Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mixed up media magazine review

I have some issues of Mixed Up Media Magazine and at first I thought a digital magazine would not be easy to read, but that is not the case at all. It is on my smart phone so I have the magzines with me everywhere I go. Great to have your own magazines to read in the dentist waiting room :-)
I love all the art work shown in the Magazine,

The cool thing is in each article you can click on a video or a slide show to have a closer look at the project. All info of the artist can be found by clicking the buttons for their Facebool, blog etc.

So the magazine only being available as ezine is actually really handy :-)
Lots of inspiration inside so a real must have

Mixed Up magazine #mixedupmag

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Reaper.....(again)

Digi used : the Reaper by Rick St.dennis
Deco Art Products used: Deco Art Media Shimmer Misters inTurquoise and Violet, Deco Art Americana acrylic paint in Snow White and Lamp Black.
Americana Decou Page Napkin

For Rick St.dennis Craft Team we got an assignement , saying make a project that exemplifies you as a crafter,,,,'''

I did not have to think about that very long (I did google exemplifies first lol) ,,, I just had to use my old frined the Reaper, I just love that image soooo much. It has everything I like in a digi. It;s scary , and still it makes you want to color him and get make him look like he is moving and his cloak is moving in the wind. Ofcourse Rick St.dennis did the most work to get that working in drawing all those great folds and add a bit of the shades in allready .

The challenge was using my new Twinmarkers, they are a cheap brand alcohol marker and I only have a few colors so in the end I had to use some pencil too to get a better effect.

So here it is my art journal page

 The reaper digi can be found here

First I used both misters to get the base color on the background, it has great shimmer but you can't see it on the scan, in the picture you can see the colors much better but the shimmer is hard to get in a photo. Next I used a stencil and black paint.
The imagae was cut out and glued to the background using Decou Page napkin, that  is a product specially made for glueind thin paper and it works great, no wrinkles and it makes the image become one with the background, Also it has no horrible glue smell so that is a big plus :-)

The Reaper  is also in a coloringbook here
and on a T shirt here

to see more of Rick's Craft team 's work chekc out the facebook group here

Dear Alice

Hi everyone, a very happy healthy New Year to you all!

My first blog  post for 2017, I am planning to do more blogposts and videos in 2017. So thought to start immediately :-)

I am a huge fan of Gojuss stamps and have a bit of a collection so it was about time I start to use them.

My original idea was to make a junk journal  that will have all Gorjuss stamps from my collection in it, but because of the busy Holidays time I just did a journal page.

I will not describe here what I did, because you can see that in a start to finish video below, but for your convenience I have a list of the product used here:

Deco Art Products used: Americana acrylics in: Purple wave, Snow white, Lamp Black.
Deco Art Media Black Gesso and Deco Art Media Matte Medium
Gorjuss stamps: Dear Alice and I found my family in a book
Noor design clearstamp"wallpaper", alphabet stamps and a rubber stamp from Ready2stamp.
Derwent Inktense pencils (I also have the 72 set and some of the pencils I used for skincolor are not in the 24 set, I used : Willow, Saddle Brown and Baked Earth)

 Hope you enjoyed the video and have subscribes to my channel :-)

see you all soon on blogger again

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.

there's a how to video here:

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.

I will enter the following challenge

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 :-)