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Friday, April 29, 2016

Flutterby Wishes




Some art journalling, this was a very quick page, I think the gesso took the most time lol .

This is my small Dylussions journal and I really love the paper, the only downside is that because of the binding the paint and ink leak through to other pages, and if you get the paper soaked in paints or mists the pages will tear a bit in the ends of the binding in the  middle of the page. I guess putting masking take over the middle of the page will solve these problems. Anyway, here is how I made this page.



I think the media misters work better on paper if you use gesso first, that way it won;t soak into the paper immediately and you can spary some water to get some dripping and to make the colours a bit lighter.

So first gesso the pages and let dry, next play with the media  misters and watermister and sequin waste, let dry and stamp the butterflies.

I painted the inside of the butteflies with gesso the get a white background, let dry and stamp the butterlfies again on the gesso, let the ink dry and use Derwent inktense pencils and waterbrush to colour the butterflies.

Next I took some background stamps and stamped around the butterflies, that's it really, so because I used a thick layer of gesso that was the part that took the most time because it needed to dry first :-)

Making background with the misters is so easy and fun to do, I guess I am addicted lol



Monday, April 25, 2016

steampunk board book part 4 and 5

I was working on a childrens board book a while ago and I didn't get to finish the last 2 pages till now :-)  so here they both are, links to the video how I made them  below


DECO ART products used: Media shimmer mister in turquoise, Media Gesso, Media Crackle paste, Media Matte Medium. Dazzling Metallics in Copper and Emperors gold, Americana Stencil pixilated. Digital image Atlantide by Rick St. dennis and Rubberstamps Haunted Places set 1 by Rick St.dennis and Dylusions stamps


DECO ART products used: Media misters in : Primary Yellow, Purple, Primary Magenta, Primary Cyan, Yellow Green, Shimmer mister White. Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Raw Sienna  Deco Art glass paintmarkers in Black and Green. Media Crackle Paste, Antiquing Cream in Patina Green, Americana acrylic in Lampblack. Deco Art Matte Medium,  Media Gesso, Matte varnish. Digital Image Steampunk Turtle by Rick St.dennis, Gears stamp by Noor design. Alterations die Branche Tree



 Watch the how to video here





Check the how to video here



here the other pages of the book

the cover  (and video how to make the book and the cover here)





Monday, April 18, 2016

Altered chocolate box

I have altered a chocolate box, these boxes used to have chocolate letters in them and they are sorta book shaped, unfortunately they are only availabel in shops in november and december for Sinterklaas. I saved the boxes of all the leters my famely has gotten in theirs shoes (yep Sinterklaas puts prezzies in your shoe)

There are before and after pictures, so you can see what the box looked like, cuz it is a typical Dutch thing i guess lol


 front of the book 


Inside of the book




Deco Art Media fluid acrylics in : Cobalt Turquoise hue, Quinacridome gold, Transparent yellow Iron Oxide, English Red Oxide, Paynes Grey, Pyrrole Red.
Antiquing cream in Carbon Black, Gesso, Matte Varnish.Deco Art Media Texture Sand paste,  Deco art Media Crackle paint and  Modeling Paste in black, Americana Weathered wood crackle medium, Americana acrylics in : Sand, Sable Brown, Mocha, Lamp Black, Traditional Burnt Umber, Sweet Mint, Snow White, Driftwood, Glazing Meium. Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Elegant Finish Metallic Paint in Emperors Gold, Texture Fierro in Iron Black, Deco Art Metallic Lusttres in Iced Espresso, Gold Rush, Radiant Red, Copper Kettle, and Black Shimmer .
Andy Skinner Industrial stampset, Sizzix Thinlets mixed Media #2, Alterations embossing folder, Alterations: Elegant Flourishes, Heart Wings, Layered Wings, Tattered Florals, Vintage Cabinet Card, Mini Cabinet card, Sizzix Love Gears, Noor design gear dies.


Gesso all parts of the box inside and out , next die cut all all chipboard parts, the wings, heart flowers etc. and gesso them too.

Treat the winkgs and the top part of the heart and  the tray inside the box with the Andy Skinner rust technique. The flowers and Flourishes, small hearts and gears need layers of metallic lusttres to create the metal look, some need a base layer of black paint, the small gears were made of black cardstock so just the lustres work on them.

