Monday, May 23, 2016

Haunted Design House Evil Returns

Evil Returns, it;s been a while since we minions posted on the HDH blog, but seems we are back, well for this post anyway........

just a quickie, a book box

Deco Art products used, Metallic Lustres in black shimmer , silver spark and Iced Espresso, Gold Rush. Deco Art Media Gesso. Deco Art Paper effrects in metallic copper. Deco Art Americana acrylics in Hauser dark green, Celery green, Navy Blue, Lamp Black, Saffron Yellow, Grey Sky

this is was a chocolate box turned into a shadow  box, the cover is an embossing folder and the back it metal foil tape, on the inside some stenceling and stampng

I used it as a birthday card for a teen boy, he liked it a lot

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Plague Triptych

My DT project for Rick St.dennis combined with the Andy Skinner class in Wanderlust, Stamping in modeling paste (is much harder than you think) .

Products used:  Deco Art Media fluid Acrylics in :Pyrole Red, Cobalt Teal Hue, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Prussian Blue, Quinacridone gold, Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow.  Deco Art Media Antiquing cream in Carbon Black. Deco Art Media Matte MediumDeco Art Media Tinting base and Crakle paint, Deco Art Media  Modeling Paste, Deco Art Media Gesso, Deco Art Media  Crackle Glaze, and  Matte Varnish Deco Art Americana Weathered wood, Deco Art Americana acrylics in Traditional Burnt Umber, Antique White and Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Venetian Gold. Deco Art Metallic Lustres in Black Shimmer and Copper Kettle.
 The plague doctor is called Dr. Noir and is a digi specially drawn for this project by Rick St.dennis (thanks Boss, you are the best !!). The skulls are stamped in the modeling past (nightmares.....the paste has to be dry enough to not be too sticky but not too dry so it won't get the impression of the stamp.  This is take 2, take 1 desperately failed, which is my fault cuz I have been warned to practise on a test piece first, but I am just too impatient so I just jumped in with the real thing lol). The skull stamp is from the Morte set designed by Rick St.dennis and sold by Smeared Ink but no longer available since they went out of business. The Tryptich is MDF and bought at a dutch store called Action (sorta like a dollar store kind of store), it came with all kinds of cute decoupage images that I threw away immediately, cuz  who wants a cute cats and roses and a home sweet home tryptich .....This just screamed to be turned into somethng scary.

 I gessoed the triptych on all sides  and followed the instructions of the Andy Skinner class ( sorry I can't share those but if you check out the Deco Art Mixed Media program here you will find videos how to use Deco Art Media products to get a simular effect.
For the frame and hinges that are on the back of the Triptych I used Tim Holtz alterations dies and cardboard/ cardstock. If you look closely you will see the same skull stamp that has been pressed in the modeling paste, stamped on the crackled background behind the mask.

 The digi is a plague doctor in steampunk style, so I adjusted the background to steampunk style using gear stamps, stamped in venetian gold paint (it jut had to be venetian gold lol). the side pannels were painted in Antiqu white first and got a crackle glaze layer over them when stamping as done. The digi was coloured and scanned then resized to fit the pannels and mirrored, printed on a laser jet color printer. Cut them out and used matte media to glue them on.

The mask was bought on my trip to Venice last year, I am facinated by the Plague masks you find there on evere street ( or canal ) corner, but I could not take a big one on the plane with me. So I bought 2 fridge magnet plague masks with the idea to use them in my craft projects someday :-)

And because I was inspred by the shrines you find in Venice I thought this was the perfect match, I just had to age it a bit and get rid of the gold and glitter. So I sanded it and gessoed it. next painted it Antique white and added crackle glaze and antiquing cream.

the back of the triptych I painted to make it look like wood boards, I use Tradiditional Burnt Uber and a sponge, used a paint brush to make lines and stamped crackles using the Andy Skinner Crackle stamp by Stampendous.

Monday, May 9, 2016

travel journal

I had bought a new sketch book to use as travel journal for our vacation in USA , the book had blank canvas covers so I used Deco Art prosucts to decorate them

Products used:
 Deco Art Traditionsartist acrylics in : Phthalo Blue, Carbon Black, Opaque White, Naphtol Red.
Deco Art Traditons Satin Vasnish, Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze, Gesso, Antiquiging cream in Raw Umber. Deco Art Glas paint marker in Red, Deco Art stencils Andy Skinner, have yuor say and Industrial Elements. Deco Art American Tribute amd Urban Ink : pride

first Gesso the covers, next use the stencils and the paints to decorate, late dry, add a layer varnish and use the crackle Glaze, when crackling is done use antiquing cream to brin our the crackle and wipe back till you like result. Next protect covers using 2 layers of varnish