Sunday, July 22, 2018

Kawaii meets Steampunk

Products Used:
Deco Art Americana acrylics in : Indian Turquoise, Carousel Pink, Lemon Yellow, Orange Flame 
Deco Art Americana Neon Lights in: Peach Punch, Green Energy, Knockout Blue
Deco Art Americana Multisurface Neon: Orange, Pink, Green
Stencil Americana Gears and Cogs

How to video here

The stampsheet by Rick St.dennis is designed to fit ATC coins, I just thought to make an artjournal page with them.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sugar Skull

I made an Art Journal page using a sugar skull  stencil from Hobbyshop Sandra

Products used:

Deco Art Americana in Lemon Yellow, Teal Mint, Orange Flame, carousel pink, Snow White.
Deco Art Media white Gesso, Deco art Media Ultram Matte Varnish
Deco Art Glass paint marker in black

Stamps Indigo Blu:Bubbles and Hocus Pocus
Stencil: Sugar Skull by Hobbyshop Sandra

How to video here

Steampunk Tag Birdman and Cat tag

I made a tag using the new stamps from Blank Page Muse here and here

 Products used:
Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Worn Penny,
Deco Art Media Shimmer Misters in Turquoise and Primary Yellow
Deco art Media Matte Medium and Deco Art Media Gesso
Deco Art Media Ultra Matte Varnish
Stamp by Blank Page Muse

first gesso the tag and next use the misters to make the background and color the ribbon. adde metaalic paint to the edges of the tg. Color the stamped image, cut it out and adhere to the tag using matte medium. finish the tag using  ultra matte varnish


 Products used:
Deco Art Americana in: True Red,  Cherry Red and Chartreuse Yellow.
Deco Art Decoupage Napkin
Stamps by Blank Page Muse

paint the tag using the reds, stamp the flower using the yellow paint. color the stamped cat image and cut it out. adhere to the background using decoupage napkin

Catching up

This will be a post with the pages I made for Artful Evidence 6 x 6 (see facebook group from Rach O).  Because of my vacation I got behind and I wanted to complete all 20 of them.

They are still not bound in a book and I am thinking what to do with them.  Meanwhile I have been busy on my YouTube channel and posting on Facebook and Instagram.

  Anyway here it goes, the projects so far, not in chronological order, list of supplies used underneath each picture.


 Products used:
Deco Art Dazzling Metalics in Teal, Worn Penny and Chocolate.

Gesso the page and add a lyere of Metallic paint in Teal, use stencils and stamps with the other metallic colors and black. Next color the stamped image, cut it out anf adhere is to the background using matte medium. add details with the white glass paint marker.


Product list:

Stamps by Dyan Reavely and Design by Ryn
Stampink: Archival Jet Black
Image colored using Faber Castell Polychromos
Faber Castel Pitt pen in black

The background  was gessoed and basecoated with some pink acrylic. Next layer are the misters.
The mermaid was stamped on white cardstock, coloured and cut out, adhered to the background using matte medium. The bubbles are made using a stencil and white paint, just a little paint so the backgroudnshine through. Next give them dimension using a pitt brush pen and some white paint to hghlight. Make a border using lamp black acrylic and add a layeer of Satin Vasnish to protect the page.


Deco Art Americana Acrylics in : Hauser Dark Green, Teal Mint, Chartreuse Yellow, Bright green

Stamps by Katzelkraft and Dylusions
Archival jet black stamp ink

First gesso the page, next mixe the green s on the page going from light to dark from the center outwards.
Stamp the leaves and paint them with the same greens and add a metallic accent on the leaves.Stamp the rabbit and finish with Ultra Matte Varnish


Products used
Deco Art Americana acrylics in Lamp black, Tangelo Orange, Saffron Yellow, Charttreuse Yellow and Lamp Black,
Stamps by : Indigo Blu ( Bees)  Design By ryn (leaves) Studio Light (industrial) and Blank Page Muse (sentiment)

How To video here

Products used:
Deco Art Americana in Purple Wave, Navy Blue, Vivid Violet, Wild Orchid
Stamps by Ranger, and La Banche

Graveyard, stamps by Blank Muse Page and Stempelwinkel, background distress inks

I enterd this in the following challenge

Poppies , watercolor painting on distress background

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sea horse Altered Steampunk tin

Products used:
Deco Art MediaGesso, Deco Art  Media Texture sand.
Deco Art Americana acrylics in Traditional Burnt Sienna.
Dazzlingmetallics in Crystal Green
Deco Art Mediafluids in Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt
Turquoise Hue,Transparent Yellow Oxide.

