Friday, August 25, 2017

Stampendous Andy Skinner Bird and Bones Painting

Howdy All from Joi at the Ranch.  
A hurricane is about to make landfall... so as you read this... we will be 'holding on' in Texas! 
Say a prayer for us if you are so inclined! 



Today it's all about Andy Skinner's Stampendous release of his Birds and Bones stamp set.  

Can I tell you a story??? 

Once upon a time...
 in the land of DecoArtDeliriums, King Scampeous A. Skinner reigned over Ravenswood Castle.  He adored ravens.  Murder after murder lived within the castle walls. Andy's gigantic army of Crafty Stampendous Soldiers, assisted by the ravens, always protected the land. The ravenous ravens made it possible for the soldiers to remain transparent to the bone. They won many victories due to the sheer terror felt when the army approached.  If you look towards the misty moon at night... you would see the beloved raven that stole Andy's heart. King Andy was well loved by his loyal followers and traveled throughout the land sharing artsy interludes amongst the nations. 

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Here is how this project was done!

My grandson drew the castle and the gate. 
 I was thrilled to have his help!! 



I stamped out dozens of all the great figures from Andy's Stampendous set onto tissue paper. 


Using the DecoArt Americana Stencil 'Branching Out'... 
the process of making a creepy tree for the ravens began!



Applying a coat of DecoArt Media black gesso to the tree. 


Then some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. 


When dry... the tree was covered in DecoArt Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream.



After using DecoArt Matte Medium for the raven that stole Andy's heart (see his heart right in the center of the bird???) the moon was created with Glass Beads Texture Gel. 


Here is just a process photo! The castle, gate and soldiers were also attached by using Matte Medium.  The sky was painted with Prussian Blue Hue fluid acrylics. I love this color because as you paint with it - so many hues can be seen.  The grass was painted with Green Gold Fluid Acrylic and Lavish Green Metallic Lustre. 


Other stamp sets by Andy were used: 
'Toxic' and 'Handle with Care'.


Real chain was used on the gate.


Unfortunately, one of the soldiers did not follow the 'dare to be artsy' code of conduct!!!  A bit of rope was needed.


The stones on the gate was a mix of Fluid Acrylics as well as DecoArt Media Textured Sand Paste, Crackle Glaze.
It was finished with a coat of Gloss Varnish. 


Just a few close-ups for you to enjoy!! 





Andy's stamp actually says Poison...
but we overlaid the name of his castle instead!!! 


Proudly flying Andy's skull banner over Ravenswood Castle. 




Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Hope you had a chuckle or two while here. Xj.


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