Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dragon Fly Shrine

I made this little shrine for the Stempelwinkel challenge ""things that fly"

De stempelwinkel stamps used: Libelle and stenen vloer
Deco Art Products used:Deco Art Media antiquing cream in carbon black. Americana acrylic in lamp black, Glamour dust glitter paint in Sizzling red, Deco Art Texture Crackle, Media Crackle Glaze, Metallic lustre black shimmer

the shrine is made using a Tim Holtz die , I used cardboard to die cut the shrine and covered it in texture crackle. The dragon fly was stamped and colored using Derwent iktense pencils. The background stamp is de stenen vloer.

I added crackle glaze and antiquing cream to make the crackles show better

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skull journal page

This page will be entered in the Andy Skinner Bright and Bold challenge.

Deco Art products used:
Andy Skinner stencils: Have your say, Burning rubber, Code breaker, Shedded. Media Misters in Primary Yellow, Yellow Green, Orange, Red. Americana acrylics in Titanium white, Lamp black, True Red, Sea Breeze, Electric Pink. Americana Neons in Thermal green, Americana multi surface in Lemon Zest.Glass paintmarker in black. Media Gesso.
The Vampire skull is a Rick St.dennis digi.

Start with gessoing the page and when dry use media misters . Next use the stencils and the americana paints. The sentiment is written using the glass paint marker and the digital image is coloured and cut out and glued on the page.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Andy Skinner Challenge

For the Andy Skinner challenge "Bold and Bright" I made this canvas board.

Deco Art products used: Americana Acrylics in Festive Green, Red Alert, Lamp Black, Snow White, Carousel Pink, Saffron Yellow. Modelling paste, Gesso, Americana multi surface acrylic in Lemon Zest, Glamour Dust Glitter paint in Turquoise Sparkle, Deco Art Media fluid acrylics in Ultramarine Blue. Andy Skinner Stencils: Hippy Chic, Serendepidy, Industrial elements, code breaker, Americana Mixed Media stencil: Dandelion and the Andy Skinner Indsrtrial rubber stamp set by Stampendous.

I started by Gessoing BOTH sides of the canvas board (they will bend if you only paint one side it's very annoying) next I used paintbrushes , sponges, and my fingers (yikes) to get all the colors on the canvas board, try not to create mud by drying the colors you don't want to mix first before changing to another color (the yellow and green will be ok to mix and the yellow and red too, but green an red is mud so be a bit careful when you slap the paint on, lol, I know it looks like the colors are put on their without thinking.....well,,,,,truth is I did think and this is attempt 2  number 1 is in the bin. LOL).

When base layer of paint is dry and looks the way you want it is time to do the stenciling, first all the Andy Skinner stencils,  and I used different colors to stencil them, depending on the background colour they were used on. Next I used some round shapes and  Americana Snow White and Lamp black to stamp the circles. Also used some mesh as mask. Stamped the crackle stamp from the Industrial stamp set randomly using Archival Jet black. When all the stamping and stencling was done,  I stenciled the word SOAR using lamp black Americana acrylic paint. (use a paint brush that is suited for stencilling, Deco Art has those).

Let Dry and while the paint is drying mix  modeling paste with some Media Fluid acrylic (I used Ultramarine Blue) and use that with the Dandelion stencil, I used a pallete knife to apply.  Let dry and use turquoise glitter paint to go over the dandelions to give them some sparkle.

I guess this is as bold and bright as I can get ( hubby asked me if was OK, when he saw I made this, told him it was Andy's fault, I don't think he understood lol). No worries guys I will get back to dark eventually :-)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

some art journal pages with how to videos

I have been working on these 2 pages and video taped the process, I will includethe videos below,

Here is the supply list: Digital images are both by Rick St,dennis, Fviver the little monster can be found here, and the Skull can be found here. The monster is coloured using Spectrum noir pencils and the skull is coloured using Faber Castell Art grip pencils

Deco Art products used:
Deco Art Media matte medium, media misters (Primary Magenta primary Yellow Yellow Green and Orange for the skull and Primary Cyan, Primary Yellow and Yellow green for the monster) Shimmer misters in White and Violet (for the monster).
Americana acrylics (sea breeze, electric pink and lampblack for the monster and lamp black and spa blue for the skull)
Glass paint marker in black. Gesso and  Stencils by Urban pride and Andy Skinner  (for the monster page only)

other materials used, stamps, mesh, washi tape,

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mouse art journal page

Made an art journal page using a Rick St.dennis image called Bed time mouse , he has a background with hearts and atrrows to ft in the challenge at the Rick St.dennis fans and friends fb page here

Deco art products used: Americana acrylics in spiced orange and lamp black, Media misters in Primary Yellow, Shimmer mister in Violet and turquoise . Media matte medium, Stencil: Industrial elements by Andy Skinner. Glass paint marker black

I used mesh and misters to create the background, added some circles using spiced orange Americana paint. Stencilled the arrows and numbers using the Andy Skinner Industrial elements stencil and lamp black americana paint. Added some washi tape and a stamp.

The organge lines are made by staming with the back of the paint brush (spiced orange)  The ornge circles are outlined using a black glass paint marker and also drew some hearts in.

De Stempelwinkel challenge

For the challenge at de Stempelwinkel I made this art journal page, theme of the challenge is use words. I wrote a quote on my page and used a page of an old dictionary, also the feather stamp I used has a bit of text on it, in the corner of the page you can see a little fly stamp that comes from the Collagabilities Nature sheet which also has the feather on it.

Deco Art Products used: Americana acrylic gesso, Americana acrylic paint  in snow white , Media shimmer mister in Turquoise, Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush and Rose Gold

First I gessoed the page and used the gesso as glue to add the disctionary page, so I gessoed the whole page and while it was still wet I put the book page on and gessoed over the book page as well. Let dry.

Next I used a stencil and the shimmer mister, I sprayed throught the stencil to get the patern on the page and while the mister ink was still wet I wiped out the middle part where the stamp is.

In the middle part I use white acrylic paint and next I used a diamond shape stencil to stencil the metallic lustres ariund the edges of the book page,

When pain was dry I stamped the feather and the fly, used Derwent inktense pencils to color the feather and the fly.

Next I used some Distress inks to age the page and to blend it all in.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

new RSD challenge

It's time for our February RSD Facebook Challenge!
Theme ~ Hearts and/or Arrows
For this challenge, which must feature a Rick St. Dennis image, we want to see a heart(s) or an arrow(s) or both somewhere on your project, either in the image or in the background...or maybe it's the shape. Have fun with it!
Time Frame ~ February 1 – February 29 at 11:59 pm EST
Facebook Challenge Rules
must use an RSD digi or rubber stamp
full project, not just colouring of image (full project can be anything from a tag, card, atc, to an altered piece, mixed media or art journal page...anything where the project is the showcase for the image which is the focal)
hand coloured and hand crafted (no digital colouring)
no limit to the number of submissions per person
one clear, well-lit photo per entry entered into the February Facebook Challenge album.

see all info here

you can find the Rick St.dennis Facebook group here 

The image I uses is called Euro clown with flower , you can find this fun guy here

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