Indigo Blu collectors eddition no 1 and 12,

All products available at Hobbyshop Sandra

(the Netherlands)

I altered a tin, it was a tin that had fish in it and after feeding it to the cats I cleaned it and thouhgt it might come in handy for a project someday.

Since the challenge theme of Hobbyshop Sandra isSummer, Sun, Sea and add texture I figuered to make a seahorse shadowbox. You can find the challenge here , it runs in July and August so still time to enter.

you can watch the tutorial on my You Tube channel here

Sunday, June 17, 2018

some catching up...

Hi all,

 I just came back from an awesome vacation in USA, I have been traveling there for 3.5 weeks and seen a lot of beautiful things.  If you want to see what I did on my travels you can go to my Travel you Tube Channel here.

I only had my phone with me so the videos are all shot and edited using my phone, that has not as many options as my computer so it was hard to edit and add music etc. to the videos, I hope you like them anyway, I tried to make them as good as possible.

While I was away I did post videos, I had schedualed them before I left and that went well, glad it did because it turns out I can not put videos live from my phone, no idea why that did not work, maybe I need to download another app, maybe it is just the phone and you tube don't like eachother.

I do know my phone does not like blogger, I can do basic things on my phone, but adding a picture to a post seems to much to ask, that's why ther was nothing happening here.

But am back now and promise to be a better blogger.

In this post I will add the things I have allready shown on my you tube craft channel while I was away, I will add links to the videos so you can see how it it made, and add a list of the product used to each project.

so here we go:

Aviator Tag, see video here

Products used: Deco Art Media Fluids in Phthalo Blue and Prussian Blue Hue, Deco Art Media Gesso in Black and White Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Brilliant Turquois and Copper Kettle Deco Art Matte medium and Ultra Matte Varnish Deco Art Stencils : incognito and Industrila elements Stamp: the Aviator by Speshink/Chocolate Baroque

Tag The Good Life video here

Deco Art Products used: Media White Gesso Media Fluid Acrylics in : Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Yellow Oxide Matte Medium DecouPage paper Olde Worlde Stamp: I remember when by Blank Muse Page

Tag Steampunk Paperdolls, video here

products used: Deco Art Media Fluids in Phthalo blue, Cobalt Blue, Metallic Silver. Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Copper Kettle, Brilliant Turquoise. Deco Art Media Gesso and Matte Medium Dies:Tim Holtz Thinlets by Sizzix Tim Holtz Paperdolls

ATC's in black, white and silver, video here

DECO Art Products used; Americana Decou Page napkin Media matte Medium Media Crackle glaze Dazzling Metallics in Silver. Decou Page paper Stamps used: Face by Lost Coast Designs checked circle by Stamping Back

I did make some projects without video's see below

This art journal page was easy because the back ground ws made using left over paint from other prodcts and cleaning of stencils used in other projects, fun to see what je get if you just add the random cleaning things togehter, there is crarckle, stencila and paint it different colors, all Deco Art products btw.
TheSailor is a stamp by Chocolate Baroque / Speshink., I stamped it colred it using pencils ( Derwent Inktense) cut it out and glued it to the background. the tekst stamp is by Tim Holtz.

Another tag using the Tim Holtz paperdolls, the wings are from a decou page sheet, and the gears are a Tim Holtz Thinlets die. The bricks are made using a stencil and modeling paste, in the background there is some stenciling too. All paints and modeling paste used are Deco Art Products, see picture too see what I  used.

This is a page in my handmade envellope journal, see video here (the video explains all backgrounds too), the devil is a digital stamp by Rick St.dennis, it was colored using alcohol markeres (Twinmarkers) cut out and glued to the background using Deco Art  Matte  Medium. The word "fear"is a stamp by Stampendous/ Andy Skinner.

sorry for the long post, but I think I have everything I made before my vacation in here now :-)

hope you enjoyed and subscribe to my craft channel

Travel journal cover


Some of you allready know we will be going on vacation to USA soon, so it was time to make the covers for my new travel journal.

Deco Art Products used:

Deco Art Americana acrylics in: Antique White and Traditional Burnt Umber.
Deco Art Americana Decoupage,  Deco Art Dazzling Metallic in Venetian Gold.
Deco Art Aniquing Cream in English red Oxide and Raw Umber.

I made a video so you can see how I decorated the covers of the travel journal here