Thursday, 12 September 2019

Sugar Skull Wall Art Plaque- Fiona Randall

Morning all Fiona here with a project using Andy's New Release and Previous Release Stamps and Image Transfer Sheets to create a fun piece of wall art.

I started by giving a piece of Grey Board ( 5x12 ins) a coat of grey chalk paint and then stamped all over with Watering Can Archival Ink using Andy's Distressed Wallpaper Stamp ( I absolutely this adore this stamp). Next up I cut three squares of grey board gave them a coat of tinting base and applied distress oxides and spritzed with water to create the feel of aged paper.
I then created a master board onto cardstock using distress oxides and stamped the sugar skull from Andy's new release and the moth twice from Andy's previous release with archival ink and fussy cut. The squares were then given decoration using Andy's Image Transfers from the Poe Diversity and the French Fancy sets. The squares were then attached to the background base using off cuts of grey board to give depth and dimension. The skull was then attached to the centre square using an off cut of grey board to raise. Then the moths applied at jaunty angles to complete the piece. I hope you like this as much as I do. Until the next time.

Products used.

Other Products
Ranger Archival Ink- Watering Can, Black.
Ranger Distress Oxides, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Wheathered Wood.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Vintage Bicycle Tag by Suz

Hi all
Here's a vintagy little tag inspired by Andy's new bicycle stamp.
A layer of music paper and some vintage paper from an old accounting book 
that belonged to my darling Betty who passed away in recently aged 102.  
Then layers of stamping, stencilling, some embossing powder and 
die inks all added to create the background.
Plus a little gold (I had to eat a chocolate to be able to reuse that gold wrapper, such sacrifice!). 
Then a grungy rose made from the bicycle wheels, 
and some bandage (cheesecloth) and stamped text. 

A pearl in the flower and a few smaller ones on the verticle gold strip, a bit of ribbon and it's finished.
Thanks so much for looking. If you'd like a more detailed step, by step, have a look at my blog here.

And here are all the gorgeous products I used:
Andy Skinner Range:
Imperial Rover Cycles
Grunge Wallpaper
Embossing powders:
Raspberry Ice Cream
Stencil: Cogged Up
Cosmic Shimmer Quick Grab Glue

Other products used: Inks:
Distress inks; Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linin, Bundled Sage
Versamark clear, Versafine Onyx Black

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Circus Roll Up!

Hi everyone Dee here my project today uses Andy's new stamps and embossing powders.
I added some clay stars and film strip along with a rusted 3.

To start off I painted a small tag with black Gesso, I used ultra thick embossing powder along with black embossing powder final coat was Andys granite embossing powder.
Once the stamp had cooled down I used a patina antiquing cream along with the white from Deco art Media line. Once dry i knocked back with a damp cloth.
I then glued on the film strip and attached my stars that had been painted with iron oxide paint from golden. a touch of silver/pewter treasure gold to highlight. The number 3 had been rusted naturally.
I then put a black card backing followed by a craft backing.and attached the word sticks. these were taken from the circus poster which I had re stamped in sepia and glued onto a wooden stirrer.
a small clay cog was used at the top.


  1. Cosmic Shimmer Andy Skinner Mixed media Embossing Powder Granite
  2. Creative Expressions Rubber stamp by Andy Skinner Roll up.

  1. Small tag from tags mega bundle
  1. Antiquing cream in Patina and white.
  2. Media black gesso.

Thursday, 5 September 2019



Hi my friends
I was so  impatiently waiting to use  the new products of Andy Skinner .

Wooden panel 13 x18 cm
This project consists  of four levels
 1rst level-the wooden panel

I applied a layer of strata paste.It dries quickly.With the compination of acrylic colors i made the rusty effect on the panel.[paynes grey -transparent  yellow iron oxide-cobalt turquise hue-guinacridone gold].I also used chipboard elements and colored them to seem rusty screws.

2nd level
I  glued a book page on a piece of a chipboard.[little bit smaller than the page].
 I used the stencil 'Barbed wire' twice.In the first wire i put modelling paste and then embossing powder[the combination of 3 colours].in the second wire i put acrylic paint.
Then i used the 'grunge wallpaper' stampe all over the page  and ''enigma'' stamp at the edges with archival inks.At the end i distressed the edges again with archival ink.

3rd and 4th level
Of course i will finish my project with my lovely air dry clay.
I rolled out a layer of clay and i made a square tile.I put from the ''earth without art'' stamp only the word ART and second the andy's stamps from the decoart series.After that i stamped on the clay layer the ''sugar skyll' stampand cut it out.I curved it a little and let the pieces of clay to dry.
When they dried i painted them firstly with a gesso and secondly with one coat of acrylic paint.i made the antiquing effect with oil colors.
The final touch.. I added some mixed media transfers from the Poe Diversity sheet 
I wrapped a part of  the clay skull with rusty wire.

  Focus on the present.. dream your future

Thanks for reading
many kisses

Maria Kantzali

List of supplies

Decoart media modelling paste white

Decoart media texture sand paste

Decoart media White gesso
Decoart media fluid acrylics
paynes grey-transparent yellow iron oxide,quinacridone gold, Cobalt turquoise hue
 Decoart Traditions acrylics
titanium white -warm white   
Andy's Skinner stamps from Creative Expressions
Tando creative industrial chipboards elements set of andy skinner 
 Archival ink jet black-sepia-aquamarine

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Candy Skull Festival Bag Dangle

Hi all
So excited about the new launch. The DT have been really fired up by the new products so I'll make this a quick post!
 I started off colouring some card with Distress Oxides, then
chose the area of colour I liked most and stamped onto it using Archival Ink. 
Acrylic paints helped to add pops of colour, and whiten the teeth. 


The skull is mounted onto a slice of wood (taken from an ash tree in our garden) which I painted with white gesso and covered with Andy's lush Crystal Glaze embossing powder.
Then I stamped out the image again, cut out the rose from the forehead, painted it and decoupaged it onto the main image to give depth. A few die cuts, feathers, beads, gems a hanging chain and of course a repurposed parrot earring, complete my bag charm!

Here is my 'festival dangle' hanging from it's new home on my back pack! For a more detailed look at the project and info on all the products, click here to see the post on my blog.
Thanks for looking. Enjoy the new products!