Monday, April 20, 2015

Going green part 2

Time for more Minion inspiration for our Going Green Challenge  at Haunted Design House,  so  either use the colour green in your project, or go green by recycling, green eyed envie monster ......well I guess you get the idea, just nothing cutesy green, we love to see your darkside of crafting.

Deco Art products used :
Americana Acrylics in Lamp Black, Neon Thermal Green, Sorching Yellow, Gesso, Weatered Wood and Americana multi surface acrylic in orange.

Sunday, April 19, 2015


I made something for de Stempelwinkel challenge, it is made out of cardboard and a wooden photophrame.

The frog stamp is from de Stempelwinkel, I am not sure about the frog skellie, Stempelwinkel has one too but I am not sure if mine is the same

Deco Art products used:
Deco Art Media : Fluid Acrylic in Quinacridone Magenta, Antiquing cream in Raw umber, Crackle paint, crackle pasteGesso.  modeling paste.
Deco Art Traditions in Phthalo Green and Red Violet

Monday, April 6, 2015

Going Green

April just started and the first monday og the month it is Haunted Design House Challenge time, them is Going Green, interpret the way you like (Re-cycle, zombie skin, the color green, green eyed envy monster, whatever as long as it it scary as well). Can't wait to see your makes, mean while check out what the other Minions made here (you will find the link to enter there as well)

I went for the re-cycling part of going green, save the earth stuff :-)

The recycle part is the card this is made of, the back of a paperpad and the diecuts are all from pizza boxes (the frozen pizza's, but you can also use cereal boxes)

fluid acrylics in the colours; Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Paynes Grey, English Red Oxide, Cobalt Teal Hue, Yellow Iron Oxide.
Misters in the colour: Primary Magenta, Yellow green, Turquiose.
Antiquing Cream in Titanium white and Carbon Black
Traditions Acrylic paint in: Phthalo Blue, Carbon Black, Opaque White and Naphtol Red.
Metalic Lustres in: Lavish green, Cosmic blue and Radiant Red
Andy Skinner Mixed Media stencils: Industrial Elements, Made to Measure, Incognito, Code Breaker.

Stamps used: skull stamp from the Morte set from Smeared Ink, designed by Rick St.dennis.
Crackle stamp from Lost Coast Designs
Tim Holtz Alteration dies: Gadget Gears, Vintage Globe, Graveyard.
A flourish and Spider die and the Sizzix Cosmic Flourish #2
Ranger Archival Ink
Babywhipes and kitchentowel, you will also need some paintbrushes and a sponge.

the finished project

The how to video

some detail pics

I will enter the following challenges

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Another Rick St. Dennis progressive challenge starts today, this is part 2 and if you entered part on in march you will ge a free image to work with.

Rick chose Aloha Nui to be the free image and she is so cute, so you will lots of fun working with her.

I coloured the image using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils ,  the tag is card board, gessoed using Deco Art Acrylic Gesso, than painted a layer Sea Breeze Americana Acrylic and stamped the flower using a Foam Stamp and Americana Acrylic in Purple Pizzazz and Lemon Yellow. Used a Bit of Traditions acrylic in Red Violet for the edges and sponged a bit over the tag to finish.

Hope to see your entries soon,  here

I am entering the following challenges

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Buddha experiment

DECO ART Products used : Americana Acrylic Gesso, Americana Acrylic paint in colours: Lamp Black, Lilac, Indian Turquoise, Sea breeze. Crackle Texture, Metalic Lustres in Fab Fuchsia and Brillliant Turquoise.

I had seen these plastic Buddha wanddecorations in the store a few times, and I

kept thingking ther must be a way to make them look better. So I bought 3 different Buddha's and started to play with my Deco Art goodies.

This is the kind of Buddha deco I started with
It's thin shiny plastic that was supposed to look like metal, but screamed metal all over,

I took a canvas, gessoed it and glued the plastic Buddha on. the Buddha was smaller than the canvas and to hide the edges I added Texture  Crackle  over the plastic edges and the the rest of the canvas. It was a thick layer of Crackle Texture, so let it dry overnight.

When dry I applied a layer of gesso the plastic Buddha. Let Dry again. Next layer was Lamp Black, painted the whole canvas black and made sure the black went into the cracks.

Then I started to add the other Americana Colors with a paint brush and a sponge to give it a bit of an aged look.

The Buddha was painted Indian Turquoise.  When paint was dry I added the Metallic Lustre to the Buddha, started with Brillliant Turquoise, next was the Fab Fuchsia, onlu put on the raised parts.

Also added some on the crackle paste, just a bit to give it some shine.

The quote wass tamped on painted cardboard and glued to the canvas.

I like how it turned out.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Naughty challenge at HDH

And when I say naughty I mean real naughty....

so a little warning for all you innocent bystanders, this might be shocking to some people,  I think an X rate warning is in order here..........

The challenge at HDH is themed get in the naughty corner, and you can get naught or use soemthing with corners, you can find the linky here

For , this project I had some help, Rick St.dennis drew me a special image

ok the moment of truth........NUDE ALERT.......

Lol I know some people will be shocked, but I think it is soooo funny, and had loads of fun coloring the image and making the project.

I made an altered box and added this image to the lid

The box used to be a white wooden tissue box, I painted it and stamped the crackle on, and aged it.
Here some pics from all sides

Can;t wait to see your naughty projects at Haunted Design House

Monday, March 2, 2015

how to create a galaxy background

Another how to this time a mixed media canvas using the Rick St. Dennis digi a 1000 stars (this week free when purchasing something in Zibbet or Etsy)

Products used :

A piece of cardboard
Deco Art products:
Americana Acrylics in Purple Pizazz, Ocean Blue, Lamp black, Snow white, Dragon Fruit

 The how to videos are below the pictures of the finished project, in the video is explained how the back ground and the letters are made.

Everyting starts with colouring the image ofcours , Faber Castell Polychromos used on this one

The dress was covered with Craft twinkles after colouring, the cut her out of the background and the rest is in the videos below, Enjoy
 tried to make the sparkle visable but hard in pictures.
here a scan