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Monday, 18 April 2016

Andy Skinner - Ministry of Mixology

Hello Friends

Just a quick post to share what I made at the fabulous Ministry of Mixology class, last weekend, that I attended with some lovely and talented friends (Jennie, Julia and Nikki from A Vintage Journey) and of course, the amazing talent that is Andy Skinner!

It never ceases to amaze me how chipboard can be transformed into  something
that looks like metal, I just love this piece!  It measure 9" x 12" approximately.
A close up of those fabulous rivets
Rusty wire was added to the heart and in the background are some of Andy's
new stamp release (which of course I had to buy...).  I am late posting this as I had not finished
the heart and wire.....and did this at home along with the apron below.
Some of the Make and Takes  (with some hugely talented people)
Top left - techniques with Mark Gould
Top right - a freebie from Michelle Stamper (a folk art artist)
Middle - Make and Take with Nikki Killinger
'I survived' - a fun stencil from the Retreat, applied to my apron

If you want to have a go, the blank kit is now available from Di at Tando Creative.

Andy is planning another retreat later in the year, I can't wait!

As always, thanks for looking.

Hugs, Anne xx




30 comments:

  1. Wow, Anne! Finally reaching your blog and so worth the hoops I am having to go through with this durn laptop!

    this frame is amazing, and I cannot believe this is not real metal! Lucky you to be able to meet up with talented friends and create such lovely masterpieces! Love that crusty metal and textured (be still my) heart! And your make and takes are delightful works of art! Wow! You were one creative gal! Big hugs!

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  2. A fabulous version and a wonderful day! It is always a pleasure to spend time with you Anne xx

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  3. Wow!! This looks AMAZING!! Maybe I will try and get to the next one!

    kazxx

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  4. Oh how fun and artistic! This really is an amazing project and I can tell a lot of techniques were learned and applied. Love the contrast with the red heart and your new stamp purchases. AMAZING! <3

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  5. Amazing work Anne! Seems that you had good time and I am so happy to hear that :) I love that skull and toxic hazard sign...anything with skulls steals my heart!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  6. HOLY SNICKERDOODLES!!! What an incredible project Anne! You sure did channel your "INNER SKINNER" haha! This is amazing, I am so in love with the textures and amazing effects you achieved. I would really love to reach out and touch this one! It looks so real...blown away, speechless, clapping and whistling! Well done Anne, I hope you had a great time! hugs :)

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  7. Fantastic pieces. I love the heart frame and I guessed correctly about the substrate. This is one retreat I would have loved to attend. All the wonderful techniques from great artists in one spot - to die for. I don't doubt for a second that you had a blast and your work shows it.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  8. Wow Anne! What an amazing retreat this must have been! I love the finished frame! It really does look like metal - although the clue was in Andy Skinner's name in your post title!! Looks like other fun things happening too! Hoping for a proper catch up soon! Hugs, Chrisx

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  9. Oh my goodness, Anne, this is stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the techniques you used to achieve the look!! I wish I could create something this amazing!! Wow!! I hope you had a great time at the class!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. So so impressed with your metal effects Anne, these all look fabulous! LOVE your stencilled apron! Nicola x

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  11. Whoa I am speechless this is stunning and so much more. So jealous Anne, wish I was back in the UK to get to some of these classes.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  12. This really is a fabulous project Anne, I am not surprised you had fun on the mixology weekend and cannot wait for the next one. I love the rivets and all those delicious worn metal elements. Mo x

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  13. Very envious of your trip anne ...it sounds really awesome and your makes are beautiful ... i'm looking forward to the birgit koopson weekend coming up in teeside... would love to do an andy class though!!! Big hugs lovely lady xx

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  14. Oh my goodness golly and all this is fine in the world! I am so living vivaciously through you and your jaunts to these crafting shows/classes. This one is on my wish list and your end result is FANTABULOUS! Oh the joy of looking at this design and the rusty wire around the heart, not to mention the wonderful stamps and details. Totally totally amazeballs and awesome sauce Anne! Hit diggity you did a stunning job! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  15. Oh wow, amazing projects all of them!! You lucky girl!! Andy must just be the most amazing teacher! I am very jealous!!

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  16. amazing projects Anne sounds like you had lots of fun...I must come to the next one...hugs kath xxx

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  17. Great project Anne. Was great to see you but felt I didn't get a chance to really say hi properly x. Thanks for the mention x

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  18. Ooh fab frame and heart - love the texture and the whole awesome look! The skull piece is wicked and brilliant stencil on your apron. It sounds like you had such a cool time! xxx

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  19. This is amazing to think it is chipboard under this rusty textured overlap sectioned piece. It looks as though it may have rested years upon the ocean bed...loving the wonderful patina and all the rivet sections. What a unique shadowbox with the folk heart inside and that perfect background. Love your apron and all the class goodies too. Easy to see you had a productive and grand time! TFS & Hugs

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  20. Woooow, Anne, it's brilliantly done! I am completely blown away by this glorious piece! It looks like a real metal! Oh, I simply adore this rust/patina masterpiece!
    I am sure you had a wonderful time!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  21. Anne, that is spectacular! I love it totally and what a great class it had to be. Wish I could see it IRL! Hugs!

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  22. How fabulous Anne! I LOVE every bit...what a fun class it must have been!

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  23. You are so Avant Garde! I know you thoroughly enjoyed this class!!!! Seems to me that making all this faux metal would be a good thing to know at Halloween. Odd - the funkier you become, the more I drift into my cutesy pretend world. That is a nice size piece - where are you going to hang it? It is pretty spectacular Anne. Darn, it looks so really real! If I know anything, I know you definitely do not have a heart of steel!
    Sandy xx

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  24. You didn't just survive, you stole the show, Annie! This TOTALLY looks like metal! The whole thing is fantastic! As always, you provide lots of details for our eyes to wander over in awe! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  25. HI Anne,
    Love that piece! It really does look like metal....
    Hugs

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  26. Anne it was so lovely to meet you, fab to see your make and take finished, and your Andy frame is awesome. Haven't forgotten the cat necklace too... xxx

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  27. What a marvelous weekend you ladies had - I love your beautiful frame Anne and your wonderful make and takes! Julia xx

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  28. Wow Anne! What a fantastic project! How fun to take Andy's class in person! Amazing results!

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  29. What amazing makes. Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Toni xx

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  30. Totally Awesome! Anne and so glad you were able to spend time crafting with Andy and some of your teamies.
    hugs xx

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