Monday, March 30, 2015

The Buddha experiment

DECO ART Products used : Americana Acrylic Gesso, Americana Acrylic paint in colours: Lamp Black, Lilac, Indian Turquoise, Sea breeze. Crackle Texture, Metalic Lustres in Fab Fuchsia and Brillliant Turquoise.

I had seen these plastic Buddha wanddecorations in the store a few times, and I

kept thingking ther must be a way to make them look better. So I bought 3 different Buddha's and started to play with my Deco Art goodies.

This is the kind of Buddha deco I started with
It's thin shiny plastic that was supposed to look like metal, but screamed metal all over,

I took a canvas, gessoed it and glued the plastic Buddha on. the Buddha was smaller than the canvas and to hide the edges I added Texture  Crackle  over the plastic edges and the the rest of the canvas. It was a thick layer of Crackle Texture, so let it dry overnight.

When dry I applied a layer of gesso the plastic Buddha. Let Dry again. Next layer was Lamp Black, painted the whole canvas black and made sure the black went into the cracks.

Then I started to add the other Americana Colors with a paint brush and a sponge to give it a bit of an aged look.

The Buddha was painted Indian Turquoise.  When paint was dry I added the Metallic Lustre to the Buddha, started with Brillliant Turquoise, next was the Fab Fuchsia, onlu put on the raised parts.

Also added some on the crackle paste, just a bit to give it some shine.

The quote wass tamped on painted cardboard and glued to the canvas.

I like how it turned out.

Monday, March 2, 2015

how to create a galaxy background

Another how to this time a mixed media canvas using the Rick St. Dennis digi a 1000 stars (this week free when purchasing something in Zibbet or Etsy)

Products used :

A piece of cardboard
Deco Art products:
Americana Acrylics in Purple Pizazz, Ocean Blue, Lamp black, Snow white, Dragon Fruit

 The how to videos are below the pictures of the finished project, in the video is explained how the back ground and the letters are made.

Everyting starts with colouring the image ofcours , Faber Castell Polychromos used on this one

The dress was covered with Craft twinkles after colouring, the cut her out of the background and the rest is in the videos below, Enjoy
 tried to make the sparkle visable but hard in pictures.
here a scan

Sunday, March 1, 2015

spring easter challenge

today the new Rick St.dennis Progressive challenge starts, theme is spring /easter

I made a very pinkish card using the  Easte Tangle elements digi stamp by Rick St.dennis. It was fun to colour the tangled background.  And it ended up being a card

this week you will receive a free digi called a 1000 Stars with your purchase on both Rick's zibbet and Etsy shop, she is gorgeous so hurry before she is moved to the shop and no longer free

I will enter the following challenges: