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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Anything Goes week by Nikki

Morning everyone,

Nikki here today.  I wanted to share a make with you for my 'anything goes' theme this week, that I made for a make and take recently for Tando Creative and the Ministry of Mixology retreat.


These are the Tando 'Cubbeys', and are great fun to assemble in any way you wish.  Each one makes up a box, either with a solid back or a cut out, that you can add acrylic or acetate or leave empty, and put lights behind if you wish. You can stack them however you want too, or put certain sizes together if you prefer.  And you can add more at any time.

I painted and stamped mine before assembling them, using DecoArt media cobalt teal hue mixed with tinting base to get a pale aqua colour.  Each box was then stamped in a slightly darker shade of the blue, as background stamping.

I kept to two tones of the blue, and pyrrole red for the stamping, and changed the stamps around in each box.  The acrylic shapes are stamped in carbon black, and then painted from behind in layers, starting with the one you want to see from the front first.


The skull box was stamped and his teeth painted white, then I added Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in Aged Scarlet for his nose, keeping to the red theme.

I left the centre of the main acrylic piece clear, so you could just see the writing in the heart, and it looks lovely with lights behind of an evening.


Thanks for stopping by for the 'Anything Goes' week.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Products Used:
Tando Creative - Cubbeys, Acrylic pieces for Cubbeys, mini hearts, cogs small.
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue, Pyrrole Red, Titanium White, Metallic Gold, Carbon Black.  Media Tinting Base.
Stampendous - Andy Skinner stamps - Skulldoggery, Toxic, Handle with Care, Steampunk, Curiosity.
Frantage embossing powder - Aged Scarlet
Nathalie Kalback Marks stamp.