Saturday, 19 August 2017

A bit fishy with Andy

Altered Tando Kit - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton
I spent a happy Sunday last week at a workshop with the ever creative Andy Skinner. The workshop was held at Let's Be Creative - if you live in the south of England and don't know about it - do check out their website. It is a wonderful location for workshops, easy to find, easy to park and great space! 
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I had seen sneak peaks of the project and wasn't quite sure what it was - but here you go:
Altered Tando Kit - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton
A Tando Creative kit / Andy Skinner designed for hanging fish key rings - I love these fish!

I changed the design from Andy's sample slightly but you get the idea! As usual lots of mixed media / paint techniques that you can see on the main panels and the different elements of the fish.
Altered Tando Kit - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton
Not really my techniques to share - but pretty sure Andy has shown a lot of these on Hochanda - the ones with crackle paint and salt etc. I am currently working on something very different using some of them so I might sneak some how to's in when I blog that make...
One final photo...
Altered Tando Kit - Andy Skinner Workshop - by Nikki Acton
Have a great weekend.


  1. Nikki this is STUNNING..!! Love the colours you have used and those fishes with their weathered look is fantastic. Fabulous Fish Art and their hanging home. Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Absolutely fabulous ! Nikki Such an inspiring project so perfectly executed . Tip Top ! x

  3. Nikki, I always appreciate you sharing your marvelous pieces, for they are not only gorgeous but also inspire creativity. These fish and plaque are just an example of what gets my wheels spinning to create. I absolutely love the fish! Thanks so much.

  4. Oh this is so gorgeous Nikki, those fish look absolutely wonderful....wonder if Frankie approves though?!
    Donna xx

  5. Wow! Great results from what must have been a fun workshop! Chrisx

  6. WOW !!! Totally love this Niki and it looks like you had the most wonderful time at Andy's workshop. I too love those fabulous fish.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  7. Oh, I love it - what a fabulous key ring holder, and those fish are so cool - as are all the brilliant finishes created under Andy's guidance. Looks like a completely fab workshop.
    Alison x

  8. This is THE most clever and amazing project! What fun to have been in the class and your project is outstanding! Hugs, Autumn


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