Thursday 8 November 2012

With Faith comes Hope

On Saturday I was demonstrating at the Craft Barn where I started work on a Papier Mache picture frame as a gift for my daughter Jade.
The picture is my Grandaughter Faith, although she is a little older now I do love this photo of her.

faith and hope frame andy skinner

The frame has card stuck down on the surface that was first embossed with a selection of Tim Holtz texture fades before painting with acrylic paint.
faith and hope frame andy skinner 2

The letters were die cut using the Tim Holtz Wordplay die and then given a rust effect.
faith and hope frame andy skinner

It was then finished of with a few idea-ology embellishment's before adding the photo
faith and hope frame andy skinner 1

Over on the outcasts workshop there is some fantastic pieces being produced, this plaster artwork below was made by Jools called the green goddess aka Ellalouise as she has been affectionately named and stands approx 80cm high, isn't it stunning!
andy skinner outcasts jools

There is an outcast gallery on my Pinterest page where you can view all the works so far
Oh and if you like please follow, these pages are in their infancy but working hard over the next few weeks to add lots of stuff!

Also new January dates have just been set both for Timeworn and The book of Secrets
Thanks for reading,


  1. gorgeous fraime ... such a nice baby!
    The plaster artwork by Jools is just stunning! WOW

  2. I love the frame Andy - it's stunning (the baby is scrumptious too, I just love them!!).
    The piece of work by Ellalouise is amazing and even that's an understatement.

  3. It is nice to see the finished piece. Itwas good seeing it evolve on Saturday. Re plasterwork there are some very clever people out there. Love Francesca

  4. Sweet baby gr-daughter and what a wonderful keepsake frame. :) Look like the outcast projects will be a treat to see! Huggles to you.

  5. Absolutely beautiful frame, Andy! You used Tim's texture fades to perfection! I love your design! The color is exquisite and the dark metallic embellishments look really wonderful against the teal-ish background. The Green Goddess piece is beautiful as well. Congrats to Jools on that beauty! <3 Candy

  6. Georgeous frame for a georgeous baby. Very Nice work on this Andy. The Green Goddess is just stunning. Jools is a very Talented Lady.


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