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Thursday, August 13, 2015

board book journal part 2

Another part of the board book journal project, with part 2 of the video on  my channel



Metallic Lustres in : Copper Kettle, Radiant Red, Black Shimmer, Gols Rush, Elegant Emerald, Silver Spark.
Black Gesso and Black Modeling paste from the Media line
 Rick St. Dennis digi used Jarrod and Jacosta

see how to in the video on my yuotube channel , see below








check out part 1 here


I will enter the following challenges

http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/august-challenge.html

http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.nl/2015/08/august-and-is-it-summer-yet.html

http://www.themirrorcrack1d.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/12-masks.html

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Dia de los Muertos coloring book by Rick St dennis

Yessss it is finally there. The first coloringbook by Rick. And it has my favorite theme Dia de los Muertos,  how cool is that

Here a work in progress picture of one of the pages



HE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS COLOURING BOOK  by Rick is availabe at Amazon now, Amazon USA, UK, FR , DE, see links below

LIMITED SIGNED EDITION colouring book ONLY available in Zibbet here 


Colouring book now available at

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

and Create space





Saturday, August 1, 2015

RSD progressive challenge august

Time for a new challenge over at the Rick St.dennis Sparkle and Glitter blog, part 2 of the RSD progressive challenge has a free image fro the people that entered part 1. The august image is a cute mouse called Helen Mice August

I thought this was the perfect image for the cover of a travel journal



BTW some awsome new Rick is working on adult colouring books, to give you an idea he already did a colouring page for the Adult Coloring Worldwide facebook group, it is a free download you just have to become a member of the facebook group, send me a friend request on facebook and I will add you


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

board book journal part 1


A new video about altering a childrens board book to change it into an artjournal, this is part 1

Preparing the book and decorating the covers.





Deco Art Products used: Americana Acrylic paint in ; Lilac, Tomato Red, Bahama Blue, Red Iron Oxide and Light Buttermilk. Americana acrylic gesso and matte varnish, Traditions acrylics in Carbon Black and Raw Umber. Andy Skinner stencils ; Old Film, Industrial  Elements and Made to Measure,

painters masking tape, petroleum jelly. Stamps by Viva Decor, Noor design and Stampendous , jet black archival ink pad. kitchen towel and babywipes.

Videos of the inside pages will be added to my You tube channel asap



Monday, July 20, 2015

rock n roll at hdh

This month's challenge is all about music and songs. Pick a tune and get inspired. Use the lyrics, or the music, or even the video if you're so inclined. Remember to keep it dark and creepy

I went for an altered box, and put a little surprise in it LOL


 I found this awesome Eddie drawing by Silverwings ltd on Deviant art I asked permission to use it)  and coloured it up using my Faber Castell Art Grip pencils.
 the box is cardboard and I used Deco Art Gesso as a base and added Media Fluid acrylics in Prussian Blue Hue mixed with Titan Buff,  and put a layer of antiquing cream in titanium white. Rubbed some off again and stamped the crackles using the Industrial stampset by Andy Skinner
 Varnished the box and added a wash of Deco Art Media fluids in English Red Oxide mixed with a little Burnt Umber and water.
 Cut out Eddie and glued him on

The brains are made from clay (Dash) and is painted using Americana acrylics in Terra Coral and a bit black. Finished the brain stamping the veins on in red Archival ink using the AS crackle stamp again (lol) and put a layer of Triple thick  gloss glaze on


Well I guess you know by now I was inspored by Iron Maiden, Can I play with Madness

Can't wait to see your entries

I will enter the following challenges

http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-87-3-of-kind-with-sweet-pea.html

http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/julys-challenge.html

http://foreverdark2.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-2.html

http://dreamindarkness.blogspot.nl/2015/07/now-it-is-time-for-our-3rd-challenge.html

Friday, July 17, 2015

altered palette #3

The last one in the alterd palette series (well for now anyway...), a steampunk one, just like the other 2 I made this for friends as a little present.






Deco Art products used: Glamour Dust glitter paint in Ice Crystal. Americana matte varnish, Americana Acrylic Gesso, Traditions acrylics in the colours; Raw Umber, Pthalo green blue, Hansa yellow, Opaque white, ultramarine blue, Carbon black, Red Violet. Media fluid acrylics in Burnt umber, transparent red iron oxide, Metallic Lusttre in Copper kettle, Iced espresso, Black Shimmer
I used rubber stamps from the Stempelwinkel, Kicostamps and some clear stamps. A wooden paint palette, and some cheap paintbrushes. The dies are all Alterations by Sizzix








Start with a layer of gesso, it will make a better surface to paint on and it makes the palette white, so the colours of the paint will show up better. Paint the palette Ultramarine blue and let dry, I stamped the gears and painted the galaxy layer using sponges and a toothbrush. I have made a video about that here, I just ued diffferent colours this time. Next is the stamping, Varnish and add the glitter and age the edges using a paint brush and paint some damaged spots to the edges. Make a wash using the media fluid in burned umber mixed with water and add that over the palette. When done varnish to protect. Give the paint brushes the same treatment. The Die cuts are painted black and given some metallic lustres layers.


I will enter the following challenges

http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/julys-challenge.html

http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/july-is-it-really-where-is-time-going-to.html

Skullie art journal page for #lovesummerart

I made an art journal page using the Rick St. dennis  Lux Eterna Skull,  and did a video for the #lovesummerart event while making the page, check it out here, you can see how I made this from start to finish in the video.



 Deco Art producs used: Americana Acrylics in Vivid Violet, Snow White, Sweet Mint and Orange Flame.  Traditions Acrylics in Carbon Black. Media Fluid Acrylics in Burnt Umber. Glasspaint marker in white. Andy Skinner Stencils Industrial elements, Code Breaker and Tornado. Andy Skinner Industrial rubber stamps

there is also a video how I coloured the skull here
check out the skull digi sheet here, an awesome collection of skullies :-)


I will enter the following challenges

http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-87-3-of-kind-with-sweet-pea.html

http://foreverdark2.blogspot.nl/2015/07/challenge-2.html

http://dreamindarkness.blogspot.nl/2015/07/now-it-is-time-for-our-3rd-challenge.html