Andy's course runs over eight weeks. At the start of the course, you get access to the "how-to" videos and it's up to you which order you try the techniques. You also get access to a private forum where you can post pictures of your efforts and Andy will critique them, offering constructive comments. The techniques are all achieved using acrylic paints plus one or two other items, and if you want to know more, invest in the course!
So here it is - my final piece.
and constructed the trunk, based on Laura Denison's Trunk Full of Memories pattern, adapted a bit.
The hasp of the fastening and the ring that holds the chains are plastic curtain rings; the anchor and the skull are moulded from paper clay. Apart from the chain, everything else is recycled cardboard from packaging.
The side of the chest - the octopus was moulded out of paper clay before being given the timeworn treatment!
A chest has to have treasure! The spyglass fits into the case. The skulls are plastic beads.
The telescope case -
When I started the course, I didn't think I was going to enter a final piece (it's not compulsory) I certainly didn't think I'd be waking up in the morning thinking "I need to make a telescope!" or making "rum" out of clear acrylic floor wax and ink! I've enjoyed every minute, recommend it to anyone with an interest in achieving these effects, and have signed up for the altered bottle course next month. So I'll just have to start stockpiling wine bottles to alter...have to empty them first, though. It's a hard job, but somebody's got to do it....