Thursday, December 22, 2016

Little fox

Hi everyone, I had some fun playing with the assignment from the Pienuts Create 2017 group, the fox was given the rest is optional :-)

And because it was cold and freezing here I thought the poor little fox could use a hat and a sweater, so I did not use the template but drew him in a winter landscape with a bit Christmassy feel.

Products used: Deco Art Media Matte Medium, Deco Art Americana Acrylics in : Calypso Blue, Navy Blue, Titanium White, Lamp Black. Deco Art Americana Gesso. Deco Art Traditions Extender and Blender Medium. Dylussions small Art Journal, Derwent Inktense pencils, Glitter Glue, Neo color II in black, Faber Castell Pitt pen in Black.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New adventure

I have some awesome news to share I ahve been accepted in the Sin City inspirational team, how cool is that.

If you haven't heard of them before go and check out their shop here, they have real cool rubber stamps.

Yessss rubber, going back to y roots and work with red rubber again, can't wait to start my projects.

My new teamies and me will be showing our work on the Sin City blog here, sarting January 15 th I believe, hoping you will all drop by for a visiti.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Here  a page for #halfanhourofart, a facebook group that challenges you to make a project in an half an hour, it's about being creative and not about making a masterpiece, an half an hour is not that much time so it should be easy to squeeze in our busy daily schedual and have some crative fun. Helps balancing the stress :-)

Anyway here is the AJ page I  made, remember it's all done quickly and without much thinking, just went where the paints took me :-)

I started by glueing down some decou page paper that had a world globe on it, I used Decou Page matte for that, and that's where the travel theme cam from. I know you can't see it very well now, it got far in the background in the process, but IRL it's still a bit visable, you can see the texture it makes anyway :-)

Next was a layer of Media fluid acrylics in Cobalt Teal Hue and Hansa Yellow Medium. I used a babywipe to get the paint on the page and mix it into the green.

Next I used the Radiant Rays stencil wi th Lemon Zests Americana Satin acrylic to get a back ground for the city sillhouet (also a stencil and Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint).

Next I used black gesso to make the edges darker and make the vocal point stand out. For the words I used an Andy Skinner stencil and black gesso, the harlequins are a stencil made of a Tim Holtz Thinlets die.

I went around the edge of the words using a white inktense pencil and used some orange inktense pencil on the yellow rays.

I like how it turned out, it looks a bit gloomy and I like that :-)

Deco Art Products used:
Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt red hue and Hansa yellow Medium
Deco Art Media Black Gesso, Americana Decou Page matte, Americana Multi Surface Satin Acrylic in Lemon Zest. Americana Lamp black. Stencils: Ameriana Radical Rays and Industrial Elements by Andy Skinner.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Ornaments/tags

I had fun altering some wooden tags, and changed them into Christmas decorations.

Americana Decou page in Crystal Glitter and Matte
Americana Acrylic paint in Traditional Burnt Umber

 First I selected some chrismas scrapbook paper and cut it to size by tracing the form of the tag on the back of the paper.

Cut the shapes out and use Decou Page Matte to glue it on the tags

 For the back I tore some contrasting paper from the same line and glued that on the tag also using Decou Page Matte.

On the back of the tags is a sentiment stamped that says : "Joy and Peace" and I used the crackle stamp by Stampers Anonymous  on both sides of the tag

Next I used Decou Page matte to glue the vintage angels images on the tags.

I aged the edges using a paint brush and tradidional burnt umber paint.

The final touch is a few layers of Decou page Crystal Glitter to give it some extra bling and the decoration pearls.

 It's a set of 3
 I really like how they turned out :-)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas cards

This weekend I started on my Christmas Card, a little late, I know,,,........

 Deco Art products used:   Americana Acrylic paints in : Snow white, Lavender, Wisteria and Aqua Sky. Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver. The girls stamp is by Gorjuss.

It has been a while since I made some cards and because I startd late I thought to do some quick one layer Chrismas Cards, using stamps, stencils and Intenense pencils.

First I stamped the image and made a mask  to cover it, next made the background and when paint was dry I removed the mask and coloured the image. Both card are made using the same concept, just a different image and a little different background, but same colours were used..

See below a video of the making of the snowman card

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