Sunday, 1 June 2014

Tando Masks/Stencils are fabulous!!!!!

Hellooo!  I have tried lots of different makes of MASKS/STENCILS and I really have found that Tando Creative are the best ones.  They are very sturdy  (but not too thick that they are useless iyswim) and very strong.  They take anything that you can throw at them...a good scrub and they are as good as new! There is a huge variety to suit all tastes and we also make for Andy Skinner and Neil Walker.  Here I have used 2 on my 7x5 inch canvas along with a large bird from one of Tando's 1st kits.

For the background I used some Modelling Paste through the ANDY SKINNER SUNBURST MASK and when dry covered the whole canvas in DecoArt Turquoise acrylic, adding some Gothic Purple Stazon around the edges and a little over the ridges.  Then I added some Glossy Accents to some of the raised areas.  For the BIRD - I trimmed him off his base and dabbed different colour acrylics over him before adding some Sparkle Medium in Amethyst through the LONG FLOURISH MASK.  When that was dry and accented it with the Stazon again.  The LETTERS are also by Tando and have been painted and glossy accents applied.  I finished off with some Prima leaves and flowers.

The bird came from this kit... *WELCOME BIRD HANGING*

The masks that I used...these are 8x8 inch and 12x3 inch so a good size...



and the letters...*ALPHA SHEET*
CLEANING YOUR MASKS -When I was at the NEC Trade How in February I got a fantastic tip from Leandra Franich on how to clean your masks if a simple scrub won't budge the gunk on them - spray with oven cleaner and leave for a short while and then wash off!  Works a treat :-D
Thank you for coming to see my canvas today, take care out there, HUGS xxx


Sue said...

Gorgeous bird and canvas,love the colours.
Sue xx

chrissies said...

Beautiful textured piece Karen and thank you for tip on cleaning masks. Agree that Tando make really great ones

Chrissie x

Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful Karen, I love the birds swirly patterns, great colours too :D Hope you've had a great weekend :D Hugs Gay x

Dawn said...

I LOVE this canvas sweetie. Gorgeous colours and details that show off the fab Tando stuff beautifully. The gloss is amazing hee hee.
Huge huggles x x x x

Gio said...

I totally agree with you!!

And your canvas is truly oustanding, love the colours, the brightnss and the bird!

Coco said...

A wonderful make Karen, wow, really love this!!!! Hugs, Coco xxx

Kaz said...

It's gorgeous Karen xxx

Carol said...

loving the texture on your bird Karen - fab make xx