewel set.
On the final layer I have my inked stamp ready and quickly press it into the melted
powders really firmly while they are still molten.
I hadn't let the paper fully dry when I heated the embossing powder, so
it buckled a bit. but once all the embossing powders were fully cooled
I just stuck it under some heavy books and it was fine!
That's it! Thanks for looking. Suz x

Products used:
Illusionary Artist Tech Trauma Stamp Set IAAS1004 by Andy Skinner
DecoArt Media paints:
White Gesso, and fluid acrylics: Primary Cyan, Prussian Blue Hue, Intrference Blue, Carbon Black and Titanium White
Stampendous Enamels from the Frantage Encrusted Jewel Blue Kit (colours used were Shabby Blue, Royal Blue and Silver Halo)
Other products used: Versamark and Archival ink pads, a mini brayer, card for the base and pearlised card for the mount

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Unlock Your Destiny by Fiona Randall.

Morning all Fiona here with another project using one of Andy's new Stampendous Stamp sets teamed up with items from Andy's Tando Greyboard Kits and of course The DecoArt Media Line of Acrylic paints.

I decided to create a little wall plaque  Assemblage in the Gothic/Vintage style. This is a great way to use up any leftover bits from kits/workshops and throw them all together to create something totally unique. As always this project involved my favourite substrate Grey board which can be cut to any shape and size you desire.

Here's a close up of some of the detail.
If you are interested in seeing the process steps for this little project they will be over on my blog tomorrow and can be found HERE

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your weekend is going well.
Hugs Fiona.

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics:- Cobalt Teal Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Raw Umber, Quinacrodone Gold, Carbon Black ,White.

DecoArt Media :-Texture Sand Paste, Tinting Base, Heavy Gel Medium Vintage Wash ( Patina ). Antiquing Cream ( Patina).

DecoArt Chalky Finish :- Carbon.

DecoArt  Extreme Sheen:- Vintage Brass.
Door plate, Porthole, nuts and bolts from Andy Skinner's Industrial Elements Kit and leftover items from workshops.

Andy skinner stamp sets from Stampendous :- Textures.

 Other:- Archival Ink Pad:- Black..  Old Key, plaster cast ornament and Vintage Face from my own stash. Embossing Folder.


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Sacred Heart Tags

Now that the infamous Andy Skinner Creative Team and the fearless leader himself, has made it back from Stitches all in one peice. I am sharing two of the pieces that I made for the show. This was made with the Andy's Sacred Heart Kit. Instead of keeping the kit together, I (like always) decontruct it and actually made two separated pieces with the collection along, with a few added elements from Andy's Industrial Elements Kits. Presenting the first piece is "Ray of Love" IMG_1274

Incombonation with the new stamps from Stampendous and the Illustionary Artists.


 The other piece titled "Gothic Wings" was inspired by one of Andy's older stamps sets "Handle with Care". I actually made a mould out of the stamp and cast a resin mould for the three dimensional wings for the tag.  

Here are a few close-ups for you. 



Have a great creative Day

black and white head shot
Find more of me Here: Heather Thompson 

Gothic Wings
DecoArt: Base: Titan Buff, Phthalo Gren-Blue, Colbalt Teal Hue, Medium Grey Value 6, Pyrrole Red, Paynes Grey, Carbon Black, Quinacridone Gold, Tinting Base, Ultra Matte Varnish, Americana Decou-Page Matte
Industrial Elements, Sacred Secrets
Andy Skinners Handle with Care ASCRS7, Andy Skinner Stamps AS Textures ASCR12, Industrial ASCRS03
Other Supplies:
Amazing Casting Resin
Ray Of Love 
Pyrrole Orange, Pyrrole Red, Titan Bugg, Dairylide Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Black Gesso, Ultra Matte Varnish, Medium Grey Value, Paynes Grey, Tinting Base
 Sacred Secrets, Large Straight Edge Arches, Industrial Elements
Textures ASCRS12, Industrial ASCRS03

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Brand New Kits from Andy Skinner

Today sees the pre-order release of the brand new Andy Skinner kits by Tando Creative.

These greyboard kits are manufactured by Tando Creative in quality greyboard that can be painted, embossed and altered. The kits all feature Andy's signature industrial style and are perfect for your mixed media creations. 

Head over to the Andy Skinner store now for the full range!