Thursday, August 31, 2017

Octopus lady card for Sin City Stamps

I am on the Sin City Inspiration blog here with a tutorial on how I made this tage using stamps and Fabel Castell Gelatos as background

Thursday, August 24, 2017

fun journal page

 Supplies used: Deco Art Americana acrylics in Wisteria, Jack O lantern Orange Teal Green and Lamp Black , some stencils and Katzelkraft stamps

The stamps were coloured usng Derwent Inktense pencils, and cut out.

I vinger painted some teal green on the page and next used the stencils. The sentiment is a stamp that comes with the set. The animal people were glued on the page and done.  This was a very quick make because the coloring was allreday done before I started this page.

This was made to participate in the Mixed Media Art Book Group this month we are working from the Dina Wakely, Freedom, book.

Lucky Cat Shrine for ITAC'17 challenge

Supply list:

Deco Art Americana acrylics in Lamp Black and True Red
Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Emperors Gold
Deco Art Media Gesso (white and black), Modeling paste and Gloss Varnish

Cardboard (pieces of a box)
Stamps with Chinese Characters, coins and decorations.
A Lucky Cat (mine was a key chain hanger)
Stamp Ink (waterproof, I use Archival Jet black)
Tim Holz dies ( Baroque and Artfull Dwellings)
white cardstock

I am sorry I did not take step by step pictures but will explain how I made it. It is not that hard.
Start by cutting the shapes (2 of the baroque  and 4 or 5 of the Artfull dwellings)

The Baroque die will be the front and the back of the shrine and you need to cut off some of the side edges to get the shape I have used, also cut a part out of the bottom to creat some "feet". The front needs a hole that is big enough to fit the Lucky Cat in.

The Artfull dwelling shapes that will hold the cat will neet a hole too, use a craft knife to cut it out (use a pencil to draw the shape first)

In my Shrine 3 artfull dwellings dies with hole were enough to create enough depth to hold the kitty.

Gesso all pieces ( I used whot gesso for the parts that were going to be red and black for the rest, gesoo both sides)

Paint all parts and use modeling paste and a stencil to create the mosaic tile look on the gold frame around the cat, paint that carefully in black and gold when modeling paste is dry (use the stencils as a mask to avoid gold paint to go on the blac parts)

Stamp the coins on gold painted cardstock and cut them out, attache the tassels.

Stamp all images on the front of the shrine and paint over the characters using gold metallic paint.

Use some gold paint on the edges.

stamp some Chinese characters to make tiles and stamp characters on the cardboard piece that will be the back ground for the cat.

Use gloss Varnish over all painted parts

Assemble all pieces and add the coins with the tassels using foam tape and put the cat in place.

This was made for ITAC "17 challenge 2 "Asia"   art as meditation.

#itac17 #AALLtournament2017 #aallandcreate

Monday, August 14, 2017


 Deco Art Media Fluid acrylics in: Cobalt Teal Hue, Quinacridone Gold. Interference paint in Turquoise.  Deco Art Americana Acryclics in: Snow White, Navy Blue, True Red, Indian Turquoise.
Deco Art Metallic Lustres in: Brilliant Turquoise, Black Shimmer, Copper Kettle, Elegant Emerald, Cosmic Blue, Burnished Brass.

 how to in this video

 this Triptych was made for Challenge 1 "europe"  one of ITAC'17, see details here

#itac17 #itac17challenge1 #aallandcreate

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We're b'ack at the Airless Chambers blog

Rick St.dennis is starting the dark challenges again on the Airless Chambers blog, so for all you Dark side lovers go check out the new monthly chalenge here,  it's anything goes as long as Rick's digi or rubberstamps are used.

hope to see you there.

For my EDT project I made an art journal page using the Ghost of the screaming Friar, the background is made using Deco Art Media misters in Yellow, Turquoise and some purple.
The bats, tombstones and branches are Tim Holtz dies turned into foam stamp (die cut fun foam and glue it to a piece of acetate) I used Deco Art americana lamp black acrylic paint to stamp them.

The digi was coloured using pencils and cut out. Adhered to the page using Deco Art Decou page napkin.

The quote was found on the net.

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