Friday, November 17, 2017

Dodo Tag

As youguys maybe know I like Dodo's ,  not the smartest birds and they are not that pretty, but I like them anyway.

As a matter a fact they are in my bird top 5.
1) Raven (clever and pretty)
2) Pelican (looks like a flying dinosaur so that's cool)
3) Dodo (Extinct but still cool)
4) Road Runner (funny and I love cartoons too lol)
5) Humming birds (they are soooo small)

I made this take using a dodo stamp (it's the dodo from Alice)

Deco Art Products Used:
Deco Art Media fluid acrylics  : Quinactidone Gold, Prussian Blue, Transparent yellow, Cobalt teal hue
Deco Art Media Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black
Deco Art Media line: Blackk Gesso, Crackle Glaze, Tinting Base, Matte Medium
Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Burnishe Brass
Stamp by sin City from the sheet Alice in wonderland

see how I made this tag in the video here

Monday, November 13, 2017

Winner You tube give away

Hi everyone,

as promised here the result of the prizedraw on the give away on my You Tube channel,

The winner is Patricia Crossland, Congrats!

Message/ Email me your address and I will send out the parcel as soon as possible

my email address is Mdijk67(at)live(dot)nl

Thanks to all who subscribes and left wonderful comments.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Rabbit on a bike

I found this cool stamp on a craft fair, a rabbit in a suit riding a bike, the sentiment is Happy Easter and in the basket on the bike were easter eggs........

Soooo I figuered I could probably use it in a steam punk project anyway and made a little tag

 Deco Art Product used:
Deco Art Media White Gesso
Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Gold and Cobalt Teal Hue
Americana acrylic in Jet Black
Americana Stencil: Short Circuit
Rabbit stamp by Inkadinkado
Steampunk gears and sign by Sin City Stamps

you can see how I made this tag in the video here

make a new friend

Deco Art Products used:
Ameicana Acrylics in; Sour Apple, Navy Blue, Moon Yellow, Spa Blue, Purple Wave, Snow White.
Americana Decou Page napkin
Digital image:  Make a New friend by Rick St.dennis

The background is made using stencils and an old credit card, the cat is coloured with polychromos pencils.

Next it wast cut out and glued to the page using Decou Page napkin.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

new challenge at RSD Sparkle and Glitter blog

The new challenge start today at the Sparkle and Glitter blog, as always anything goes but as a extra twist it's use the colors of your countries flag.

So that's Red, White and Blue for me

Deco Art Products used:
Ameicana Acrylics in; Sour Apple, Navy Blue, Moon Yellow, Spa Blue, Purple Wave, Snow White.
Americana Decou Page napkin
Digital image:  Euro Clown with flower by Rick St.dennis

the image used is Euro Clown with flower, and I colored the guy using pencils.

The background is made using Deco Art Americana paint see products in listing above.

I used stencils and an old credit card to get this effect.

Also check out Rick's new coloring book, Malice in Wonderland and the complete set of all halloween images for the 31 days of Halloween 2017 (33 images) in his Zibbet shop

Monday, November 6, 2017


I have been wanting to try to paint a Geisha for a while now and thought I just try one in my big Dylusions Art Journal.

Deco Art Products Used:
Americana Arylics in: Colonial Green, True Red, Grey Sky, Moon Yellow, Asphaltum, Soft Heather, Wild Orchid, Spiced Pumpkin, Warm White, Lamp Black.
Americana Multi Surface in Lemon Zest.
Deco Art Media  U;tra matte varsnish and gesso
Dazzling Metallics in Medieval Gold

I made the background first, using stencils, rubber stamps and an old credit card, next I sketched the face sing a charcoal pencil.

I used gesso to create a white surface over the background so it would be easier to paint.

Next I used the charcoal pencil again to sketch the face and clothes back in

Then I started painting in the colors and the shades

 next was the hair and eyes
 Gave the eyes color and added details on her clothes.
 Painted the quote trying to get a Japanese like script.

Finished by giving her eyeashes ad eye brows.

I always protect my painting with a layer of ultra matte varnish , even if they are in a journal.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas spread for Sin City art stamps

today I will show you in step by step instructions how to make this art journal spread, see my post on the Sin City blog here

Supply list:

Deco Art Americana acrylic paint in vintage green, colonial green and traditional burnt umber
Punched holly leaves
Colored pencils
Vintage image/ clip art
Black pen
Acrylic block
Glitter cardstock in vintage green / yellow and red colors

Monday, October 30, 2017


It's Halloween time again and the Airless chambers blog is playing in the 31 days of halloween.

See all detail here.

Here my contribution for today:

Deco Art Products used:

Deco Art Americana acrylics in Titanium White, Lamp Black,
Deco Art Americana Multi Surface in Orange neon and Pink Neon
Deco Art Decou Page

 The image is called Tag Skulls and can be found in Rick St.dennis Zibbet shop in the 31 days of Halloween 2017 section.  The background is made using stencils and some dripping.

