Friday, September 29, 2017


Hi I have some exciting news :-),  I will be teaching a class at ArtChicks Studio ( Barneveld, the Netherlands.

We are going to make an altered canvas (see pics below) using Deco Art products and a digital stamp by Rick St.dennis.

You can find all info here, hope to see you there :-)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

ITAC 17 challenge 6 the world

#itac17 #itac17Final #aallandcreate

Deco Art Traditions in:  Opaque White, Phthalo Blue, Carbon Black, Red Violet, Ultra Marine Blue, Naphtal Red Light, Hansa Yellow

I used the backside of a canvas and added a layer of stucco on the frame to smooth out the edge of the canvas and the staples.
The background is painted using watercolor paper and paint thinned with water to create a watercolor effect (wet in wet). The same colors were used on the frame.
The stars a re spattered using white paint and a fan brush.

The skyline is a diecut, black cardstock covered with some metallic lustre.

The Globe is also a diecut , I added some distress ink and metallic lustre.

The words are stamped and on wone side of the canvas I added some wire to attache the words to.

I finished the piece bij adding some black paint to the edges of the frame

This was made for the ITAC 17 final, I enjoyed all 6 challenges :-)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

On the Sin City Inpsiration blog I will show you how to make this card, using the masking technique. See step by sep instructions here

Supply list:
Sin City Stamp sheets:

White Cardstock
Black cardbase
Black waterproof stampink
Ink pads in several colors
Masking paper

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Itac'17 challenge 5 the Americas

#itac17 #itac17challenge5 #aallandcreate

Deco Art Products used :

Americana Acrylics: Antique Teal, Blue Grass Green, Midnite Green, Yellow Green, Bright Green, Festive Green, Lamp Black,
Deco Art Decou Page Napkin, Deco Art Media matte varnish
Stencil:  Deco Art Americana Mandala  18 x 18 inch

This wa made on a piec of a cardboard box that was sent to me from US, I kept the the big part of the box to use it in a mixed media project someday, and I thought it was perfect for the Americas challenge.
The Mandala, the eagle and the word freedom are stencils, Lady Liberty is a Stencil too.
The feathers are stamped onto music paper that was painted in the same colors as the mandala.
The text is a rub on. I added some black splatter and black paint on the edges. Finished the piece with a layer of matte varnish

ITAC'17 challenge 4 Africa

For Itac,17 challenge 4 I made this painting of an African Mask

Deco Art Products used:

Deco Art Americana acrylic Gesso
Deco Art Americana Acrylics in:  Moon Yellow, Antique Gold, Cherry Red, Traditional burnt umber,Bright Orange, True Red, Asphaltum,, Lamp black,
Deco Art Americana Multi Surface in Orange Neon and Lemon Zest
Deco Art Media Matte Varnish, Americana Stencil Aztec

I started with a layer of gesso to prepare the cardboard for painting, Next used Oranges and yellows to create the background color.

The patern is a stencil and red acrylic paint.

When all paint was dry I used a pencil to draw the mask and next painted all colors on.

Itac'17 challenge can be found here

USA flag AJ page

I was playing around with a Deco Art Stencil and this came out

Deco Art Products used:
Deco Art Americana acrylics in : True Red , Snow White, True Blue and Navy Blue
Deco Art Americana Gesso, Stencil American Tribute

I made this in my small Moleskine journal, it has very thin paper so first I glued 2 pages together and next added a layer of gesso.

The Flag of the stencil was exact the right size to fit on the spread and I started stenciling the red using a stencil brush.
Next I adde the blue and made the background around the flag blue too.
The stars are in the stencil and I used white for them, next I painted the white stripes.

The shades were made using a Faber Castel pitt brush pen in black.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Vermeer girl

I made this AJ page using a art of an icecream package, the girl with the pearl earring by Vermeer, just couldn't throw her away.

Deco Art products used :

Americana Acrylics in: Light Mocha, Affron Yellow, Antique Teal, Asphaltum, Traditional burned umber, Orange twist.
Deco Art Media Crackle Glaze, Deco Art Media Ultra matte Varnish

The background was made starting with Antique teal,  next the color block were made.  The next layer was Crackle  Glaze.

When dry the circkle was painted and some other colors added over the color blocks.

Next layer was matte vasnish and when that was dry the Vermeer lady was glued on the page,

The feathers are stamps.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Travellers Notebook

I bought a Trvellers Notebook (knock off) because i think it will work great for me to have the option of having several books in one cover. with our upcoming travel to USA I started decorating the covers of insert that will be my travel journal. There is a video of the process, see below
Deco Art Products used:
Deco Art Americana Acrylics in: Indian Turquoise, Traditional Burnt Umber, Lamp Black and True Blue.
Deco Art media white gesso, media crackle glaze and Deco Art media matte varnish

Saturday, September 9, 2017

challenge on Sparkle and Glitter, clowning around

The theme at the new challenge is clowning around, well you don't really have to use the theme to enter as long as you use one of Rick's digis.

I just could not resist to make this art journal page.........

For the background I used Deco Art Media misters and glimmer misters in Violet, Turquoise, primary Magenta and Primary Yellow. The quote was stamped with black in and I made a white line around the letters using Deco Art Americana Snow White acrylic paint. The image wa adhered to the page using Deco Art Decou PageThe digital image by Rick St.dennis is called Happy Clown Cecil he was coloured using pencils and cut out. The image was adhered to the page using Deco Art  Americana Decou Page Napkin.

There is a how to make the background video on my you tube channel here (please like and subscribe)

here some more pictures

Hope to see your makes at the Sparkle and Glitter challenge here

Halloween ornanment for Sin City Stamps

I am on the Sin City Inspiration blog showing you how to make this Halloween Ornament, check out the blogpost here

Supply list:

From Sin City Stamps

Black waterproof stamp ink
Deco Art AmericanaAcrylic paint in lamp  black, Deco Art Americana  Multisurface paint in neon orange, and  Deco art Glamour Dust  in neon orange glitter
Wooden frame (mine is house shaped but any shape will do)
pencil and scissors
plastic Skull bead
black Ribbon
foam dots

Friday, September 1, 2017

Airless chambers new challenge

For the new challenge at the Rick St. dennis dark blog, Airless Chambers, I made an art journal page using Closet Monster by Rick St. Dennis.

I made this in a journal with black pages in it and used Deco Art Americana Multi-surface paint in Neon Pink and Neon Orange.
De background is made by using a stencil, the digi is colored using pencils, cut out and glued to the background. The sentiment is written using a whit Gell pen.

 Here some more pictures.

Hope to see you in the challenge at Airless Chambers, have fun