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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

board book journal part 1


A new video about altering a childrens board book to change it into an artjournal, this is part 1

Preparing the book and decorating the covers.





Deco Art Products used: Americana Acrylic paint in ; Lilac, Tomato Red, Bahama Blue, Red Iron Oxide and Light Buttermilk. Americana acrylic gesso and matte varnish, Traditions acrylics in Carbon Black and Raw Umber. Andy Skinner stencils ; Old Film, Industrial  Elements and Made to Measure,

painters masking tape, petroleum jelly. Stamps by Viva Decor, Noor design and Stampendous , jet black archival ink pad. kitchen towel and babywipes.

Videos of the inside pages will be added to my You tube channel asap



Monday, July 20, 2015

rock n roll at hdh

This month's challenge is all about music and songs. Pick a tune and get inspired. Use the lyrics, or the music, or even the video if you're so inclined. Remember to keep it dark and creepy

I went for an altered box, and put a little surprise in it LOL


 I found this awesome Eddie drawing by Silverwings ltd on Deviant art I asked permission to use it)  and coloured it up using my Faber Castell Art Grip pencils.
 the box is cardboard and I used Deco Art Gesso as a base and added Media Fluid acrylics in Prussian Blue Hue mixed with Titan Buff,  and put a layer of antiquing cream in titanium white. Rubbed some off again and stamped the crackles using the Industrial stampset by Andy Skinner
 Varnished the box and added a wash of Deco Art Media fluids in English Red Oxide mixed with a little Burnt Umber and water.
 Cut out Eddie and glued him on

The brains are made from clay (Dash) and is painted using Americana acrylics in Terra Coral and a bit black. Finished the brain stamping the veins on in red Archival ink using the AS crackle stamp again (lol) and put a layer of Triple thick  gloss glaze on


Well I guess you know by now I was inspored by Iron Maiden, Can I play with Madness

Can't wait to see your entries

I will enter the following challenges

http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-87-3-of-kind-with-sweet-pea.html

http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/julys-challenge.html

http://foreverdark2.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-2.html

http://dreamindarkness.blogspot.nl/2015/07/now-it-is-time-for-our-3rd-challenge.html

Friday, July 17, 2015

altered palette #3

The last one in the alterd palette series (well for now anyway...), a steampunk one, just like the other 2 I made this for friends as a little present.






Deco Art products used: Glamour Dust glitter paint in Ice Crystal. Americana matte varnish, Americana Acrylic Gesso, Traditions acrylics in the colours; Raw Umber, Pthalo green blue, Hansa yellow, Opaque white, ultramarine blue, Carbon black, Red Violet. Media fluid acrylics in Burnt umber, transparent red iron oxide, Metallic Lusttre in Copper kettle, Iced espresso, Black Shimmer
I used rubber stamps from the Stempelwinkel, Kicostamps and some clear stamps. A wooden paint palette, and some cheap paintbrushes. The dies are all Alterations by Sizzix








Start with a layer of gesso, it will make a better surface to paint on and it makes the palette white, so the colours of the paint will show up better. Paint the palette Ultramarine blue and let dry, I stamped the gears and painted the galaxy layer using sponges and a toothbrush. I have made a video about that here, I just ued diffferent colours this time. Next is the stamping, Varnish and add the glitter and age the edges using a paint brush and paint some damaged spots to the edges. Make a wash using the media fluid in burned umber mixed with water and add that over the palette. When done varnish to protect. Give the paint brushes the same treatment. The Die cuts are painted black and given some metallic lustres layers.


I will enter the following challenges

http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/julys-challenge.html

http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-is-it-really-where-is-time-going-to.html

Skullie art journal page for #lovesummerart

I made an art journal page using the Rick St. dennis  Lux Eterna Skull,  and did a video for the #lovesummerart event while making the page, check it out here, you can see how I made this from start to finish in the video.



 Deco Art producs used: Americana Acrylics in Vivid Violet, Snow White, Sweet Mint and Orange Flame.  Traditions Acrylics in Carbon Black. Media Fluid Acrylics in Burnt Umber. Glasspaint marker in white. Andy Skinner Stencils Industrial elements, Code Breaker and Tornado. Andy Skinner Industrial rubber stamps

there is also a video how I coloured the skull here
check out the skull digi sheet here, an awesome collection of skullies :-)


I will enter the following challenges

http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-87-3-of-kind-with-sweet-pea.html

http://foreverdark2.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-2.html

http://dreamindarkness.blogspot.nl/2015/07/now-it-is-time-for-our-3rd-challenge.html

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alice in wonderland hop





I made an Altered Painter Palette, more pics below

Stamps (rubber) used: Painting the Roses Red and Off with your head, designed by Rick St. Dennis and available at I Brake for Stamps here.
Deco Art Products used:
Stencil Distressed  Halequin, Americana Acrylic Gesso, Elegant Finish Renaissance Brown, Texture Crackle, Americana Acrylics white Wash, Media Fluid interferences in : Green, Blue, Magenta, Turquoise, Violet. Traditions acrylic in Naphthol red,




Today we are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and what better way to do that, than to share lots of creative projects inspired by this wonderful story.

Not only will you see lots of amazing artwork today, but you can also win prizes from the following amazing companies;







Prize winners will be selected from Random blogs throughout the hop using Random.org to select each winner.  In order to be eligible for a prize you must visit all stops on the hop and leave a comment. The prize draws will be open until July 18th, with winners announced on July 20th.

Here's my Alice in Wonderland inspired project;

the stamp is stamped directly onto the painted wood,  Base coat is gesso, nxt layer white wash americana acrulics, Stamped using Archival jet black and coloured with polychromos pencils.
next is the rennaisance brown and the interference media fluids
the domino is stamped with the white rabbit from de Stempelwinkel
all kinds of embellies added
hope you like, have fun hopping and thanks for your comments


I autoposted this post so my blog hop list isn't complete sorry for that, Suzi will have the complete blogroll on her blog for sure

Blog Hop List

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

RSD Progressive challenge July part 1 anything goes

The new challenge starts again today  , all info on Sparkle and Glitter.

I made a mini art journal page, just a bit bigger than an ATC

I used Rag Doll 4, the back ground is distress ink , The quote from Toy Story

Can't wait to see your entries

Monday, June 29, 2015

Altered Palette

For de Stempelwinkel challenge  and for Dare to create part 3, I made this altered palette inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. I am not really a painter so I
used the Big Leonardo Human stamp to make my "any artist inspired painting"  I hope painting backgrounds count as painting too :-)

See for more info bout the Dare to Create challenge here


Challenge theme  for de stempelwinkel is men, and this obviously is one LOL


Deco Art products used: Americana Acrylic Gesso, Weathered Wood Crackle medium, Americana Acrylics in Bahama Blue and Lamp Black, Dazzling metallics in Venetian Gold, Media Fluids in Burnt Sienna and Paynes Grey. metallic Lustres in Iced Expresso Copper Kettle and Gold Rush
 Deco Art Stencil old french Scipt.  Matte Varnish

 lots of pics, and sorry for the flares, but hard to get pics without them using a daylight lamp
 I used a wooden painter Palette and some paintbrushes
 All dies used are  Tim Holtz Alterations (sizzix)

 Look an 1 euro coin (lol)




I will enter this in the following challenges

http://tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/artcraftingscrapbooking/dare-to-create-part-3-artist-inspired/

http://mixedmediaworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/mmw4-masculinefathers-day.html

http://www.sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/all-crafts-challenge-junejuly.html

http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.ca/2015/06/in-spotlight-mini-challenge-rupa.html