Friday 22 March 2019

Book panel for Andy Skinner

So I decided to do something different this year for my Andy Skinner posts and create a heavyweight panel book so you will see a few more of these coming over the next few months so that I can keep some of my more grungy mixed media work together..

Process steps
Paint the board with phthalo green-blue, prussian blue hue, cerulean blue and titan buff. Heat dry.
Drag slightly watery paynes grey around the edges, spritz with water, let it move about and heat dry. This frames the board.

Apply crackle paste through Andy's fossil stencil and put aside to dry.

Take the telephone dial and roughly scrape over some texture sand paste.
Rustify the frame pieces of greyboard I wanted to follow along with team member Hannah's fabulous Facebook live video which you can find HERE.

I sort of repeated Hannah's process on the telephone dial as well but she talked about mixing it up - so I did.

I took the printed numbers dial from the kit and gave it a coat of dirty matte medium wash to seal it and make it look aged. I stamped the circular board from Andy's Curiosity set of stamps in both coffee and black archival ink and also gave that a coat of dirty matte medium (thats decoart matte medium mixed with a little paynes grey and quin gold - just the tiniest pin prick amounts and a wet brush!).

It was here I started to assemble pieces and play with designs to the point that I really didn't like the room the frame took up, it created a distraction from the beautiful fossil and telephone dial. I knew I would use it some point but just not on this composition. After fiddling with all sorts of bits and pieces I decided I would go for book corners and simply make them look rusty with layers of watery quin gold. I also added some watery washes over the fossil crackle to start the transformation process using cerulean blue and red iron oxide,

 Next I scraped black modeling paste through Andy's Bubbles stencil around the fossil. When that was dry I also added some random patches of texture sand paste. It looks really grungy and not too attractive at the moment. Now the inner critic set in - was this going to work? etc, etc.

Once dry the fun began using all the rusty layering colours of paint with a water spritzer and a heat gun. I used paynes grey, burnt umber, transparent yellow iron oxide and quinacridone gold.

Then time to assemble.

My project is over on Andy's blog today with links to all the supplies.

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by and ....

Andy Skinner stencils - Fossil and Bubbles
Andy Skinner stamps - Curiosity
Andy Skinner (Tando) kit - So Call Me Already
DecoArt media fluid acrylics - phthalo green-blue, prussian blue hue, cerulean blue, titan buff, paynes grey, silver metallic, yellow oxide. metallic gold, quinacridone gold, burnt umber, transparent yellow oxide.
DecoArt Media - white crackle paste, sand texture paste, black modeling paste, matte medium


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This is all so delicious Brenda and a great idea to keep all these creations in one place, it's all too easy to lose those single pieces this is a fab way to document it all within one flip. I live that stencil, I know I have this one deep down in my stencil stash. Don't you just love how that blue transforms colours to a grunge rusted delight?
Thank you again for sharing with us. Have a fabulous weekend.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Redanne said...

When this popped up in my reader it was one of those 'be still my beating heart' moments Brenda! Tracey used the right word - delicious! My favourite stencil of all time combined with gorgeous rust and texture - what could be better... your book cover is absolutely stunning and will make a wonderful place to store your future gorgeous creations. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xxx

gibonik said...

This is brilliant!!! Love the crackled fossil, the colors, just everything!!! :)

Gina said...

Now that looks like the phone I'd expect to find inside the Tardis!!! A fossilised spiral of time with a proper dial :D ...and I just love the word "Rustify" :D XXX

froebelsternchen said...

Nomen est omen, really ****EXCLUSIVE**** ! A rare beauty Brenda!

Happy weekend!

Annie said...

Wonderful details and colours Brenda x the stencil looks amazing and the rusty adornments are the perfect addition x
Have a great weekend xx

Meggymay said...

An awesome project, the grungy, rusty and texture of the piece is fabulous.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! Wow!! I love, love the rusty telephone dial!! The fossil stencil looks so gorgeous!! This is spectacular, Brenda!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Jane said...

What a fab cover Brenda, the rust is so real! A gorgeous way to keep all your wonderful art. Have a lovely weekend, hugs xxx

Cheryl said...

Brenda, I just had to come by and comment on what a wonderful piece this is. I love the colors and how they play with the texture and shapes. You do lovely work.

Hazel Agnew said...

Oh Brenda, this is just perfect! What I call Texturetastic! Good enough to eat! Makes me smile. Xx

Susanne said...

What a fabulous cover you have made Brenda! Love the colors, texture and design! And this fossil stencil was perfect for this piece! Awesome! Hugs Susanne.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great idea to make a panel book! This cover looks amazing with all its texture, rusting and crackle! It will be such an amazing keep-sake. All of Andy's products are just perfect for something like this, specially in your capable hands of course...

maria's knutselplezier said...

Super I love this, very special!!


Mrs.B said...

A fabulous project Brenda, loved seeing how this came about. You've created some amazing textures.
Avril xx

sarascloset said...

What a mixed media treat! I love all of your effects, especially that amazing RUST! Wow, just WOW! I hope you have a great week ahead! Hugs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I'm in love, and blown away by the telephone panel thingy!!! WOWZERS!!! All that rusted grunge is fabulous! PINNED of course!

A Pink said...

An absolute Stunner, Brenda. You can work those DecoArt products to their max. The rust effect is superb and such a smart idea to combine the ammorite with a telephone dial. Brillant! x

Words and Pictures said...

I caught a glimpse of this the other day, but didn't have time to stop and look in detail. So happy to have the chance now to see all the glorious close-ups and process photos. It really is an amazing creation.
Alison x