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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Andy Skinner week - Tuesday

Today sees the second post from our Guest Designer for August, Carol Fox...

Carol has created this gorgeous piece:-

It’s the week to share our  Andy Skinner  makes on the Tando Blog so as the guest this month I have this to share with you. I did not actually have any Andy Skinner products at all so I ordered two of the mask to use: Skullduggery and Incognito.
 I decided to go with a gothic steampunk look for my finished item, imagining a witch tenderly stroking her spell book thinking of the evil within as I used  a Neil Walker book cover kit and lots of grunge paste to bring my idea to life.

What I did

·       I laid the cut out piece on top of one of the main board pieces and drew inside the cut out to give me placement for my skull stencil. I then used grunge paste through the stencil to make the image.
·       I also us d grunge paste and the  Incognito mask to give texture to the cut out chipboard front piece. Once these were both dry I glued them together.
·       I coloured these and my separate cogs, clock hands and bookplate using various paints, inks and treasure gold until I was happy with their appearance.
·       I glued them all into place on the book front, adding a word behind the book plate.

I decided to bind my book with book rings as this way the cover can be used as an ongoing item, just adding new pages as required, I do hate it when you go to lots of effort when making  a book only to run out of pages to use and then wonder what to do with it when it is not usable anymore.

I added pages to my book carrying on the gothic theme to the inside pages using the skull stencil on the pockets I made.

I used

Tando book kit: Squared off
Cogs Grab Bag (I used 2 bags)
Set of 6 Decorative Clock hands
Andy Skinner Masks: Skull duggery, Incognito


Karen Gist said...

This is gorgeous Carol! xxx

Coco said...

I love it, great work Carol as always !!! x

Craftychris said...

Very cool! xx

Kaz said...

It's stunning Carol, I love it! x

Dawn said...

Amazing make Carol, I LOVE the theme. Beautifully crafted and it certainly lives up to your initial idea, superb. Ha ha ha makes me think of Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus!!
Hugs x

roc said...

Love it!

Mooffie said...

Great stuff!

Ginger said...

Thank you to everyone who commented, It's nice to have feedback. Carol x

Irit Shalom said...

What an ourstanding project!