Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tomb Tag

I made a tag in the shape of a tomb, it has some "secret doors"in it, it's my entry for the Tag challenge at the Rick St. dennis FB group here

To make this tag I used the Tim Holz headstone die and carboard. All rubber stamps used are designed by Rick and now available as digi in the Zibbet shop. The Haunted house is still available in rubber at I Brake for Stamps

Deco Art products used: Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark, Traditions acrylic in Carbon Black, Glamour dust in neon orange, Americana neons in orange. Media Crackle paste.

The front closes with a ribbon, when you untie it it opens to this:

stamps are autumn window skulls and common grave skulls, both from the morte rubber set.

The skulls are stamped using white Stazon and the window is coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

The window can be opened to this:
 The skull is I've got an eye on you and the haunted house (rubberstamp) is for sale at I Brake for Stamps

The spiderweb is a die and in the back of the tomb the skulls are stamped inJet Black Archival over the neon orange and glitter orange paint.

the front and the back of the  headstone are covered in a layer of crackle paste to make the cardboard look like stone. The crackle is ages a bit using distress ink.

Here you can see the side of the headstone, it is made out of cardboard and I just layered the die custs and cut out the middle part.

I will enter the following challenges

Monday, May 18, 2015

May I have a quick word part too at Haunted design House

Time for part 2 oft the "May I have a quick word "challenge  at hdh,  soooo a project made in less than a day or use a word.

I went for the quick project, took about an hour and a half (thinking time not counted lol)

This is a wooden tag, painted, stamped and added a little poison bottle.

the tag is gessoed and  painted using Americana acrylics, stamps are Lost Coast Designs and the Drink me label is a part of an I Brake for Stamps stamp designed by Rick St.dennis. The bottle has textured glas on it and is gessoed and painted using Dazzling Metallics.

Check out the rest of the minions inspiration here, and enter the challenge here

Deco Art products used :
Americana Gesso, Americana acrylics in the colours : Spa Blue, Mocha and Drift wood. Dazzling Metallics in Moss Pearl and Teal. Traditions acrylic in Carbon Black and Texture Glass

Friday, May 1, 2015

A finnabair inspired canvas for the RSD progressive challenge

Time for a new challenge at the Rick St.dennis Sparkle and Glitter blog, it's anything goes as long as you use a Rick St.dennis image

I made a Finnabair inspired canvas using Alice with Teacup, a rubber stamp from I Brake for Stamps, designed by Rick.

Deco Art products used:
Acrylic Gesso, Modeling Paste.
Stencils: Flower Market and  Distressed Harlequin
Media Misters, Orange, Primary Yellow, and Shimmer misters in Yellow, turquoise and Violet.
Metallic Lustres in Orange Flicker, Cosmic Blue, Elegant Emerald, Majestic Purple, Radiant Red,Brilliant Turquoise.

This was eal fun to mae and much easie than you should think, it is just collecting all kinds of fowers and other things you want to use. I wanted an Alice in Wonderland theme so I went for a toy porcelein tea pot and cups, an old necklace, small playing cards, a bottle, a key and some Tim Holz dies and a wooden frame.

Glue everything on the canvas and use gesso to paint it all white and give it a base to use the misters on. I used stencils and modeling paste to add some texture and when all was dry I started misting.
Added a bit metallic Lustre and voila, a Finnabair inspired canvas.

The Alice stamp inside the frame is coloured using Derwent Inktense pencils, the back ground is distress ink.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tags made using Andy Skinner Stencils

I have been trying our my new Andy Skinner stencils and made some tags, :-)

Deco Art products used:
Media Fluid Acrylics in colours: Ultramarine Blue, Primary Magenta, Cadmium Orange Hue, Hansa Yellow Light, Cobalt Teal Hue, Diarylide Yellow, Transparent red iron oxide, Yellow Oxide, Cobalt Turquoise Hue.
Traditions Acrylics in Carbon Black and Naphtol Red.
Metallic Lustres in Radian Red, Orange Flicker, Majestic Purple.
Andy Skinner Stencils: Code Breaker, Incognito, Industrial Elements,Tornado, Day of the Dead,Whirlpool, Accessoires, Vogue,Sunburst, Burning Rubber,Srike the Pose, Old fim, Baroque, Hippy chic, Children, made to measure, Shedded.Serendipity.

Also used some Distress Inks ( Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Broken China, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Vintage photo, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany.

I made a video how I did the first 4 tags, they all are made the same more or less, just a combination of stencils, inks, paints and stamps

I will enter the following challeges (there are several girl tags in this post )

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Calaf and bling on a canvas

Deco Art products used: Americana Acrylic Gesso, Weathered wood, Matte Varnish,
Americana Acrylic paint in Lamp black, Dazzling Metallic in Venetian Gold, Craft Twinkle Crystal,

Digi Calaf by Rick St.dennis, coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos, Stickles and rhinestones.

Loads of bling and sparkle on this canvas, I don't use much of the bling normally, but thought to get nuts and get all the bling out.

I started by gessoing the canvas, next is a layer of Venetian Gold, let dry and apply Weathered wood, let dry again and add the black top layer.

When the crackeling is done and the paint is dry, add a layer of  matte varnish and let dry,  take a fan brush and apply a thin layer or Craft Twinkles.

Meanwhile colour the Calaf digi and cut it out, Add the stickles to the hat and clothes and let dry.

Glue all bling and feathers on the canvas and glue the digi to the canvas, next add some rhinestones to the colar and head band.

I also gave the guy  navel piercing,  :-)

Check out how you can get the 3 free practise sheets in this video,  for more videos about colouring and other how to's check the how to blog here

I will enter the following challenges

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

charlie chaplin tag

I made this tg for the tagalong Charlie Chaplin challenge, background is Bister, the stencil is called Old Film by Andy Skinner/Deco Art and used Vintage Photo distress ink and a Tim Holtz stamp

Monday, April 20, 2015

Going green part 2

Time for more Minion inspiration for our Going Green Challenge  at Haunted Design House,  so  either use the colour green in your project, or go green by recycling, green eyed envie monster ......well I guess you get the idea, just nothing cutesy green, we love to see your darkside of crafting.

Deco Art products used :
Americana Acrylics in Lamp Black, Neon Thermal Green, Sorching Yellow, Gesso, Weatered Wood and Americana multi surface acrylic in orange.