Monday, December 24, 2018

Some art journalling in bright colors

Hello all,

I have been playing in my small Art by Marlene journal, I really love how the paper is holding up to me mistreating it with paints and mediums.

Today I had a play with the beach house stamps designed by Marlene van Niekerk, they are happy little house, a bit wonky and quirky and that makes them so  much fun to use.

I combined them on one page with a Gorjuss stamp from Santoro, the 2 pages are not a spreas persé but sinds the colors match I decided to keep the house all lined up.

Both pages have a process video on my Youtube channel, see links blow the pictures.

see video here                                                                          see video here

Supply List:

Deco Art products: Americana Acrylics in Vivid Violet and Turquoise Blue Media Fluid Acrylics in Cadmium Orange Hue and Hansa Yellow Light Americana Deco Page Napkin
Americana Neon Lights in: Pink Explosion, Green Ernergy, Knockout Blu, Radiant Yellow. Americana Acrylics in: Vivid Violet, Bright Blue, Snow White Media Fluid Acrylics in: Cadmium Orange, Hansa Yellow Light Decoupage Napkin Stamps by Sudiolight (Art By Marlene BM26 and Grunge SL340) Small Art Journal by Art by Marlene Santoro Gorjuss stamp:the Little Friend Ranger: Archival ink in Jet Black Distress in in Picket Raspberry Pencils: Crayola and Marco Raffine Stencil Hobby Shop Sandra

Friday, December 14, 2018


I have decided to make some changes to the content of this blog.
For the ones that have been following me, you probably know I like "Dark "Art but also have a lot of "Pretty" art. To make it easier for people to just follow the part of my art they like I have split up the blog and have added a new one specially dedicated to the Dark art.

That blog is called "Monique's Pretty Dark Art"and you can follow the link to get there.

This blog will feature all other art from now on, I changed the name to Monique's Art and restyled the way it looks.

I am not going to move my "old dark" posts from this blog to the new one, so if you want to look at the older dark art posts you can still find them here.

Hope you like it and will also follow me on my "Dark"Blog

Saturday, December 8, 2018

A Christmas Art Journal process video

Do you wanna build a  snowman with me?

Actually I made two spreads, one to prepare the facebook live session in the Hobbyshop Sandra inspriration facebook group and on I made during the live session, both are  more or less the same

Let’s play and create a mixed media Christmassy Art Journal page, you can follow along this start to finish process video or just use the idea and create your own scene.

Have fun and enjoy the video below, or the facebook live session (in Dutch) here

Product list

AmericanaAcrylics in Snow White, Lamp Black, Navy Blue, Winter Blue
Media Fluid Acrylics in: Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Green light, Pyrrole orange, Diarylide Yellow, Ultramatine Blue, Pyrole Red.

Old book
Stabillo All Pencil

Faber Castell Brush Pitt pen in black

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

process video Art Journal page Frida

I made and Art Journal page in my  small Art by Marlene journal, see how to video below

Supply list:

DECO ART Products used: Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in: Primary Magenta, Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Magenta Deco Art Media Matte Medium Stamps: Studiolight Grunge SL 341 Stampers Anonymous Theories CMS329 Rubber stamp Frida Kahlo (brand unknown) Dies: Studiolight Grunge SL151 and 152 Stabylo All pencil in black Archival Ink in jet black and Marroon

Journal: Art by Marlene (Studiolight)

All products available at Hobbyshop Sandra

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Art Daily art journal page DOORS process video

This project is an Art Journal page “Doors” for the Art Daily project by Finnabair, see link to the Art Daily CafĂ©  facebookgroup here, and blog 

See how to video here

Link to the video of the “Wings” page shown in video here

Products used:

Deco Art Media Modeling Paste

Doorstamp CI 249 by Crafty Individuals
Stampset “Dream On “and  “Dirty Walls” by Prima/ Finnabair
Distress inks in ; Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers and Aged Mahogany.
Stencil: “Cracked Earth”by Imagination Crafts
Stabillo All pencil in black
Memento ink in Black and Espresso Truffle
Small Art by Marlene Art Journal

Music paper