Monday, 25 February 2013

Texture and techniques with Andy Skinner

It was great to get all messy with paint and texture paste on my workshop with Andy yesterday and we made this book box which is made from paper mache board.


With respect to Andy and his on-line workshops I won't give you the recipe, but suffice to say, there are numerous layers of embossed card, texture paste, crackle paint, fabric and paints to create this patina copper effect.


I just love the finished look and feel to this altered box and had to play more. 

I decided to  marry up the Artistic Outpost Referral Programme where anything goes this month and Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge to use a stamp that hasn't yet been inked. This time I used the rusted metal technique. It's similar to the box above but uses different colour combinations.


I have a couple of sets of Artistic Outpost stamps I bought before Christmas still waiting to have the light of day and decided to open Secretary Pool and make a little box to keep all my paper-clips in.


I used a Crafts Too embossing folder to get the typewriter keyboard effect for the lid.


The fabulous AO stamps are perfect to embellish the top and sides and also to make base and lid covers for the inside.



I can see me experimenting with these techniques to discover more colour combinations and not just to create metal effects.

Hope you are having a creative day.

hugs {brenda} x0x

 Other challenges to have fun with- 
Sunday Stamper - Texture


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38 comments:

Rita said...

Wow, Wow and further Wow Brenda. What a fascinating post. Your book box is fabulous and so unique. You must have had some messy fun whilst creating it too. The patina look just gives it the colour to enhance the texture. Wonderful Creation. Hugs Rita xx

Buttons said...

Oh you must have had a ball at Andy's classes! LOVE both the large and small boxes. So much wonderful texture and by far the most superb way anyone has found to store their paperclips! You will never lose yours in future. Looking forward to your future projects. Hugs, Jenny x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh my GOSH Brenda! Fabulous! Love this textured pieces! AWESOME!

Terry said...

If I do ever make it out your way, we will have to schedule it around one of Andy's workshops! How cool would that be! Love what you did in his class! Fabulous box using those lovely Secretary Pool AO stamps and I am thrilled you joined the referral program! Love this box! Hugs!

Fandhmum said...

Brenda, love this project.
I really like the typewriter keys - such a brilliant example of what creative things can be done with embossing folders.
Rosie x

Karin said...

Wow that box looks fabulous! Love the texture!

1CardCreator said...

Lovely boxes, love all the texture and the embellishments look perfect too! ~Diane

Redanne said...

Both boxes look amazing Brenda, love the way you have created the texture on the first and love all the elements that you used on the little box - what a posh holder for your paper clips! Hugs, Anne x

Daniele said...

now that is one seriously lush textured box, love the the texture and colour that you created
hugs

Juls said...

Such fabulous creations!! Hugs Juls xxx

Candy C said...

Brenda...your paper mache book with the Andy Skinner techniques is simply stunning. WOW!!! I love it. I love Andy Skinner's techniques. Your box you created to hold your paper clips is also stunning. I love the embossed top and the stamps you've used to embellish the interior and exterior sides of the box. A very lovely and unique piece! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Suzi B said...

Wow!... love the colours on this fabulous box.
Suzi B x

Vicky said...

Wow hun...they are both so gorgeous and I so love the colours you have used too..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Annie said...

Hi Brenda........great storage for the paperclips.......I so love the texture you have created here..absolutely stuning. What a great make at Andy's workshop too. Would so love to attend one...will have to see if he will come north of the border.


TFS and good luck in the challenges.

THanks for the lovely comments you leave me too. It means so much.

CRafty hugs

Annie x

Meggymay said...

Wow fantastic textures. Two stunning projects.
Yvonne.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Both fabulous pieces Brenda. Love the patina and texture on the book box, the patina is very striking and I love how you used the AO secretary pool plate on your box. The rusted technique looks fabulous as does the embossing on the top of the box. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Ellie Knol said...

You must think that I always say the same about your projects, but really, this is gorgeous!

Anita Houston said...

I really enjoyed these AO images! You did them justice! Love the vintage grunginess!

Gio said...

Such gorgeous textured effect on both boxes.

But the first one is my fave!

2amscrapper said...

Box 1: fabulous texture and color. Box 2: I love that embossing folder. I must look for it. Amazing art, Brenda!

Laura said...

Looking good girl!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda, such a fantastic project.

catherine said...

I just love the look of this Brenda and so tactile looking. Loving the colours too
x catherine

butterfly said...

Absolutely amazing texture on that book cover... and I love your box - fabulous typewriter lid, and perfect use of the Secretary Pool stamps. So great to have you play along with us at AO!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

At the risk of sounding odd... I'd love to run my hands all over that blue box. WOW, it is STUNNING! And your clip box is unique and darling... such a great idea to use the embossing folder on the cover and sides.

Johanna said...

These boxes are absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for joining It's all about the vintage and beauty challenge :o)

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful Bren, I don't know how you keep doing it..... ideas, ideas, ideas... fab! Chris xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab! So glad you have inked up that set! I won't feel so bad about using it now, lol,

Lucy x

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda, both projects are absolutely gorgeous! Love the texture and the color, you do amazing work.

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Mrs Brown...not visited for a while and it looks like I have missed out seeing all your wonderful creations and these boxes are no exception. Will visit again soon ...thank you for entering It's all about the Vintage "box" challenge. Suzanne xxx

trisha too said...

Brenda, these are all fab--it looks as if you've mastered this technique!

:)

Alexa said...

These are both fab Brenda. Were you at Wantage for the workshop? My friend Ruth was doing them there so wondered if you two met? Hope you put them both to good use as they look gorgeous! Sorry I've not been by lately - got new job so time is being eaten up too quickly!! xx

Anita Houston said...

Fab use of these AO images! Love the old antique patina you've laid out on these pieces...just fabulous! Awesome works of Art! Thanks so much for stamping with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Hels Sheridan said...

love those textures, they look so touchable... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Barb Cady said...

What a brilliant project, an item to treasure. Love the textures. x

Kathyk said...

FAB projects Brenda - especially the Andy Skinner patina effect.

Still trying to catch up after craftathon weekend in Hereford AND ten days with no internet!

Have a fab weekend and thank you for your continued commenting on my bloggy

Kathyk

Ginger said...

What a great project. X

Shirl said...

Just blown away sweets this is the most amazing thing I have seen.

Hugs Shirley x x