The workshop used Stix 2 Texture Mounting Sheets. We were each given a sheet which Andy had printed with a variety of industrial images. This meant that we all had the same starting point but I have to say, we ended with very individual results.
We used a mix of different techniques including resist, stamping, stencilling, collage, paint, ink, pastels and probably some I can't remember as well! If you haven't been to an Andy Skinner class, check out his blog as he does workshops in various places as well as online courses. His blog and website are well worth a visit if you've never been before (I'm picking up my advertising fee later!!).
I'm not sure what I'm going to use my piece for but even my husband liked it and said why don't you frame it? - he normally says things like: 'very nice dear, but what does it do?'. I'm sure you know the type!!
Here's what I made:
|Lots of layers make up this finished piece. It's now inside a heavy book to flatten it so excuse the curly look!|
|I find that different elements are still popping out at me despite making this and looking at it in various stages.|
|I love this image and made sure she remained very visible on the piece.|
|Think I forgot to mention die cuts in my long list of techniques! I want to work on the area around the letters a little more and perhaps soften the graphite which I started to add at the last minute.|
|Another wonderful image and the barbed wire stamp is one of Andy's fab images (as were all the stamps we used).|
That's it for now. Hope you found the post interesting. Let me know what you think.