Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Skinzapfel challenge

Here is my project for the Dare to Create challenge on facebook, by Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel.

DECO ART products used:
Media Fluid acrylics in: Primary Magenta, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone gold, Quinacridone red, Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Yellow, Medium Grey Valve 6, Yellow Green Light, Raw Umber, Cadmium Orange, Paynes Grey.  Americana acrylics in: Lamp black, Snow White, Driftwood, Sweet Mint.  Gesso. Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Media Texture Sand Paste,Crackle Paste. Metallic Lustres in Iced Espresso, Black Shimmer and Copper Kettle.

Learn how ro use these products here at  Deco Art Mixed Media Education.  The rust technique used in this project has been taught to me by Andy Skinner in a workshop,

 This is made out of the chipboard  backing of a paperpad, a piece of black cardstock, a MDF frame, wire and a page from a dictionary.

 The flowers are made of a page of a dictionary I drew the flowers cut thm out and painted them and glued them on pieces of wire, The vase is a piece of chipboard, cut into a vase form, painted black and white and to finish a layer of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, The flowers are glued to the back of the vase and the vase is attached to the card using foamtape to get some dimension.

 The gears are dies and are cardstock given the AS rust treatment. The background is black cardstock embossed using a Cuttlebug gear embossing folder. Next I used lustres and Media Line products
 The base is a piece of chipboard painted to look like old wood using American acrylic in Driftwood and Sweet Mint. next I used the Andy Skinner stampset by Stampendous to get a worn wood effect, the edges of the chipboard base are painted using acrylic media fluid in Raw Umber, to make it look like pieces of paint were chipped of on the edges
 the hearts were drawn on chipboard, cut out and used Crackle Paste to get the crackle effect. next painted them Primary Magenta mixed with Paynes Grey
 the flowers are base on a MMM project by Tracy Weinzapfel, I sorta copied the background she made but lots smaller, the flowers and background inside the frame are about 3 inch high
 here some details on the rust

hope you like what I made I had fun making it :-)

I will enter the following challenges:

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dream Catcher Journal page and a tutorial video

I have been having fun painting in my art journal, here is the result :-)

Gesso, Media Misters in Yellow Green, and Primary Yellow. Shimmer mister in Turquoise.
Media fluid acrylics in Pymole Red, Cobalt Tea Hue, Cobalt Blue hue. Traditions  artist acrylic paints in Carbon Black and Opaque White 

First imade the background (see process in link to video here, only use different colours misters but the idea is the same)

Next I sketched the dreamcatcher using a 6 b graphite pencil, and painted the colours in. For the feathers I started with grey and added a bit black and lighter grey and white to get the idea of fluffy feathers :-) (all mixed by the white and black traditions paint)

when paint was all dry I erased the remainin pencil lines and wrote the sentiment

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crazy Birds

I had some fun with the birds stampset by Katzelkraft and Deco Art Media Misters in my art journal.

DECO ART products used: Media misters in Primary Magenta and Primary Yellow, Shimmer Mister in Turquoise. Gesso, Glass paint marker in white.

Other produscts used: bird stamps by Katzelkraft, dvd marker in black, swirl stamps, Archival jet black ink pad, Derwent coloursoft pencils and a waterbrush, Uniball signo gel pen in white, scissors and glue. Mister filled with water, Kitchentowel, ruler.

The journal is the small Dylusions journal from Ranger

First gesso both pages and let dry, next spray a little water on the right page and use the misters, add a bit of spary water if needed, colours will start running. Close the book (yep go ahead it's not that scary)  open it again and you will see both pages are now covered in mister ink.  Let it dry a bit and use kitschen towel to dab off excess paint and let the pages dry.

Meanwile take a piece of white cardstock and stamp the birds, use pencils to colour them and cut them all out.

When page is dry take a ruler and draw the line using the black dvd marker (I found out they write on acrylic paints very well but a Sharpie will work too I guess).  Stamp the birds on the line (because some parts of the stamp are very detailed you won;t be able to cut them out of the coloured ones, when that happens you will have the stamped image on the page for the missing parts)

Glue the birds on and write the sentiment with the black marker and the white gel pen.

Stamp the swirls in black and use the white glass paint maker for some accents.

see how I made the background in the video here

I will enter the follwing challenges:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

We are all mad here

Have been working in my small Dylusions art journal, as some of you know I love Cheshire cat so he just had to be in my journal.

DECO ART produscts used:
Media Fluid Acrylics in: Yellow Green light, Cobalt Teal Hue, Titanium White, Raw Sienna. Traditions Acrylic in carbon Black, Media misters in: Primary Yello, Primary Magenta and Shimmer mister in white.  Gesso, Matte Varnish, Glass paint markers in black and white

I gessoed the pages first and use water soluble crayons to create the background, next I used a clear gesso to seal it.

Then I used the misters to finish the background.

