Saturday 9 July 2011

Lots to Tell!

Hi everyone,
I have a few things to post today as it's been a week since my last entry and there has been lot's happening this week.
First up is to let you know I will be at the Craft Barn on the first weekend of September. 
The Saturday will be a FREE demo day of which details are listed below and will also be holding a day workshop on the Sunday, unfortunately the workshop is now fully booked but I am hoping to do more in the near future.
Also the fantastic Wishing well over at the Craft Barn Blog are having an Andy Skinner week on the run up to the weekend..I feel so honoured!! 
The very talented design team will be providing step by step tutorials on the blog throughout the week so please check it out.


From watercolouring to alcohol inks
Andy Skinner, Carol Cockbain and Lina McDermott will be showing you loads of ideas using Andy’s stamps combined with lots of other goodies in our free demo day at The Craft Barn.

Ok next up is the news that I have received in the post this week, the first sets of my new Christmas Stamps…Yes I know it's only July but I am absolutely thrilled with them.
I have spent a long time designing these sets, most of the stamps on two of the sets can be used all year round and not just for Christmas which was my main aim. The third set has more of a traditional…slightly retro Christmas feel to it.
I will be posting samples of them on here in the next few days.

Finally I just wanted to share my latest mixed media painting with you which is inspired by Gary Reef.
It is my first attempt on a 24cm x 17cm piece of Plexi Glass, adding layers on both the reverse and the front mean's the painting has great depth, although it is very hard to show this in a photograph.
Media used on this project is Stazon Ink, Acrylic paint, alcohol Ink, isopropanol and gold leaf.
I have a new video camera…yea!!! so I may do a little video of it enabling you to see the depth of the different layers.
Bye for now,



  1. Oo An Andy Skinner week. you share it with USA national ventriloquism week! Isn't that random .. Lol good luck on the Demos and congrats on having your own week hehe....

  2. painting looks stunning Andy... can't wait to see the details when you get the chance to play with your new camera

  3. You have been busy Andy !! Love the multi-media painting too !!

  4. Beautiful mixed media painting. Gorgeous, new Christmas stamps as well. I just found you on a thread post at SCS. Your art is fantastic. I will be trying some of your techniques soon. So glad I "found" your blog, Andy! :)


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