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