Tuesday, January 16, 2018


I won a art course by Muriel Steger and Petra Steijn, and it is hard for me to do. It's about letting go and not use you nind but your heart to create art.

I am a control freak and I have not much experience in painting girls faces, so it's hard fr me to do the lessons.

so far I made this:

Deco Art Products used:
Deco Art Americana Decou Page Napkin, Deco art Media Misters in Red and Yellow, Deco Art Media Gesso, Deco Art Americana Acrylic in Lamp black.

For this page, without going into the lessons too much, I made a background using a napkin with a marble print, decoupaged it to the page and usde a red Media Mister and  a Yellow Media mister to give the background colour. Next I used a pencil to sketch the head and painted it white using Gesso.

Next I drew the face and cooured it using Inktense pencils. The words are written using a Sharpie.

The gears were stamped using acrylic paint.

sketch after Klimt

Deco Art Products used:
Deco Art Media Gesso, Deco Art Americana acrylic in : Marigold, True Ochre, Spicy Mustard, Bright Blue, Cherry Red.  DEco Art Dazzling Metallics in: Chanmpagne Gold, Emperors Gold, Venetian Gold. Deco Art Multi Surface Satin in Lemon Zest and Deco Art Multi Metallic in Chocolate.  Americana Stencil Bubbles and Personally yours stencil Strength Deco Art Media Matte Varnish
The background and the bird are made using stencils and the paints listed above over a layer of Gesso.
The drawings are made using a Neco Color 1 oil pastel when done the pages got a layer of Matte Varnish to protect them

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mermaid card for The Blank Page Muse Art Rubber Stamp Company

The first challenge of The Blank Page Muse Art Rubber Stamp Company (Formerly Sin City Stamps) starts January 10 th and the theme is "Use Turquoise, silver and sparkle"

 Rubber stamp used: Misty the Mermaid, from The Blank Page Muse Art Stamp Company.

Deco Art Products used: Deco Art Decou Page Napkin and Crystal glitter.
Americana Multi Surface paint in Metallic Silver and Craft Twinkles in Crystal

Other products used: Cardstock in white and Turquoise Glitter, Patterned Paper, Colored Pencils (metallic) Glue, A premade sentimaent on vellum, pearls. Foam tape. Waterproof ink in black

I made a video on how to make the card (start to finish) here

Also check out my teamies inspirations  here

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Valentines day frames

Almost february so time to think about Valentines day gifts to make :-)

I made a heart frame using cardboard in a mosaic kind of way and people started to bomb me with questions on how  I made it :-)  (so cool when that happens)

The best way to show is in a Video so I decided to create a simular frame with a different focal point and film the process and explain all steps in a video. Because a lot of the questions came from people in the Nethelands I decided to speak both Dutch and English in the video to talk you through all steps. Apparantly people don't mind because the comments are all very psotive :-)

Thanks everyone for looking at the video and subscribing to my channel, I have reached over 600 subscribers yesterday and that made me very happy :-)

So here som pictures, a list of supplies and a link to the video

Supply list:
Deco Art products : Triple thick Gloss Glaze Americana Acrylics in: lamp black, desert turquoise, traditional burnt sienna. and for the heart I used Scarlet and for the moon I used Moon Yellow. Deco Art Media line products: Matte medium, Matte varnish, Crackle Glaze. Metallic Lustres in: Burnished Brass, Black Shimmer Stencil for the moon frame is by Dutch Doobadoo, the one used on the heart frame is by Deco Art, a Andy Skinner stencil Stamps: the heart, the ticket and the love definition stamp are all from the Tim Holtz set Love Struck CMS 082 by Stampers Anonymous. The flourish and moon stamp are from The Blank Page Muse The crackle stamp came from a stampendous set by Andy Skinner All paper and embellishments and the glue came from a store called Action, which is a kind of dollar store type of store. next you need cardboard (old box) the back of a photoframe. A pencil and eraser. Ruler, knife Scissors, some paint brushes and a pallete knife. Heat gun is handy and baby wipes too For stamping I used my home made stamping tool (see my video on how to make that) and Archival ink by Ranger in Jet Black

Some notes to think of:

The cardboard from the box might contain acids so if you want to make sure your paper will not be damaged by this you will want to gesso it first and next add a layer of black paint before adding the paper.
I use cardboard a lot in my work and never had any issues with it but if you want to be on the safe side it is just something you will want to do.

The glue I use is only available at Action, which is a dollar store kind of shop, they are not in all countries so the best comparishment for the glue I used is the Collal All purpose glue

All instuctions are in the video here:

here some more closer looks

thanks for visiting and your nice comments

Saturday, December 16, 2017

peace and Joy


Hi all,  I will show you how to make this tag on the Sin City Inspiration team blog here


Sin City stamps: Cherub border background and Vintage wavy banner

Liquid masking fluid
watercolor paint
modelng paste
3 d foam
waterproof stamp ink in black

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas Cat

For the new challenge at Sparkle and Glitter blog by Rick St.dennis, I made a simple Christmas card using the Christmas cat from the Lil bits of Christmas sheet

The cat was colored using pencils and cut out. Then glued on a piece of green cardstock that has been die cutted.  The embossed parts have a little Deco Art Metallic lustre on them and I also added some pearls.

The card base is red cardstock, the die cut is matted using Christmas designer paper.

thanks for visiting hope to see you in the challenge here