Friday 14 June 2013

A day at the beach

This mixed media work was completed on artist paper and features two children playing on a beach, I printed onto tissue paper the text and numbers in the background,  The tissue was then applied to the artist paper using Decoart Faux finishing medium with a little bit of Titanium white mixed in to dull the text slightly, its a really nice way to start the layering process.
Here is a youtube link with instructions on how to print onto tissue paper.

The rest of the painting is built up with collage, stencilling, image transfer and Decoart Traditions Acrylic paints.

I have been spending a little of my time designing masks,  this one contains famous street names from around the world.

I decided to test it on this Ikea mirror and was so very happy with the way it came out.
The frame was base-coated with two coats ofAmericana White Wash, when dry Americana Charcoal Grey was dabbed through the mask.
Finally It was distressed with various grades of graphite pencil and sealed with Americana Matte spray sealer.... Simple!

Thanks for reading,



  1. Love the collage work, and the gator! Thanks for the video.

  2. Andy your day at the beach is stunning. Thanks for the link tissue paper tutorial link.

  3. The beach picture is so stunning... and the new mask looks great!
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous Andy I love the beach design and love the mask. Is it available in store ?

    Annie x

    1. Thanks Annie,

      This is just a prototype at the moment, hopefully I will release the next ones later in the year.

  5. Your beach piece is brilliant and I love the new mask.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. C'est super génial! J'adore!!!
    It is great brilliant! I adore!!!

  7. love the new mask you designed!

  8. Great beach picture, stunning effect. Can't wait for the new stencil.Ha Ha. Love Francesca

  9. Lovely effects, Andy. you know I am going to nag you about the mask! Any chance of raod testing it for you???! :-) TTFN

  10. Love the beach scene Andy it has such depth to it. Like Ruth need the new mask lol.
    Hope all is well with you.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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