The skuls were coloured using penciols and cut out, Next they were decou page to the back ground

Friday, October 27, 2017

Pen Pouch for Sin City stamps

On the Sin City blog here, you can find step by step instructions how to decorate this pen pouch

Supplies needed:
  1. Sin City  Correspondence Pen Ink and postage stamp sheet 
  2. Linen bag (I used a bag that is originally meant to store sunglasses in)
  3. Waterproof stamp ink in Blue, red and black
  4. Stamping tool (Like MISTI, I used a home made one)
  5. Tape

Saturday, October 14, 2017

hat lady tag

Time for a new challenge again on Sparkle and Glitter, see all details here,

I made a tag using a digi hatlady called Deborah

Deco Art products used:
Deco Art Media Gesso
Deco Art Americana Acrylics in Colornial Green, Vivid Violet, Antique Mauve
Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Worn Penny
Deco Art Americana Decoupage napkin
Deco Art Media matte varnish
Digi by Rick St. dennis
Stencil Deco Art Andy Skinner: French Elements

For the back ground I use a stencil and gesso, next painted over it using the violet and mauve.

The raised parts of the gesso were pinted using the worn penny paint and got colornial green accents on them and I also used a bit on the tag edges and surface to make it look more vintage.
Then I stamped over the paint and protected it using a layer of matte varnish

The digital stamp was colored using pencisl, cut out and decoupaged on the tag

Friday, October 13, 2017

Zombie Hooker

It's Halloween time again and the Airless chambers blog is playing in the 31 days of halloween.

See all detail here.

Here my contribution for today:

 The digi is an image by Rick St. dennis it can be found in the 31 day of Halloween 2017 section in his Zibbet Shop
 She was colored using pencils and cut out. The background was made using dollar napkins, they were decopaged on the page
Next I mde the background using green and blue paint

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Halloween decoration for Sin City stamps

I made this Halloween wallhanger for Sin City Art Stamps, you can find step by step instructions on the blog here

 Products used:
Deco Art Americana Acrylic paint in: Spiced pumpkin, Lampblack, Light mocha, sable brown.
Deco Art Media Black Gesso
Deco Art Metallic lustres in Silver Spark.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Can't see the horror

It's Halloween time again and the Airless chambers blog is playing in the 31 days of halloween.

See all detail here.

Find Dolly here

Here my contribution for today:

The image is called Demented Dolly and she can be found in the 31 day of Halloween section in Rick's Zibbet shop.

Deco Art Products used:
Americana Acrylics in: Soft Sage, Grey Sky, Midnite Green.
Deco Art Decou page Napkin

The trees are made using a stencil and I painted some grass on the ground,
 The digi is colored using pencils and cut out next decoupaged onto the page
The sentiment was made using an alphabet stamp set

Friday, September 29, 2017


Hi I have some exciting news :-),  I will be teaching a class at ArtChicks Studio ( Barneveld, the Netherlands.

We are going to make an altered canvas (see pics below) using Deco Art products and a digital stamp by Rick St.dennis.

You can find all info here, hope to see you there :-)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

ITAC 17 challenge 6 the world

#itac17 #itac17Final #aallandcreate

Deco Art Traditions in:  Opaque White, Phthalo Blue, Carbon Black, Red Violet, Ultra Marine Blue, Naphtal Red Light, Hansa Yellow

I used the backside of a canvas and added a layer of stucco on the frame to smooth out the edge of the canvas and the staples.
The background is painted using watercolor paper and paint thinned with water to create a watercolor effect (wet in wet). The same colors were used on the frame.
The stars a re spattered using white paint and a fan brush.

The skyline is a diecut, black cardstock covered with some metallic lustre.

The Globe is also a diecut , I added some distress ink and metallic lustre.

The words are stamped and on wone side of the canvas I added some wire to attache the words to.

I finished the piece bij adding some black paint to the edges of the frame

This was made for the ITAC 17 final, I enjoyed all 6 challenges :-)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

On the Sin City Inpsiration blog I will show you how to make this card, using the masking technique. See step by sep instructions here

Supply list:
Sin City Stamp sheets:

White Cardstock
Black cardbase
Black waterproof stampink
Ink pads in several colors
Masking paper

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Itac'17 challenge 5 the Americas

#itac17 #itac17challenge5 #aallandcreate

Deco Art Products used :

Americana Acrylics: Antique Teal, Blue Grass Green, Midnite Green, Yellow Green, Bright Green, Festive Green, Lamp Black,
Deco Art Decou Page Napkin, Deco Art Media matte varnish
Stencil:  Deco Art Americana Mandala  18 x 18 inch

This wa made on a piec of a cardboard box that was sent to me from US, I kept the the big part of the box to use it in a mixed media project someday, and I thought it was perfect for the Americas challenge.
The Mandala, the eagle and the word freedom are stencils, Lady Liberty is a Stencil too.
The feathers are stamped onto music paper that was painted in the same colors as the mandala.
The text is a rub on. I added some black splatter and black paint on the edges. Finished the piece with a layer of matte varnish