The quote is handwritten using the glass paint markers and Cheshire is painted,
First I used a pencil to sketch Chess and then started painting the black outline.  The eyes are Cobalt Teal Hue with a little Yellow Green Light. For the shadow I mixed some cobalt teal hue with a blit black and white to do the chado in the eyes.  The grey used for the shadows ia a mix of black and white. Teath are white and nose is Raw Sienna (mixed with a bit of white for the lighter parts of the nose and white for the highlights)

The border are stamps by Inkadinkado and Archival Jet black ink, I added some white on the stamped images using the paint marker

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Craftsheet review

Hi everyone, hallo allemaal had sent me a sample sheet to test and review so I made a video about that. I used the sheet to work on making some ATC's and Tags, and you can follow the process in the video. heeft me een craftheet gestuurd om te testen een een review te doen, ik heb er een fimlpje van gemaakt. Ik heb de test gebruikt om wat ATC's en tags te maken, hoe dat kun je zien in het filmpje.

Product list is at the end of this post.  Een lijst met prducten die ik heb gebruikt and het einde van deze post.

For more info and to see more reviews check link below, voor meer informatie en reviews ga naar de link hieronder

Here is the video it's in both Dutch and English enjoy:

Here some pictures of the results, how to make these has been explained in the video, product list below the pictures

Thanks for sending me the sheet I love using it, it's a perfect work surface.

Gesso, Crackle Glaze, Matte Varnish, Matte Medium, Media Misters in: Primary Yellow and Primary Magenta. Americana Acrylics in: Snow White and Lamp Black. Media fluid acrylic in: Primary Yellow and Cobalt Teal Hue. Traditions acrylic in Ultramarine Blue. Metallic Lustre in Copper Kettle. Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black. Glamour Dust Glitter paint in red and black
STENCILS by Andy Skinner: Code Breaker, Industrial Elements, Strike a Pose.

Alice in Wonderland stamps designed by Rick St.dennis available at I Brake for Stamps (some also in rubber available)
Stempunk man on flying bicycle by Kicostamps
Gear stamp by Craftemotions
Card symbols background stamp (sorry no ides where it comes from)

Card Symbols
Gears  (mine are from Craftables, that's Marianne Design)

Distress inks in: Vintage photo, Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Ripe Pesimmon, Picked Raspberry

Cardstock in white and dark blue, for the tags I used a frozen pizza box (recycle lol)
scissors, heatgun (no mine is not for sale, I used Deco Art Media Misters on it). Chizzle it .
Masking tape, masking paper, sequine waste (or a stencil with dots), Glue, Ribbon (I used white polyester ribbon) and an acrylic block. A mister with water, Paintbrushes.  Kitchen sponge. Baby wipes and kithcen towel

And ofcourse a craftsheet

Thursday, March 10, 2016

creepie and crawlies 2

Another tag for the stempelwinkel challenge insects/ creepy crawlies

Stempelwinkel stamps used:beetle detail,  Grave Tidings and Dark Boundaries

Background Deco Art products: Media Misters in Primary Yellow, Primary Magenta, Crackle Glaze and Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black, Gesso and Matte Varnish

The tag is made from a cardboard box, I gessoed it first and when dry I sprayed a bit water on the gesso and used the misters  Let dry and stamp the beetles using Archival jet black ink, Put a layer varnish on and when dry add the crackle glaze. When the glaze is dry use antiquing cream to bring out the crackle, add another layer of varnish and stamp the skellie and graveyard using white Stazon.

add a ribbon and that's it

Thursday, March 3, 2016

creepy crawlies

For the challenge at de Stempelwinkel  Insects/Creepy crawlies, I made another little shrine

I used the wooden pieces that are supposed to go on the back of a canvas. I gessoed them and painted them gold using Dazzlin Metallics in Emperors gold, The crackles are crackle glaze and I rubbed some antiquing cream in carbon black.

All stamps used are from de Stempelwinkel

Deco Art products used : Gesso, Dazzling metallics in Emperors gold, Media Crackle Glaze. Antiquing cream in carbon black.

Stamps: Beetle detail  , skull flourish,  spiderweb and spider form the plate Grave Tidings

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

canvas with modeling paste

I have made this canvas to enter the Andy Skinner challenge bold and bright

Deco Art products used: Media Misters in: Primary Yellow, Yellow Green, Purple, Primary Cyan, Orange, Primary Magenta, and a Shimmer mister in Turquoise. Metallic Lustres in: Cosmic Blue, Radiant Red, Majestic Purple, Brilliant Turquoise, Gold Rush.
Media Modeling paste, Dazzling Metallics in Amethyst and stencils by Andy Skinner: Incognito, Burning rubber, and the Americana stencil: Dangles.

 I used a pre gesso ed canvas and added the modeling paste without adding an extra layer of gesso, I guess that is what makes the structure of the canvas show a lot more than usual LOL.

I made a mask to create the wavey lines and cover parts of the canvas while applying the modeling paste through the different stencils. You need to let it dry befor you can move on to the next part of th canvas, so tis took a bit of time.

When all stencilling was done and the modeling paste had dried I started  using the misters, again using the masks to create the dfferent parts. So that means letting the mister paint on the canvas dry before moving to next part.

After all colour was on and dry I used contrasting metallic lustre colours to get out the texture better.

Next I used the dazzling metalic paint to make a line between the different sections on the canvas, to give it some more depth.

 here some details  my leap, had never tried this before, to use masking at modeling paste.