dinsdag 30 april 2013


First of all; this week I had more then 1000 views of my art video's on YouTube. WOW.... more then a 1000 views, that is a lot!! Thank you all who watched (and hopefully enjoyed) my video's. For the readers who have not yet watch the art video's, here is the link to the latest video:


And this week I have been working in my art journal. I saw a quote on Pinterest; words that matter. Love the quote and I made a page using the quote, it took me almost a week. I started with gesso, some selfmade paper (paper sprayed with Dylusions ink and stencils) and another layer of gesso. Then I made the cirkels, with markers, but also with ink. And added some more color with my Neocolors II and added some more cirkels before putting the words into the cirkels.

woensdag 24 april 2013

New items in my Etsy shop!

The art & crafts market last Saturday was a lovely day. In the morning there were lots of visitors and I sold a few stamps. Then it slowed down.... we hope it was because of lunch time, but it never picked up again. But we had a great time with the other sellers.

I made some watercolor paintings for the market and I have now uploaded them to my Etsy shop. Take a look! The watercolors below are only USD 10! These make a lovely gift!

vrijdag 19 april 2013

Creatiefbeurs in Bilthoven

For my Dutch readers:

Morgen (zaterdag 20 april 2013) sta ik op de Creatiefbeurs bij de WVT in Bilthoven. Een beurs vol hobby's, creatieve kadootjes en inspiratie. De beurs is van 11.00 tot 16.00 uur op de Talinglaan 1 te Bilthoven.


New ATC's

I have been creating some ATC 's this week. Some are for the Art and Crafts fair in Bilthoven this Saturday and some are for trade on Atcsforall.com.

zondag 14 april 2013

New art journal pages

I am not sure if I already showed you the blue art journal pages. The background is done with ink and the Tim Holtz flourish mask and the numbers stencil from Crafters Workshop. Finished with some cirkel stamps and a text stamp. The bird is painted with watercolors on deli paper and collaged to the page. Deli paper becomes transparent when you glue it with gel medium. The dragonfly is an image I found on the internet.

And I also made another page. The background is sprayed with Dylusions blue (London Blue) and the light green. I used stencils from Crafters Workshop. The peacock is painted on deli paper.

zaterdag 13 april 2013

Art journaling workshop Saturday April 13, 2013

Today I was in Deventer. Teaching my art journaling workshop for 4 enthousiastic ladies. We had a great time creating lovely backgrounds and marvelous pages. Thanks Marjan, Saskia, Annemieke and Anita for the fun day. I hope you will / can use all the techniques in your own journals. Have fun!

maandag 8 april 2013

zondag 7 april 2013

Whimsical birds

I have been making whimsical birds in my art journal. These lovely creatures are based on week's 14 lesson from Lifebook 2013. I have been watching all the lessons, but have not been creating all weeks. But this lesson really appealled to me! After the 2 little birdies in my art journal I have created 2 little mixed media paintings on canvas boards ( 13 x 18 cm).

woensdag 3 april 2013

New art journal pages

I hope you all had a lovely Easter with lots of fun and chocolate of course! The weather was not that great, very cold, but sunny and I had a great time.

I have been working in my art journal the last few days. This double page is made with a heart stencil. I cut out 2 hearts from a piece of cardstock and used both the hearts and the stencil to make the page. I attached the 2 hearts later to the page and stamped Love makes the world go round.