Monday, January 7, 2019

altered alice in wonderland playing cards

See below process video showing how I altered playing cards into Alice in wonderland cards.

Products used:

Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in : Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Oxide, Burnt Umber.
Deco Art Americana Multi Surface Metallic in Gold
Deco Art Americana in Antique White
Deco Art Media Ultra Matte Varnish

Rubberstamps by Blank Page Muse Alice In Wonderland SC 50
Small Crackle Stamp

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Flip Through Junk Journal Vintage Fashion (FOR SALE)

This Journal is for sale in my Zibbet shop here

Inmade this journal using left over paterned papers from my stash togehter wiht Music paper, book paper and writing paper and drawing paper that had all been tea dyed by me.

The cover of the journal is made using a Studiolight die.  The journal has been decorated using stamps, charms, lace, tags and more, all vintage fashion themed. There is plenty of room left to journal in it.

I will enter the following challenges:
(look at the video, there is faux stitching inside)

Monday, December 24, 2018

Some art journalling in bright colors

Hello all,

I have been playing in my small Art by Marlene journal, I really love how the paper is holding up to me mistreating it with paints and mediums.

Today I had a play with the beach house stamps designed by Marlene van Niekerk, they are happy little house, a bit wonky and quirky and that makes them so  much fun to use.

I combined them on one page with a Gorjuss stamp from Santoro, the 2 pages are not a spreas persé but sinds the colors match I decided to keep the house all lined up.

Both pages have a process video on my Youtube channel, see links blow the pictures.

see video here                                                                          see video here

Supply List:

Deco Art products: Americana Acrylics in Vivid Violet and Turquoise Blue Media Fluid Acrylics in Cadmium Orange Hue and Hansa Yellow Light Americana Deco Page Napkin
Americana Neon Lights in: Pink Explosion, Green Ernergy, Knockout Blu, Radiant Yellow. Americana Acrylics in: Vivid Violet, Bright Blue, Snow White Media Fluid Acrylics in: Cadmium Orange, Hansa Yellow Light Decoupage Napkin Stamps by Sudiolight (Art By Marlene BM26 and Grunge SL340) Small Art Journal by Art by Marlene Santoro Gorjuss stamp:the Little Friend Ranger: Archival ink in Jet Black Distress in in Picket Raspberry Pencils: Crayola and Marco Raffine Stencil Hobby Shop Sandra

Friday, December 14, 2018


I have decided to make some changes to the content of this blog.
For the ones that have been following me, you probably know I like "Dark "Art but also have a lot of "Pretty" art. To make it easier for people to just follow the part of my art they like I have split up the blog and have added a new one specially dedicated to the Dark art.

That blog is called "Monique's Pretty Dark Art"and you can follow the link to get there.

This blog will feature all other art from now on, I changed the name to Monique's Art and restyled the way it looks.

I am not going to move my "old dark" posts from this blog to the new one, so if you want to look at the older dark art posts you can still find them here.

Hope you like it and will also follow me on my "Dark"Blog

Saturday, December 8, 2018

A Christmas Art Journal process video

Do you wanna build a  snowman with me?

Actually I made two spreads, one to prepare the facebook live session in the Hobbyshop Sandra inspriration facebook group and on I made during the live session, both are  more or less the same

Let’s play and create a mixed media Christmassy Art Journal page, you can follow along this start to finish process video or just use the idea and create your own scene.

Have fun and enjoy the video below, or the facebook live session (in Dutch) here

Product list

AmericanaAcrylics in Snow White, Lamp Black, Navy Blue, Winter Blue
Media Fluid Acrylics in: Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Green light, Pyrrole orange, Diarylide Yellow, Ultramatine Blue, Pyrole Red.

Old book
Stabillo All Pencil

Faber Castell Brush Pitt pen in black

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

process video Art Journal page Frida

I made and Art Journal page in my  small Art by Marlene journal, see how to video below

Supply list:

DECO ART Products used: Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in: Primary Magenta, Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Magenta Deco Art Media Matte Medium Stamps: Studiolight Grunge SL 341 Stampers Anonymous Theories CMS329 Rubber stamp Frida Kahlo (brand unknown) Dies: Studiolight Grunge SL151 and 152 Stabylo All pencil in black Archival Ink in jet black and Marroon

Journal: Art by Marlene (Studiolight)

All products available at Hobbyshop Sandra