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