Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Steampunk angel for Sin City Stamps

My turn again at the Sin City blog, you can find step by step instructions how to make the Steamounk angel here

Supply list:
  1. Sin City stamps : Crackle Background stamp,
  2.  Angel Feathered Wings heart shaped stamp , 
  3. Small Cogs and Gears steampunk stamp,  
  4. 1923 numerals rubber stamp 
  5. Octopus Time sheet .(The "lady" and the "steampunk" word)
  6. Angels Fly on the wings of love phrase word stamp
  • Photo frame 
  • Cardstock in white
  • Ranger Distress Inks in browns and black
  • Versa-mark ink
  • Scissors

Sunday, November 26, 2017

girl on the moon

See above my video on making this Art Journal page

Deco Art Products used: 
Deco Art Media fluid acrylics in: Dioxazine purple, Ultramarine Blue, Primary Yellow, Quinacridone Magenta, Translucent White, Cadmium Orange. Deco Art Decou page matte and Chrystal Glitter. Gorjuss Stamp (On top of the world) the mini version by Santoro Tim Holtz Alterations craftdie; Crescent Moon and Stars by Sizzix Crayola and Marco Raffine coloured pencils Archival ink in Jet Black by Ranger Faber Castell Pitt Brush pen in black Quote printed from computer on ink jet printer using normal printer paper. You will also need old book pages, scissors, paint brushes and baby whipes. A heat gun is handy.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dodo Tag

As youguys maybe know I like Dodo's ,  not the smartest birds and they are not that pretty, but I like them anyway.

As a matter a fact they are in my bird top 5.
1) Raven (clever and pretty)
2) Pelican (looks like a flying dinosaur so that's cool)
3) Dodo (Extinct but still cool)
4) Road Runner (funny and I love cartoons too lol)
5) Humming birds (they are soooo small)

I made this take using a dodo stamp (it's the dodo from Alice)

Deco Art Products Used:
Deco Art Media fluid acrylics  : Quinactidone Gold, Prussian Blue, Transparent yellow, Cobalt teal hue
Deco Art Media Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black
Deco Art Media line: Blackk Gesso, Crackle Glaze, Tinting Base, Matte Medium
Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Burnishe Brass
Stamp by sin City from the sheet Alice in wonderland

see how I made this tag in the video here

Monday, November 13, 2017

Winner You tube give away

Hi everyone,

as promised here the result of the prizedraw on the give away on my You Tube channel,

The winner is Patricia Crossland, Congrats!

Message/ Email me your address and I will send out the parcel as soon as possible

my email address is Mdijk67(at)live(dot)nl

Thanks to all who subscribes and left wonderful comments.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Rabbit on a bike

I found this cool stamp on a craft fair, a rabbit in a suit riding a bike, the sentiment is Happy Easter and in the basket on the bike were easter eggs........

Soooo I figuered I could probably use it in a steam punk project anyway and made a little tag

 Deco Art Product used:
Deco Art Media White Gesso
Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Teal Hue
Americana acrylic in Jet Black
Americana Stencil: Short Circuit
Rabbit stamp by Inkadinkado
Steampunk gears and sign by Sin City Stamps

you can see how I made this tag in the video here

make a new friend

Deco Art Products used:
Ameicana Acrylics in; Sour Apple, Navy Blue, Moon Yellow, Spa Blue, Purple Wave, Snow White.
Americana Decou Page napkin
Digital image:  Make a New friend by Rick St.dennis

The background is made using stencils and an old credit card, the cat is coloured with polychromos pencils.

Next it wast cut out and glued to the page using Decou Page napkin.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

new challenge at RSD Sparkle and Glitter blog

The new challenge start today at the Sparkle and Glitter blog, as always anything goes but as a extra twist it's use the colors of your countries flag.

So that's Red, White and Blue for me

Deco Art Products used:
Ameicana Acrylics in; Sour Apple, Navy Blue, Moon Yellow, Spa Blue, Purple Wave, Snow White.
Americana Decou Page napkin
Digital image:  Euro Clown with flower by Rick St.dennis

the image used is Euro Clown with flower, and I colored the guy using pencils.

The background is made using Deco Art Americana paint see products in listing above.

I used stencils and an old credit card to get this effect.

Also check out Rick's new coloring book, Malice in Wonderland and the complete set of all halloween images for the 31 days of Halloween 2017 (33 images) in his Zibbet shop

Monday, November 6, 2017


I have been wanting to try to paint a Geisha for a while now and thought I just try one in my big Dylusions Art Journal.

Deco Art Products Used:
Americana Arylics in: Colonial Green, True Red, Grey Sky, Moon Yellow, Asphaltum, Soft Heather, Wild Orchid, Spiced Pumpkin, Warm White, Lamp Black.
Americana Multi Surface in Lemon Zest.
Deco Art Media  U;tra matte varsnish and gesso
Dazzling Metallics in Medieval Gold

I made the background first, using stencils, rubber stamps and an old credit card, next I sketched the face sing a charcoal pencil.

I used gesso to create a white surface over the background so it would be easier to paint.

Next I used the charcoal pencil again to sketch the face and clothes back in

Then I started painting in the colors and the shades

 next was the hair and eyes
 Gave the eyes color and added details on her clothes.
 Painted the quote trying to get a Japanese like script.

Finished by giving her eyeashes ad eye brows.

I always protect my painting with a layer of ultra matte varnish , even if they are in a journal.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas spread for Sin City art stamps

today I will show you in step by step instructions how to make this art journal spread, see my post on the Sin City blog here

Supply list:

Deco Art Americana acrylic paint in vintage green, colonial green and traditional burnt umber
Punched holly leaves
Colored pencils
Vintage image/ clip art
Black pen
Acrylic block
Glitter cardstock in vintage green / yellow and red colors