Saturday, May 11, 2013

A New Journ

Finished it! That journal I was talking about in my previous post, that is ;) It was handmade from a large sheet of Canson watercolor paper and a little help from Teesha Moore via YouTube. I love it! I already have ideas for the second and third one (and need new sheets of paper after that, lol).

A New Journ
Journal, handmade
Mixed media on watercolor paper

Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Style

More ATCs fun! Love this style I've discovered. Involving a spray painted background with an acrylic focal image on top, plus some lines, journaling, and patterns. Thinking of doing an entire art journal this way!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

PAT Favorite Artist

So I joined a PAT (Pick-A-Theme) over at illustratedATCs and made the ones below for my group.

Monet (soft pastels)
Pissarro (soft pastels)
Roger Hall (0.1 Micron pen)
Dali (acrylics)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ATCs Again

Finally got back on the ATCs horse. Hope you like them!

Swap: Illustrated Encouragement

Swap: Steampunk Fairy Tales
Acrylics on mixed media background

Friday, March 29, 2013

Indian Groom

Finished the Indian Groom portrait! Finally! It took me quite some time, but I'm very pleased with the outcome. I hope the commissioner will be, too ^_^

Indian Groom
Acrylics on canvas
60 x 50 cm

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Studio

Whoohooo! My new studio is done! I'm very much in love with it. As well as with my husband, who helped to make this possible. Yay!

Excuse the wonkiness, I used Photomerge ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Journal Spread 6

Trying to mix fine art with mixed media. I really want this to take a couple of steps further, but for now, this was a fun experiment. 

Inspire Create
Mixed media on journal spread

Indian Groom WIP5

Fixed up the face. I actually quite like it. And after just two tries! I'm getting there, yay!

Indian Groom WIP5
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wedding Gift

A former colleague got married and is pregnant, so I made her a little something.

Acrylics and yarn on canvas
Three times 10 x 10 cm

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Indian Groom and Tiny Still Lifes

Feeling productive today! Other than creating art, I also formulated plans to rearrange my studio. I hope I'll be able to switch more easily between projects then, since I do both fine art as well as crafting.

Lots of fun and energy!

Teeny Tiny Still Lifes
Cobra oil paints on mini canvasses

Indian Groom WIP
Acrylics on canvas
60 x 50 cm

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Art Journal Fun

Having fun in my journal! Still trying out new toys and techniques, but also getting rid of some ideas. I hope to turn some of these spreads into canvas art at some point.

Mixed media, too many to name, but I will tell you that the coffee was done with soft pastels. In case you were wondering :)

Imagination is more important than Knowledge
Mixed media on journal spread

Morning Coffee
Mixed media on journal spread

Monday, February 11, 2013

Art is Messy

Made another journal spread: Art is Messy, because, well, it is! Since I discovered ink misters, and the Distress ink range, my hands look like a mess all the time. And gosh, I love it!

Art is Messy
Mixed Media on journal spread (handmade paper)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine Tag Walkthrough

Made a Valentine's Tag, inspired by 12 Tags of 2013 - February, over at Tim Holtz's blog. I'm not sure I followed the rules, but the stamp that's used in the example is one that I don't have. And since I have spent way too much money on new supplies recently (there was an awesome arts & crafts fair here in NL not too long ago), I couldn't afford to buy the queen of hearts stamp. So I improvised! 

Most of the supplies you will see here are new and bought at the fair. Now, down to business! (Scroll down to see the end result.)

Valentine's Tag

#8 Manila tag dragged through Distress Inks.
Colors: Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar.

Distressed the sides with the distresser
and colored them with the blending tool and Fired Brick.
Added Script to the background with Distress Ink Fired Brick.

Created a label from pink card stock and punched a heart from it.
Stamped hearts on that same card stock and cut them out. 

Colored a piece of string, because the original color
of the string didn't fit the color scheme I was working with.

Because I don't have stamps in the Blue Print line (yet),
I decided to draw my own and colored it with Copic markers.

I glued the separate elements on the tag.

Because I felt that the colored hearts didn't
fit the color scheme and because I wanted to ad
some glitter, I went over them with
Twinkling H2Os: Jasmine and Love Struck.

I also added the string and glued hearts at
the ends, because the ends were ugly looking.

Finally, I added a string with beads to the top.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Toys and Productivity

Been playing around with my new toys. That is to say, all the stuff I bought on a 'local' arts & crafts fair. I spent so much money there, it's not even funny anymore. But it's awesome to play around with all my new supplies. As the images below testify :)

Love and Art
Journal spread
Mixed media: Acrylics, collage, stamps

Turn and Turn
Journal spread
Mixed media: Ink misters, acrylics,
water-soluble crayons, stencils, stamps, label

Wonder Always
Mixed media: Ink misters, acrylics,
water-soluble crayons, stamps

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Indian Bride II

Finished it! And I'm actually happy with the results. Yay!

Indian Bride II
Acrylics on canvas
60 x 50 cm

Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Art Envelope

Trying my hand at creating art videos. I love watching them, so I thought, why not make them myself as well? Maybe they'll be useful to others.

Anyway, since it's only a try-out, this one is just about adding a bit of text to a previously created altered envelope. Hope you like it anyway!

January Altered Envelope
Mixed media on envelope

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Indian Bride III WIP

Added more details. I like how it's turning out, finally!

Indian Bride II
Work in progress
Acrylics on canvas

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Address tags

Joined the Art-a-thon over at and made two address tags. I have currently collected 4 addresses of other traders and the ring I put them on is way too big, so it looks rather sad. Hence me making tags instead of ATCs.

The Mentalist and Husky
Acrylics on watercolor paper
2,5 x 3 in

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Slight changes

Just some slight changes, visible in the close-up. Didn't have much time to do more, unfortunately. I started with gold paint on her dress and added details to her veil and armbands. I hope I can get more done tomorrow.

Indian Bride II (detail)
Acrylics on canvas

Monday, January 7, 2013


Finally found the courage to continue. Portraits are hard! But also fun and a very good teacher in many ways. I should keep that in mind next time I get the jibbers ;)

Indian Bride II (WIP)
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm