Saturday 25 May 2013

Rick St Dennis - Guest Spot

 Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by, This weekend looks like it will be post intensive and I'm kicking things of with Rick St Dennis, If you do not know who he is then follow the link, amongst the many artistic caps Rick wears he is a fairly new face on the Digi scene and has a very unique, very detailed style of drawing, Not all the images are Horror inspired, but fortunately for me many of them are. He has an Etsy shop HERE there are lots of whimsical images as well all with a very distinct style.
 Rick asked me a couple of weeks ago weather I would like to work on a couple of images for him so of course I said yes and found both of these images in my in box.
 I had great fun colouring both but really like how 'Monster' came out, It gave me the opportunity to use my favourite shades of green.
 As you can see from the images, Rick adds lots of texture,dimension and shading to his images which really help emphasize the depth.
 As you can see I made a tag using the monster image, coloured with Copics, cut out, mounted onto a black mount board tag and the whole thing has been clear embossed twice., the ribbon has been coloured with Distress ink stains to match the monster.
For 'Entity' I again used copics fussy cut and clear embossed, The background has been made using a Tando creative arch, The arch has been coated with Gesso and then some Decoart texture crackle, Its then been painted with Decoart acrylic paints to give a stone type effect. The inside of the arch is a piece of sticky back canvas and is a left over from the Helen Chilton Pebeo glass paint class.  I thought it gave a nice stained glass effect and tied the colours together quite well.

Thanks again for stopping by. If you have not made over to Rick yet, its well worth the visit, he has an awesome DT that produce some awesome work.
Thanks for stopping by, Ill be back latter tonight with another post.


  1. thanks for the intro to this guy. he has some great images on his site and I love the way you've brought them to life.

  2. Such amazing colouring on the sickly Frankenstein tag - but it's the Entity that steals the show for me... amazing dimensional detail in the fussy cutting, and that amazing stony arch - big WOW!
    Alison x

  3. Gongrats on the gdt spot. I love both your projects. The coloriing of the monster and the way you fussy cut the entity.

    The arch is great too

    Rsd Edt

  4. wow you have amazing creations...happy to have found your blog......

  5. You GO, Mark! FAbulous creations. Gotta find some of that crackle stuff. That arch is amazing and your coloring ROCKS! xxD

  6. Hi Mark, your colouring is amazing on both, love the colour of Frankenstein's eyes. The second piece really has the wow factor, the colours are fantastic and the way you have treated the arch is stunning. Anne x

  7. Fabulous creations you made for the GDT spot at Rick St Dennis!
    Hugs, Elenor

  8. Congrats young man on the DT spot. Your pieces are always brilliant and these are no exception. x

  9. Love the "stone arch", great effect.
    OK ok.... love both your projects. :)

  10. Love the use of the DecoArt crackle paste Mark - it looks amazing.I so love how you've coloured both of the images too - very clever and both of them have mouths thank goodness!! Nice to see you on Saturday.
    Have a good week.