Sunday, October 2, 2016

31 days of Halloween ; day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the 31 days of Halloween, page 2 of the junkjournal :-)

It's made out of black cardstock, embossed using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and treated with Deco Art Metallic Lustres in Copper Kettle, Black Shimmer Gold Rush.   just love the effect metallic lustres have on paper.

project  2

Deco Art Products used : Americana acrylics inAntique linnen Traditional burnt umber, Antique Mauve, Hauser Medium Green. Deco Art Media Matte Medium, Crackle Glaze, Matte Varnish, Dazzling Metallics Renaissance Brown, Antiquing Cream in Raw Umber, Deco Art Media Gesso. Deco Art Americana Stencil Distressed Harlequin. Digi used is one of the skulls form the skull sheet by Rick St.dennis, The skull rubber stamp in the background is from the Morte Set , also designed by Rick

The page came from my  Dutch to English dictionary I used in school, the paper was allready yellowed but I thought it needed some more aging. To make sure the paper would not bleed when using stamps, I added a few layers of Matte varnish. Stamped the corners using a spiderweb clear stamp
Added the Hauser Medium Green and Antique Mauve acrylic in the middle of the page , Coloured the skull digi and cut it out and used Matte Medium to glue it on the page
Added some more matte Varnish to protect the stamping and colouring and when dry I added the Crackle glaze.
 When Crackle glaze is dry rubb antiquing cream in the crackles and over the page, whipe back again when dry till you like the result and protect with matte varnish.

Gesso the canvas and the piece of carboard (I gesso both sides of the cardboard so it won't warp)

Paint the canvas Antique Linnen and let dry, make a wash of Traditional burnt umber and  water and age the canvas using a kitchen towel.

Paint the cardboard in Hauser Medium Green and Antique Mauve using a sponge. When paint is dry use the skulls from the morte stamp set to create the back ground. Next use the Industrial stamps by Stampendous to age the background and give it the same wash as the dictionary page.
Use Matte Varnish to protect it
Use the distressed Harlquin stencil on the canvas using the Deco Art Dazzling Metallic in Renaissance Brown, and  add some on the edges of the page and the charm.

Distress the edges of the carboard using a small paint brush and traditional burnt umber paint .

 age the lace and make a bow. add the charm to the bow .

Glue all parts togehter, I usse matte medium to glue the page to the card board.

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  1. Great make Monique - love this!! All the texture and colours are wonderful. Love!! Michelle (catzncards) xx

  2. Both of these are just fabulous! Love the coloring on each.

  3. OH Mo super fab makes...ok I am a lover of the Deco art products and you rock with them . Rick skulls are so fab for the combo. awesome art my friend. Happy Day 2

  4. Page 2 looks like a heavy metal plate.
    In my bible journaling class we use
    clear gesso to seal the pages. Works
    very well.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. fabulous creation Monique and love the metallic effect

  6. SPOOKY! Love all the details! Awesome skully frame on the page! Happy 31 DOH!

  7. Soooo spooky and effective. Great write-up/tutorial too! Love these projects of yours!

  8. This is so awesome. Love the products you used. Beautiful make.

  9. This is so awesome. Love the products you used. Beautiful make.

  10. I love the skulls that you used. So spooky.

  11. Love both. Some great creations...Genny xxx