Make a mask out of the thinlet dies and use modeling paste to make the flourishes on the left top and right bottom of the cover


Paint the outside of the box in emperors gold, let dry and add weathered wood. When dry use a puff made out of papertowel and dabb Americana acrylic in Sand, Mocha and Sadle brown in circular motion to create a marble effect.Work fast and don't put on too much paint because you want the gold to show through in the crackle.
this is the back, you can see what the effect needs to look like when finished


Next make a glaze of Tradtional burnt umber and glazing medium, add to cover and remove before completly dry using a paper towel, play with it till you like the result. next add black to the glaze and use a tooth brush (an old one ofcourse lol) to splatter some paint on the cover. Varnish when paint is dry.

use metallic lustre and a sponge to add some gold to the modeling paste flourishes




 the tag can be opened and I handwrote this sentiment on the inside

the inside on the left is made using patterned papers and the right side is cardboard painted in Drift wood and sweet mint, used the Andy skinner stamps to get the aged effect and added soem text stamp
The letter are wood, also rusted with the Andy Technique.  The frame is the cabinet card die the small and the big one , used several layers to create depth, and covered it in Texture Fierro.
The inside of the frame is painted in Sand and has XO's stamped on it, also used the crackle stamp by Andy Skinner to give it a crackle effect.





the hearts ar rusted wire, they where send to me by a friend, so no idea where they can be bought.

Next assemble the book and decorate the front.

Rust the wings and used red media fluid and crackle paint to paint and crackle the heart, use antiquing cream to get the crackles out and protect with triple thick gloss glaze.

Glue all die cuts to the book


try to make the side look a bit like pages using gold and traditional burnt umber paint 


I will enter this in the Dare to Create Skinzapfel challenge on facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.459922740869180&type=1




Friday, April 8, 2016

Skinzapfel challenge 2

This time for the Tracy fb group, I upcycled a paper bag




DECO ART Products used:

American Acrylics: Ocean Blue, True Red, Bahama Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Navy Blue, Snow white, Grey Sky.
Americana Multi Surface: Lemon Zest, Dazzling Metallics in Teal, Media Fluid Acrylics in: Paynes Grey, Quanocridone gold.  Matte Varnish, Weathered Wood, Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Crackle Glaze, Texture Paste, Gesso, Antiquing Cream in: Patina Green, Black, Media Misters in primary Yellow and Primary Magenta. Craft twinkles in Christmas Green. Andy Skinner Stencils Day of the Dead and Incognito


first Gesso both sides of the ba, next use Misters for the background.

All stamps on this side of the bag from the Stempelwinkel




The cirlcle side has weathered wood on it and the gears from the incognito stencil.

next I drew cirles and painted them added some craft twinkles on  the edges and used triple thick gloss to protect the stamps.








The Skull side: mister backbround nex stenciled the skull using metallic paint, and painted the flowers in Tracy style, gave them some rusty stems (Andy Skinner rust technique) and added some rusty hearts and swirls. The flowers got a crackle glaze layer and used some antiquing cream to bring out the crackle, Finished the flowers with triple thick gloss glaze.

I will enter the following challenges

http://destempelwinkelstampers.blogspot.nl/2016/04/destempelwinkel-stampers-challenge.html


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Skinzapfel challenge

Here is my project for the Dare to Create challenge on facebook, by Andy Skinner and Tracy Weinzapfel.


DECO ART products used:
Media Fluid acrylics in: Primary Magenta, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone gold, Quinacridone red, Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Yellow, Medium Grey Valve 6, Yellow Green Light, Raw Umber, Cadmium Orange, Paynes Grey.  Americana acrylics in: Lamp black, Snow White, Driftwood, Sweet Mint.  Gesso. Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Media Texture Sand Paste,Crackle Paste. Metallic Lustres in Iced Espresso, Black Shimmer and Copper Kettle.


Learn how ro use these products here at  Deco Art Mixed Media Education.  The rust technique used in this project has been taught to me by Andy Skinner in a workshop,


 This is made out of the chipboard  backing of a paperpad, a piece of black cardstock, a MDF frame, wire and a page from a dictionary.


 The flowers are made of a page of a dictionary I drew the flowers cut thm out and painted them and glued them on pieces of wire, The vase is a piece of chipboard, cut into a vase form, painted black and white and to finish a layer of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, The flowers are glued to the back of the vase and the vase is attached to the card using foamtape to get some dimension.

 The gears are dies and are cardstock given the AS rust treatment. The background is black cardstock embossed using a Cuttlebug gear embossing folder. Next I used lustres and Media Line products
 The base is a piece of chipboard painted to look like old wood using American acrylic in Driftwood and Sweet Mint. next I used the Andy Skinner stampset by Stampendous to get a worn wood effect, the edges of the chipboard base are painted using acrylic media fluid in Raw Umber, to make it look like pieces of paint were chipped of on the edges
 the hearts were drawn on chipboard, cut out and used Crackle Paste to get the crackle effect. next painted them Primary Magenta mixed with Paynes Grey
 the flowers are base on a MMM project by Tracy Weinzapfel, I sorta copied the background she made but lots smaller, the flowers and background inside the frame are about 3 inch high
 here some details on the rust



hope you like what I made I had fun making it :-)

I will enter the following challenges:

http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.nl/2016/03/march-challenge.html

http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.nl/2016/03/march-challenge.html

http://welove2create.blogspot.nl/2016/03/challenge-7-anything-goes-mixed-media.html