Monday, February 15, 2016

Human Heart Part 2

Hi friends!

our theme at Sandee & Amelies Steampunk challenge 
 Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial
I was so excited that it necessarily had to be a second art journal spread.
Do you remember on my first sites to one of my favourite songs?

Tutorial - texture and resist effects -

some of you have asked me, how I did
the worn (peel) effects

1. old bookpages glued with decoupage paper glue
2. primer = white gesso with baby powder, so it's more solid and dry
3. use an old credit card ( possible even with old paint soiled ;-))
and pick up the color slightly again

brown stains with dye distress ink walnut stain

I drippled this distress ink and sprayed with water, let it run
together with resist effect from white gesso emerge darker and light, shaded stains

Happy crafting!


  1. Kerstin, I am loving these pages you have been doing lately that are rather monochromatic. It's just cool how the absence of color can do as much as the use of color. That broken heart is awesome!

    1. Many thanks Maura, I also love the monochromatic style and the thoughts behind the project. Hugs Kerstin x

  2. Beautiful! I love all the details and textures on your page! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  3. Great textures and grungy feeling! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!


I always appreciate all your comments. Thanks so much!