Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Design Team Trowdown challenge 9

The challenge theme "Metal Menia" was picked by the winners of challenge 8 Delicious Doodles.

The Design Team Throwdown challenge is organized by Smeared and Smudged forum, and it was moved to a blog last challenge, you can find it here.

The  Airless Chaimbers team for this challenge is Rick, Julia and me (Mo).

My project wasn't planned for the throwdown, some of you might have seen a preview on facebook. It was suppose to be my day 5 for the 31 days of Halloween, and also my dt project for the newsletter freebie. But life got in the way of a fellow teamie and suddenly I was in the throwdown.
Yep guys I used the freebie image that will be in the Rick St. Dennis October newsletter,  It was supposed to be a secret but I spoiled that for all of you. The good part is it gives you the oppotunity  to sign up (here) if you allready haven't done so, cause this is a must have image.

The other goodies I used are Deco Art Americana Acrylic paint (lamp black and  traditional burnt umber) and Dazzling Metallic paint : emperors
gold. Glazing medium and Weathered wood crackle medium. Metallic Lustres in black shimmer and Gold Rush.

Ok here it is my book of Potions and Magical Spells :

 The book was a wooden book box the outside is covered with black cardstock, first embossed and then added the metallic lustres (the coolest stuff ever!!), the inside of the box was painted,first the emperors gold thenthe weatheredwood and the top layer lamp black.

The digi is a Rick St. Dennis image (newsletter, don't forget!) the bottles are filled with glitter glue, the skull and spider are also coverd with the metallic lustres  (that stuff can be used on anything  the spider web has some on it too.
The little pumpkin was in my prize package for being Master of the Macabre (
August 2013) from Haunted Design House (thanks guys loved all the goodies you send me)


and a pic of the materials used
I will enter this in the following challenges

Sunday, September 22, 2013

a bit scary and a cute monster page

Ok this is a bit scary even for me (yes I hear you guys thinking, huh?? what can scare you??, you're on the dark side. Trust me, I do get scared sometimes LOL)

I will get you the pics first

I agree, these aren't very scary pics.......but..........the idea that I will be starting teaching classes at Koffie Kaartje is a little bit scary in a good way LOL.
First class will be all about making these tags, that will be in November, you can sign up at the shop.
What I used to make them:
some flowers and charms
Marianne Design clear stamps
archival jet black ink
Next one is another Art Journaling page, I used a Rick St.Dennis digi called  Goblin Gus my Gelli plate and Deco Art Americana Acrylic paints Calypso blue, Sour Apple and some left overs from a previous print. Quote came from the net.
The markers used are Edding 8400 cd/dcd and blue ray marker for the zentangle frame and the lettering is Edding 780 paint marker. Image is coloured using Caran d'ache luminance 6901 pencels
O and some cool news  for Dutch RSD Rubber fans (and maybe also for our neighbour countries)about the RSD Rubber stamps that are available at I Brake for Stamps, you can now also order them at Koffie Kaartje, they are not in the online shop yet but you can contact the store to order, saves postage.
I will enter the tags in the following challenges  i hope layers of paint will count, there are lot's of them on the tags
I will enter the AJ page into the following challenges challenge 59 anything goes or frame it; the AJ page's got a zentangled frame

Monday, September 16, 2013

Glass painting how to

I  bought a glass plate at the thrift store, one you can put candles on, it was just plain glass , perfect for trying out some glass painting.

I will show you how to in a minute, first a pic of the finished piece

Supply list
white vinegar
old newwpaper
scotch tape
glass plate
pattern (see below)
This pattern is provided by Rick St.Dennis MFA, (thanks Rick for drawing this for me)  you will need the black and white version, the coloured version is for colour reference

This technique is called "REVERSE GLASS PAINTING" you paint the top layers first and then work down to the background. Since you are painting on the backside of the glass the finish is very slick and professional looking especially with DECO ART glass painting products.
Rick designed this project to use DECO ART GLOSS ENAMELS-Gloss Enamels are opaque and can be home oven baked for a durable dishwasher safe finish-they can also be blended for a wide variety of colours.
I love the sparkle and look of the Deco Art glamour dust glitter paints-so, I changed the painting pattern to suit my supplies.
Rick always encourages painters to change and adapt his patterns to suit their creative feelings-for instance this pattern could be done in AUTUMN colours-drop the Halloween senti and add an acorn border-you could even edit out the face on the pumpkin.
Wash the glass plate in hot water and rinse it with white vinegar, let dry completly.
Place it face down on an old newspaper and mist the back with the Americana Matte Spray, just a light even coat, let dry for 24 hours (yep you need patience for this one LOL). I did a second layer of spray just to be sure I didn't miss a spot (and again let dry 24 hours)
Than we can start, put the plate face up  on your work space
Print the black and white pattern (change it to the size you need, I enlarged the pattern on a copymachine
Tape the pattern FACE DOWN on the FRONT of the plate, to make it easier to tape it(cause of the curves in the plate) I first cut the middle part out and cut all sides too. 

