Saturday, 17 August 2013

Andy Skinner at Tando

Hello :D  We are having an 'all things ' *Andy Skinner*  week at Tando hehe!  If you haven't heard of this very clever and artistic man then go check out his blog.  He does amazing things with paint that us mere mortals can only dream of!!!!  Saying that though...I don't think he really thought I would actually paint his nails turquoise when I saw him last hahahaha! 

(But where were you when I needed you Andy?  I had a real lack of mojo for this.  Its not as if I don't use his stencils/masks as I do most of the time!  I guess it was just one of those weeks where I had other things on my mind.  I have made up a card just using his masks (brilliant quality as are all Tando masks).) 

All that mumbling above was last week hehe and even though I had this post all ready to go I tried again hahaha!  This time I have used a 6x4inch flat canvas and just played!!!!!  First I used the SUNBURST mask to add some Texture Paste then lots of layers of DecoArt paints on the background until I was happy (fingers are good for this).  Then EVOLUTION was stencilled on with a dark blue acrylic and Treasure Silver rubbed around.  I die cut some 'silver' metal to add to the bottom and wires were threaded for the top.  Far better than the card I made hahaha!

Now I know that you 'need' to see the card as well so here it is...

I sprayed my craft mat with pinks and purples and swooshed my card onto it for the background.  Using a stencil brush I added paint through the Baroque mask in PaperArtsy Fresco Lace and Eggplant.  When that was dry I replaced the mask over the face and went over it again with an embossing pen before clear embossing it. Some painty circles, lines and doodling and I was done here.  I stencilled similar colours through Burning Rubber mask down the side of a card blank.  A painted & clear embossed heart from the Mini Range completes the look.  These are the masks that I used...

If you haven't used any of Andy's masks then take a look *here* at all the designs...they are fabulous!!!!

Thank you for popping by, take care, HUGS xxx


Traceyr said...

Wow Karen where you've added the textured paste to the starburst gives a grand effect. Loving the colours in your background - nothing wrong with using your digits to move the paint around. :)

Dawn said...

Lol they are both gorgeous makes sweetie, what are you like!!!!!!!!
Your canvas is stunning, I adore your texture and painty background, perfect setting for Sir Skinner's fab masks. Your card is beautiful too, superb inky background and fab stenciling to boot. Grand job as always darling, love you.
Huge huggles x x x x

Coco said...

I love your canvas and your use of Sunburst, AWESOME !!! And the association of the masks is wonderful. Fab colours and result, and although your card is not so bad haha, you were right to give it a another try indeed !!! Big hugs xxx

Gio said...

Andy Skinner who! ;-)
Love the canvas, love the way you used both stencils, especially the silver touch is brilliant!

Ok ok the canvas is better than the card, but I think it just needed a better picture, pretty sure in RL it's nice. And by the way, it's pink!

Sandy said...

Hey Karen -- I feel like that ape on the evolutionary scale with this fractured hip - oh woe is me!! I do love the face but when I tried to order it seems the were out of stock oh double oh woe is me - LOL!