Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Book of Ruination

I have been working recently with a new technique and I have now nailed it after much experimenting... just need to come up with a name for it!
I have used it on this Altered book and so pleased with the result now.

Andy Skinner Altered book of ruination


You may remember its first appearance on my Here's Johnny Book below.

Andy Skinner Altered Art Book here's johnny

Going to have to cut this post short as preparing for a busy weekend, tomorrow I am going to be at BarjanB Crafts in Leicester then Saturday demonstrating at the Craft Barn and Sunday Holding a mixed media workshop also at the Craft Barn so lots to prepare for.
I will leave you with this Alterations tag called Timeless Treasure.


Thanks for reading,

Andy

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic ! I looks like an alien skin, I love it !!!!

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    1. I'm liking Alien Skin..... sound better than my first thought which was rotting flesh :)

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  2. Wicked book that texture is fantantic what did you use to create the texture
    Alien Skin works but rotting flesh is perfect for halloween :)

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    1. Thanks, would love to tell you what is used but this technique is going to be used for a new workshop so I have to keep it under wraps... sorry :(

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  3. fabulous! wow.. this texture looks like Tyvek... adorable bookcover!

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    1. Your right Susi it does look very much like burnt Tyvec... but its not :)

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  4. Love the texture Andy. Really fab technique.

    Crafty hugs Annie :)

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  5. ...wowzers Andy this is stunning, amazing textures...the first thing I thought was gosh that looks like Osteoporosis (weird I know but I'm in the NHS) the texture is like a slice of bone that has become porous and lost density...incredible Andy I love it! always a delight to visit here...Mel :)

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    1. Thank you Mel, very much appreciated :)

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  6. This looks like a great technique, dying to know more at some point. Elaine

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  7. Mmmmm looks very different, now I want to know how to do it lol. Great book cover.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  8. Fantastic ... very inspireing work inventive bet you get a buzz when it works out how you like ... Will you be shareing the technique even if we all have to wait a while ...lol Mark :o)

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    1. Thanks Mark, I will be doing it on live workshops up and down the country next year and possible eventually it will go as an online workshop.

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  9. Looks like a caul (think that's how you spell it) - the lining of a (pig's) stomach you use to wrap a beef wellington or whatever in. Looking forward to the invite to the class, Andy!!

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  10. Great Effect Andy can't wait to try this one when you announce the workshop dates. I'll be there................

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    1. Thanks Fiona, think you will enjoy this one :)

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  11. hello, is impressive! I would like to ask what techniques do you use? much I like it and I would like to try ...: D these are the colors? spray? thanks for your answer :)

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  12. ps I would be grateful for any hints, advice. my blog http://fioridifantasia.blogspot.it/

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  13. Hello!
    I'm sorry, I do not know English, so use an automatic translator.
    I found your post just now, 4 years after publication. Recently saw your book, very impressed and decided to find the author. It's amazing! That way Niga and this technique really impressed me! Now I'm looking for an answer to the question - how to reproduce the technique. I saw in the sale of your workshop, but this video. I do not know the English language, the text can be translated automatically, and video - is impossible. Maybe you have a text description with a photo, which you can buy?
    In the meantime, I'm experimenting with different materials itself.
    This interesting effect, like a sea sponge, or mycelium, since I saw your book, I can not help but think about it!

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