when you taped every piece of the patteren in place it should look like this, check that every piece is place correctly, hard to see cause of the mirrored writing,

You will be painting on the back of the plate, where the Americana Matte Spray is
take the neon  yellow glitter paint, shake well and paint the swirls in the stars and the yellow highlights at the eyes, nose and mouth, let paint dry
Use the Glass paint marker trace all out lines and writing ( it says Happy Haunting) on the pattern, let dry

when finished it looks like this, see pic below
you will need to add several layers ( let dry in between layers) of glitter paint to get the best result

 when the yellow swirls  and highlights, are the way you like and have dried you can start painting the stars orange, and add the green to the stem. and when the orange of the stars is dry, you can start painting the edges green

add the purple round the pumpkin

Mix the yellow and orange to get a lighter orange to use for the highlights in the pumpkin, see pic. again you will need more layers to get it right. Let dry in between layers.
 When you turn the glass plate face up, (make sure paint is dry before you do this) it should look like this (check if you use the coloured pattern as reference if you paint the highlights in the right place)
turn it face down again and paint the rest of the pumpkin orange, this is what the finished piece looks like when all layers paint are on, let dry and
use the Americana Matte Spray to seal the back, let dry 24 hours
and done.
Here some more pics of the finished piece
and a bit closer to see the high lights and the glitter
more glitter

and some more glitter
 and the final pic.

I really like how it turned out, of course you can use Deco Art glass paint, but the Glitter paints works fine on glass , I really love the glitter and neon for Halloween.
Happy Haunting 
I will enter this in the following challenges

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Alpha dictionary letter G

LOL   I think it's obvious what word I chose for the letter G in the Alpha Dictionary challenge over at the Craft Barn Blog, well actually I had choise of 3 at least.

Ghost, Goblin and Ghoul, these are my favorit G words by far.......

Can't do all three I guess but I wanted to use a quote that must sound familiar to anyone who has ever been to Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris. It has both Goblin and Ghoul in it so thought to just cut both words out of my dictionary.

But fair is fair, have to chose one word so I'll go for Goblin  :-)

The image used is Lady Greystone  a Rick St. Dennis digi stamp, she reminds me of the bride haunting Phantom Manor, looking for her groom (the poor guy didn't show up at the wedding, he kinda died, someone hung him).
The background is a gelli plate print.
Paint used:  Deco Art americana acrylic paint,colours:

the Rick St. Dennis digi is coloured using Caran d'ache luminance 6901 coloured pencils, a paper stump and odourless white spirit

The tekst is handwritten I used Edding 780 paint markers, in white and black, the doodles are also done with these markers

Friday, September 13, 2013


another tag this time for a gdt for Left of the center blog challenge 14 where Rick is sponsoring, and yes I was late......
theme is No designer papers.
The tag background is Deco Art American acrilyc  paint and stamps
first a layer of light buttermilk DA 164, stamped the the White rabbit , which is a Rick St. Dennis Rubber stamp from IBFS, masked it and stamped the clocks, then a layer of weathered wood crackle medium, then added Baby Blue DA042, let it crack and whiped the blue of on parts of the tag to make the tags visable.
To finish I used a glaze using a mix of  Deco Art glaze medium and traditional burnt umber
The clock has a layer of Metallic lustre on it (black)
the white rabbit stamp is coloured using pencils

i will enter the following challenges

Monday, September 9, 2013

Another Halloween tag

I used a I Brake for Stamps Halloween rubber stamp for this, ofcourse with it has one of Rick's images on it. The tag is cut out of cardboard and gesso-ed first. Painted with a layer of Deco Art americana light buttermilk paint and then stamped the images using Archival jet Black.

Coloured them using coloured pencils and then blended the clours using odourless white spirit.

stamped the background with the spider webs and painted the rest of the tag using Deco Art glamour dust glitter paint in Neon green and Neon orange

The images used is Be our ghost

and a glitter close up
I will enter this tag in the following challenges