Monday 17 February 2020

'Dark' - Featuring Andy's new Creative Expressions Releases

Morning everyone,

I don't know if you have seen Andy's new releases yet, but they are really worth checking out.  I have been fortunate to try the new Structure Paste, the Stamps and new Chalk Paints, and they don't disappoint.

I made this arch with quite a few of the new products.  I started with the new Structure Paste, all over the front of the frame, in a thin layer.  It went on beautifully, spreads easily and dried nice and quickly.

The whole frame was then given a coat of sponged Chalk paints, in several colours, mixed in places.  The back plate was also given the same treatment with one less colour, as was the media board.

The book plate, Circle, flourishes & cog were painted, then crackle medium added.  I found that the Creative Expressions Crackle medium works with the Chalk paints, which was brilliant.

I stamped 'Cracked Up', all over the frame, 'Eye Spy' in the circle, and 'Distressed Mandala' in two different colours on the backplate and media board.  'Vanitas' was stamped in black ink and clear embossed, then varnished with Super Matte Varnish.

I stencilled the word Dark to put in the book plate, then used the Crackle Medium as a clear varnish, over the eye and the word.  As I wasn't putting a paint on top, it just gives a clear protective coat.

I hope you have had time to check out the rest of the team's work, and Andy's new products.  I'm sure you will have as much fun playing with them as I have. x

Best Wishes,


Products Used:

Andy Skinner/Creative Expressions:
Stamps: Eye Spy, Vanitas, Cracked Up, Distressed Mandala.
Matt Chalk in Olive Grove, Mustard Seed & Grey Haze.
Artist Pigment in Quinacridone Gold & Paynes Grey.
Structure Paste
Super Matte Varnish
CE Crackle Glaze
Andy Skinner Tando Creative Resurrection Arch Kit.

1 comment:

  1. Love this piece of artwork Nikki. There are so many fabulous stamps hitting the market at the moment my wish list is getting longer by the day!! Love the way Andy brings out stamps that are diverse but desirable at the same time xx


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