Monday, August 18, 2014

HDH challenge Ferocious Furballs

Hi all, back in the Dungeon again, have to get used to the dark, cold and damp again after my time in sunny California.  Time for some more inspiration for the Ferocious Furballs challenge.

I bought an awesome leatherbound journal and started working in it, :-)

Not a very scary page, promise it will get better when I am my old dark self again, hope you  enjoy it anyway.

It's a bit hard to take a picture, cuz the journal doesn't want to stay open, this was the best I could do. The raven is a Lost Coast design rubber stamp, the others are clear stamps, sorry don't know which brand.  The background is Distress ink and Dylussions spray inks..

The quote is by Alan Watt.  Hoping to see your entries at Haunted Design House and check the rest of  the Minion inspiration there

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here a pic of my journal, love it,

and the first page, Yah sorry another bad pic

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colouring some new images

Lucky me got the most awesome box of 150 Prismacolor pencils in the USA, so when I got home I just had to try them imediately, here some pics

This is the first try out, using one of Rick St.dennis Shady lady "Oh no she don't digital stamps, you can find her here"at Zibbet

Next one was Miss Midnight 's Flirty feathers, als a Rick St.dennis shady lady.  I loved coloring her hair :-)

Rick has added a lot of new images to Etsy and Zibbet and I coloured two of them, they are Creepmas images, but I thought they were so much fun, I just had to have a go

meet Iceplug Pottersnatch 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mermaid canvas

Hi all, I am back again.

I started this canvas early May, but some tings got in the way so I could only finish it just before I let for the USA. I had planned to do a tutorial about this and I did make pics along the way.......but .....somehow I lost a part of the pics.

so I will try to talk you throught the part where pics are missing, sorry

Deco Art products used:  Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze (in Medieval Gold and Old World Patina)
Weatehered Wood Crackle Medium, Texture Fierro in Green Gold, Decoupage Matte, Americana Acrylic paints in colours: Driftwood , Antique Mauve and Colonial Green. Metallic Lustres in colours: Gold Rush and Iced Espresso. I also used Acrylic Gesso to prepare the canvas for painting. And a Matte Varnish.

The digital image used is Aquarella, by Rick St.dennis. for embellishments I used shells, drift wood some pearl beads and a net. You will also need paper towels.

First Gesso the canvas, while drying start colouring the image, I usually use the drying time in between paint layers to do some colouring.

When gesso has dried paint the canvas gold using the Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze, you may need multiple layers .Let dry in between. When  dry apply a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle medium, let dry.

take the 3 colours Americana acrylics and put some paint on a craftsheet. Take some papertowel and make a puff.
Now it's gonna get messy lol,  dabb the papertowel puff in the paint, while doing this turn the puff a bit so paint will be a bit mixed, but careful not to make mudd. Then immediately dabb to the canvas and keep turning the puff while dabbing. You might want to practise this on a scrap piece of paper. You want to create a marble like look. Change papertowel puffs if the paint will get to much to be one colour. See pic below, that is the result you want. Work fast because if you over do the paint the weathered wood won't work.

Let dry and let the crackle start, when the canvas has dried you have a marble look finish, with cracks, throught the cracks you will see some gold. Protect it with a layer of matte varnish

From here the pics are missing, but next step is easy. Paint you embellishments to match the canvas, using the Elegant Finish Metallic Glazes and the paint. Let dry .

cut the digi out and glue it to the canvas

Take the Texture Fierro and a palette knife to apply it round the edges of the canvas to create a frame, don't forget the edges of the canvas. Let it dry and crack. Add some Metallic Lustres to some of the raised areas.

glue the embellishments in place (try to put the net in between, under and over some of the embellishments), for the loose ends of the net, use Decoupage Matte on the net to make sure it stays where you want it. Let dry.

when theDecoupage Matte and glue  is dry turn the canvas around so the backside ist up, Attache the remaining loose ends of the net on the back of the canvas using Decoupage Matte or glue. Let it dry and you are done.

I will enter this in the folowing challenges  mermaids are a fish aren't they, well partly anyway

Monday, July 7, 2014

just a quick post

things are a bit hectic here, so only a quick post with some coloured Rick St.dennis digital images to show you

Goddess of moonlight and evening fog , coloured using Spectrum Noir Blendable pencils

the Duchess  also SN pencils

Mystique again SN pencils

Death and the maiden coloured using Caran d'ache Luminance 6901 pencils

this will be my last blog post for a while, will be doing some traveling coming 5 weeks, see you all later

thanks for visiting my bloggie , have a great summer.

O and a little experiment, a drawing by me :-) using my caran d'aches

I had fun drawing this rooster, not perfect but I liked doing it

Monday, June 30, 2014

Eerie challenge at Haunted Design House

This fortnight the challenge at Haunted Design House is all about eerie stuff, go see what my fellow minions made for your inspiration (that is if you dare... )

I made a little note book, the cover is sort of kraft cardstockish, so thouht I try Dylussion sprays on it. it worked out fine

the stamp used is from de Stempelwinkel and its coloured using Spectrum Noir pencils

this is the back , the crackle stamp is Kaiserkraft , I can't remember anymore what brand the skull is,
 here a coser look at the front, the letters are stamps from the Hema (a Dutch store, famous for their smoked sausages LOL)

the inside is decorated as well

 the inside covers have Lost coast designs stamps on them

thanks for looking, and hope to see you in the challenge

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Travel Journal

Hi All

Some of you allready know, we will be traveling to the USA 12 th of july and have the biggest vacation ever :-)

I am looking forward to this adventure very much. This is probably the last vacation togehter with the kids and it will be the longest time away from home for us ever.  Because I usually take some crafty things with me on vacations I thought to document our trip in a Travel Journal. This will be my fist travel journal so no idea how this will turn out, or if I can keep up with writing in it.

Well I am prepared now, the journal is ready to go (well at least the cover is, the inside is still blank)

I used DecoArt Americana Acrylics to paint the cover of the book (it's a dummy book) the colours I used are Red Alert, Snow White, Lamp Black, True Blue. The red letter are written using a Deco Art Glass Paint marker (yes they are supposed to be used on glass, but I found they can write over acrylic paint too, not a lot markers can do that) I protected the cover with two layers of Dura Clear Matte Varnish.

I made the stripes using masking tape, the stars are a foam stamp, and the statue of liberty is a stencil (had that for ages, it's no longer available, think it's from Avec)

some closer looks, the front:
 the front, spine and the back :-)
 the back

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Monday, June 16, 2014

666 the Number of the Beast

Yes, you read the title correctly.
Haunted Design House is celebrating how close we are to 666 followers of
our quaint little, dark sided challenge blog here
There are nearly 666 beasties who follow our blog! Wow!
Actually, as of this writing, we are only ONE follower away 
from that magically dark number.

That calls for some Devlish projects , so check out the inspiration pos on HDH to see what my fellow minions made out of this, prepare for some evils art, hope you can handle it

I thought to go for the bible quote , turns out there a lot versions of Revelation 13:18, you you are interested you can check them here

Wheb I think number of the beast I think 666, pentacles (upside down of course) and uspide down crosses and something with horns, I drew the ram thought he was perfect for this challenge.

the ram was coloured cut out and glued to the background made using distress stains and Dylussions spary inks. There are some splatter stamps (yes blood splatter, what else)
I handwrote the bible quote an drew the pentakles and crosses (yes up side down, duh!!)

and for those who wonder, no I am not a devil worshipper, or belong to a satanic church,
I just like to make scary stuff.

Ok who will be our number of the beast folower is their anyone out there that is brave enough to wear the number of the beast???

See you at the challenge (add devlish laughter here)