Saturday 8 June 2019

Andy's new Products - by Nikki Killinger

Morning everyone,
If you saw Andy on Create & Craft on Thursday, you will know all about his fantastic new products.  And if you didn't, I'm sharing a couple of them here on my project.  I have to say they are pretty cool!

I opted to do a small canvas panel that 'jumped out' at me when I was tidying up, or attempting to find a space to work in more like.

I wanted to play with the new Lava paste, and decided just to palette knife it all over the panel, with no particular pattern.  When you heat this stuff it does it's own amazing thing, depending on how thick or thin you apply it, it gives an amazing texture as you heat dry it.  I gave the whole panel a wash of paint with a bit of Paynes grey media fluid acrylic and water.  Next I painted White Antiquing cream all over, and when dry, rubbed back leaving the white between the texture.  This was followed by some Ultra matte varnish, to seal the Antiquing cream, before giving a 'dirty wash'.

I wanted to add Andy's new transfers, and try them over the texture, which they were made for.  I actually couldn't believe how easy they were to apply, and how well they go over texture.  No more stamping on tissue on uneven surfaces for me.

I built up a background with the transfers, overlapping some of them as well, which works perfectly.  Some neat Quinacridone gold was added to the panel as rust drips, and I darkened the edges.

I stamped and fussy cut the new 'Gypsie Queen' Moth stamp, and added Triple Thick Glaze before curling the wings and adding to the panel.

This was more like a play day than 'making a sample' day, it was great fun seeing what the new products can do.

I also made a quick pair of shrink plastic earrings some of you may have seen already, but thought I'd add them here.  Simply stamped with the Gypsie Queen stamp.

Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate it. x

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Lava Paste - Creative Expressions
'Gypsie Queen' stamp - Creative Expressions
Poe Diversity Transfers - Creative Expressions
Alchemy Plus Transfers - Creative Expressions

DecoArt Media Line: Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, White Antiquing Cream, Ultra Matte Varnish.

Triple Thick Glaze.


  1. This really is awesome Nikki! I love the Lava Paste and those Mixed Media Transfers are so easy to use. You have done a great job with this piece of art! I also really love your earrings! Carol x

  2. Looks amazing Nikki... Loving your work 💜

  3. It looks fantastic Nikki! Loving the texture over the canvas and where the wash has run down the side of a ripple, making it look cracked.


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