Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rare Oddities

Hi friends,
I had a lot of fun with this new paper- and stamp collection from Graphic 45
that is the result - a mixed media wooden plaque
to show, where it goes to Kerstin's creative Bude :-)

Rare Oddities - Its name reflects its programme

and many detail  pictures

+ Media Fluid Acrylics
Blue green light, Primary Yellow, Carbon black
+ Shimmer Mister white
+ Antiquing Cream Titanium white

If you have any questions, please ask me!
often i forget to make photo's during the process, because then I'm 
in another world, perhaps you understand this?! 
but I am working on, promised!

Mixed Media World - Gorgeous texture
Rhedds creative spirit - August Challenge
Graphic 45 August Challenge (Rare Oddities)
Anything but cute #4 Making magic
my craft room is a magic world for me,
here I'm able to spin and make projects from dreams, thoughts and feelings

I hope this new idea will be an inspiration for you!
LG Kerstin

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Hi everyone,

today a new Art journal spread with my new favourites the stencil 'Dandelion' (DecoArt) and the wonderful natural stamp from Katzelkraft,I don't know this fabric in France,
but they are so many beautiful stamp, have a look, I promise it's worth !
that were things who enjoys my creative heart, really :-)
thanks so much!!

I worked as always with a lot of stamps, stencils, gesso and spray inks
always the same and yet so different things come out

Stencils from DecoArt
Life is about creating yourself, 
not finding yourself!  

Happy Sunday
LG Kerstin


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I've never been to NY

Hi eyeryone,

The creative journey in my thoughts continues :-).
A new LO or I could say a big Art Journal page, both :-)
Today I used a lot of stencils in combination with carbon pencils and black ink pad


My inspiration: city lights, Words, colours and the bicycle , but in NY better a car, or ;-)?!

Let's go!
LG Kerstin

Monday, August 10, 2015

Travel Time

Hi everyone,
today a new Art Journal page suitable on this time,
somehow you get the impression all are on traveling, or ;-) 
I would also like too, but it does not always go according to wish.
But in my creative world I can do this as often and as much as I want.

 Journey talk
I used the Cargo Stencil, the symbols stands for whereas,
how far,
how expensive ....

 I have used the Monoprint Technique 48 in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 book
and I think I must used it more often until I'm satisfied with the result.



 Linda Coughlin, owner of The Funky Junkie Boutique has generously donated a $25 shopping spree to her  store to the lucky winner of this challenge.

Happy crafting
LG Kerstin

Friday, August 7, 2015

Extra Steam Power - Under the Sea

Hi everyone,

today a simply stamp technique, where you can designed a new steampunk stamp 

- Two becomes one new -
with effect :-)

details you will see on our  
SanDees & Amelies Steampunk Challenge Blog 



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Behind the Mask

Hi everyone,
today a new Mixed Media Collage to  theme  
'Masks' by The Mirror Crack'd

I use the theme on canvas in two versions, 
once as gothic mask and as stamp technique (face and clocks)

faux crack'd glass technique on foil over the stamped eye

  Mask technique with two stamps 

1. stamp the face 2x (once of your background and the other of thin paper)

2. cut out one face, this piece you must put on the other face

3. with this mask you can stamp over this
 4. remove the mask and voila the result
Happy crafting!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The bug's life

Hi everyone,
I'm always fascinating from the Steampunkworld. 
With Steampunk I have found one of "my" perfect genre - as it combines nostalgia, vintage and the idea of using future technology in a  brave new world! 
The result is a new variety from beetles, dragonfly and turtle,  
which can be seen even in the dark very well :-)
Tutorial and Ideas 
for several structures

1. Stencil + Crackle paint
2. Stencil + Gesso
3. Embossing folder + metal embellishments
4. Pearlliner

added cardboard + pearls + dies 
painted a part of image with black gesso

use spray paints + stencils as mask

 use metallic paint Fluid Acrylics Silver + old gears from mechanical clockworks
beetles are from toy shop (silicone)

                                                 beetle from stencil and his brother in 3D

 Inventive genius and adventurous romance are 
what makes Steampunk so very special and exciting to me. 
More ideas and inspirations you can also see
 SASPC Open Studio Facebook Group

Happy weekend
LG Kerstin