Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween Night

Welcome !

You know I'm a big fan from mystical eerily beautiful stories, 
therefore I love it to make Halloween projects without an end ;-).

I used an old wooden plaque 

1. painted with black gesso
2. use a photo + Matte Medium as transfer medium
3. mask + Shimmer Mister white
4. Acrylic dimensional writer white
5. use distress ink walnut stain + water in mini mister as spray ink
6. add a paper bat 3d (dry embossed) and a stamp motif

torn effects were fully intended
sometime the shimmer mister make blots, very mystical or?


Happy sunday friends!
LG Kerstin

Friday, October 23, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ghoul & Son Chemists II

Welcome everyone,
You want to show behind the window from  
Haunted Pharmacy??


I used an old book and removed with a cutter the inner part, so are the a frame remained

with this beautiful chipboards from Dusty Attic, painted with Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver, Mister Carbon Black from DecoArt
window with foil, crackle glaze and silver paint, so it looks like old and dusty (for a long time cleaned ;-))

added 3D elements little pumkins, an old map (rolled paper with distress ink), skull and gauze

faux wood cabinet, candle holder, ghost, bottles are cuts from paper collage sheets from Laura C.


Friday, October 16, 2015

Vintage & Nostalgia

Welcome everyone!
It' s an honour to be invited here and I'm very happy about this !
This month challenge theme Art Journaling with Tim 
was really perfect for me , because it's one of my favourite genres !
You can try out colours, techniques, materials and effects. Taking yourself out of the box and
  discover yourself and a new world, let the ideas flow to marvel at the end itself, which has been incurred for me to be creative means.


 I started by embossing a piece of craft paper, I used the dry embossing technique with the folder Clocks.
 The rand was distressed and then glued to the Art Journal Page.

Distress crackle paint picket fence + Distress inkpad Walnut stain + Ink blending tool

 pieces of old book pages, white gesso and stencil for the background
 the script was printed on linen paper

to work with his beautiful distress inks like black soon, walnut stain and vintage phote together with a little bit water in the mini misters is one of my favourite usages
and indispensable for such old shabby chic projects

I hope you like my little inspiration for this beautiful month theme!
crackle and arrow stamps, faux stitching, painted with distress inks

Happy crafting!!
LG Kerstin

Thursday, October 15, 2015

I*m heavy on wire

Welcome friends,

our new theme at SanDees&Amelies Steampunk Challenge is
"Top Hats and Moustaches"

are two of the "ingredients" we all love about Steampunk art! So show us your "moustached" canvasses, cards, tags, objects,....those top hats sitting on...well, whatever you think they can sit on.
Anyway - we hope you are not too busy with crafting away on Halloween projects only and maybe find some time for a little Steampunk piece too this month.  

How I made this


 I started by embossing a piece of craft paper, I used the dry embossing technique.


my wire is a chipboard (also used as stencil),
 painted with Fluid Acrylics Silver Metallic


then I used black Gesso 


added Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold as faux rust effect + Metallic lustre Silver

background was made with wire and cargo stencil + Distress ink as spray paint (+ water in mini mister)
up(p)s - I'm heavy on wire
squiggly handwriting :-)

crazy bird stamp from Tim Holtz was painted with distress inks 
and Dazzling Metallics Rich Expresso from DecoArt

Happy crafting!
LG Kerstin

Monday, October 12, 2015


A new Layout as memory on beautiful evenings by the sea in September last year,
it was not so cold and the fog began to rise.
I love the warm rich colours of this time, a wonderful magical atmosphere.



Thanks for your visit 
Have a nice week friends!
LG Kerstin

Saturday, October 10, 2015

What's up

Welcome everyone!

today a new Layout as Memory on a beautiful day in zoological garden. Absolutely favourites of our family are the cute meerkats that are always up for a fun.



Enjoy your weekend!
LG Kerstin

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Beauty & Art


one of my favourite sayings
- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder -

 for the face I use a photo from a magazine and one of my favourite products from DecoArt
Matte Medium as photo transfer medium
it works super well !!

that's my 'eggs plum' dies ;-)
( before that I had cut out by hand and then they have similarity )

I used white gesso as basis, a lot of stencils, spray and distress inks and some stamps
If you need more informations please ask me here!


Mixed Media Place - Creative Gym #12 Proverbs & Sayings

Thanks for your visit !

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Call me !


  thanks for all your lovely comments on my Haunted Pharmacy, it was fab reading them all. 

Today I am sharing with you

                our new theme this month at Our creative corner          
                                     Halloween Horror

our horror ;-) big Boss Laura says:
 '' For this Halloween share with us some horror inspired creations that 
are sure to send shivers down our spines. 
Bring out your most grotesque stamps and embellishments....
....or perhaps take on the challenge of finding a way to transform pretty stamps into something macabre.
Reach for the grungiest colours and textures....
Come over to the dark side of Halloween ''

 My idea was to make a little wooden frame with humor. 
She says, I will call you -  yes, my one and only love - I will wait.
and he waits, and waits and ..... and if he is not dead, he is still waiting today ;-)
that's Horror , or ???

How I made this

my first idea, mostly it looks different at the end  ;-)

use black crackle creme + distress ink 
(dye ink walnut stain + water in mini mister)

 to ink Mr. Skeleton with firstly white Gesso and then distress ink walnut stain

for the background I use a piece old wallpaper, glue it on cardboard with Decoupageglue, spray a little bit water on it, rub it, added Metallic lustre and you will have an altered look

attached thick cardboard with hot glue gun

Forget cute cats and smiling pumpkins....

we want....


are offering the random prize winner 
   $20 voucher to spend at the Nicecrane Store

 Can you scare us??
Have fun and happy crafting!