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.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


I made something for de Stempelwinkel challenge, it is made out of cardboard and a wooden photophrame.

The frog stamp is from de Stempelwinkel, I am not sure about the frog skellie, Stempelwinkel has one too but I am not sure if mine is the same

Deco Art products used:
Deco Art Media : Fluid Acrylic in Quinacridone Magenta, Antiquing cream in Raw umber, Crackle paint, crackle pasteGesso.  modeling paste.
Deco Art Traditions in Phthalo Green and Red Violet

Monday, April 6, 2015

Going Green

April just started and the first monday og the month it is Haunted Design House Challenge time, them is Going Green, interpret the way you like (Re-cycle, zombie skin, the color green, green eyed envy monster, whatever as long as it it scary as well). Can't wait to see your makes, mean while check out what the other Minions made here (you will find the link to enter there as well)

I went for the re-cycling part of going green, save the earth stuff :-)

The recycle part is the card this is made of, the back of a paperpad and the diecuts are all from pizza boxes (the frozen pizza's, but you can also use cereal boxes)

fluid acrylics in the colours; Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Paynes Grey, English Red Oxide, Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Iron Oxide.
Misters in the colour: Primary Magenta, Yellow green, Turquiose.
Antiquing Cream in Titanium white and Carbon Black
Traditions Acrylic paint in: Phthalo Blue, Carbon Black, Opaque White and Naphtol Red.
Metalic Lustres in: Lavish green, Cosmic blue and Radiant Red
Andy Skinner Mixed Media stencils: Industrial Elements, Made to Measure, Incognito, Code Breaker.

Stamps used: skull stamp from the Morte set from Smeared Ink, designed by Rick St.dennis.
Crackle stamp from Lost Coast Designs
Tim Holtz Alteration dies: Gadget Gears, Vintage Globe, Graveyard.
A flourish and Spider die and the Sizzix Cosmic Flourish #2
Ranger Archival Ink
Babywhipes and kitchentowel, you will also need some paintbrushes and a sponge.

the finished project

The how to video

some detail pics

I will enter the following challenges