Sunday, 16 October 2011

Better late than never

I did a class with Andy Skinner at the Craft Barn back in September (I think) and I've been meaning to blog about it ever since!  I find him inspirational as I'm a technique junkie and Andy specialises in messing with paint and textures.  He works on ceramics a lot and loves working with paints and textures.  I'd never considered what could be done with ceramics , but as I love working with paint I thought this would be an ideal class for me. 

We did some test pieces where we learnt how to create a rust paint effect and then how to use moulding paste.  Moulding paste is a great product as you can get great depth using it.  In the afternoon we all decorated a ceramic box however we wanted.

A really fun day and I met some great crafters.  Can't wait to do Andy's next class in November.

Here's some pictures:

Ceramic tile covered in moulding paste, stamped into and painted

Top of ceramic box covered in gesso and dry brushed

Side of box showing fake rivets

Thanks for looking