Sunday, 7 May 2017

Rick St Dennis Voodoo King Card

Hi all

I have a card to share using the Voodoo stamp sheet avalible here

I created the background using Brushos and a stencil. I coloured in the image with Prima watercolours,

I added a photo frame which i distressed with black ink and then stuck the image in the corner.

I cteated the creepy hat pin by gluing beads onto a eye pin and placing a skull bead on top. I added feathers to keep in with the voodoo vibe.

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Rick St Dennis: Let's All Play on the Scary Go Round

Hi all

I have a new journal page to share using the Scary go Round stamp by Rick St Dennis

I used a stencil on the background and let the modeling paste set enough so it forms a skin on top. i then spritzed ink over the top and let it dry.

I added another layer of stenciling and this time i used Brusho powder to dye  the gesso blue. Next i added a few texture stamps and a textured border.

I coloured the image in using Prima water colours and a fine tipped water pen.

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Even Death Has A Bright Side

Hello crafty  friends

I was lucky enough to win a few stencils from Imagination Crafts and i received the Sugar Skull stencil with a few other stencils. 
I am playing along with the Dream in Darkness April Challenge 

DecoArt Modeling paste
DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Carbon

1) Place stencil onto a piece of card
2) Apply modeling paste over stencil and leave to dry
3) Paint whole skull in black paint
4) Apply Metallic Lustre over the embossed areas
5) Cut out the skull and glue twine to the back. I used a scrap piece that had been spritzed with ink.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Dream in Darkness March Challenge Dare to be different

                                                Hello crafty friends
I am playing along with The Dream in Darkness challenge I have been meaning to join the challenge for a while but i had a couple of weeks where life just went crazy,

This stamp is from Athena Crafts they do all sorts of stamps and the sentiment is from Sin City Stamps,

I coloured the skull in with sepia ink and spritzed some over the background

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

How to create weathered coffins

Hello Crafty Friends
While i am getting some new craft projects ready i thought i would share a few of my older ones. These are a pair of weathered coffins i created using DecoArt products. There is a short tutorial below if you want to learn  how to recreate that ancient exhumed wood look.

I used the large rosette die by Tim Holtz and added a little mdf spider on top.

I used a skull bead and added flowers

This one was stained with red DecoArt Media Mister and spritzed with water which i let drip down the lid. Looks like blood doesn't it.

To create this weathered wood look, I first coated the coffins in Black Gesso and then once dried i added Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. 

Next add a thick layer of White Crackle paste and leave to dry. Once dry you get a deep crackle that will flake off if it isn't sealed.

To get the faded mahogany look, i used DecoArt Antiquing cream and painted on the English Red Oxide around the edges. I then used a wet brush and spritzed water onto the cream to turn it into a wash and just painted it over the whole coffin. I repeated this step with Raw Umber to get a dirty brown color.

I lined the coffins with red material so it looks like a Vampire Coffin.

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