Friday, 19 August 2022

Dream - Judith Tijsen

Hello to you all,

Dusty Attic recently released a incredible new line. And they are all industrial objects. 

One of my favorite new chipboards is definitely the fantastically cute and adorable seahorse.

The seahorse is available in two sizes. Namely product number DA3359(large) and DA3358(small).

For this project I used the large size.

The basis of this project is a box that I have edited with the Burlap stencil.

 I used the following Dusty Attic products:

XXX Judith

Thursday, 18 August 2022

Un jour a la fois - Pascale B Scrap - Mood Board Inspiration (Take one day at a time...)

Hello Sweeties,

Today I'm on Dusty Attic blog with a mixed media panel inspired by our beautiful August mood board. I chose another vintage photo from my postcard collection. 

Isn't it lovely?

I primed all the chipboards with white gesso. Then, then I covered a canvas cardboard with a paper which I covered with clear gesso.

Next, I started to build my composition. I started with the Cherry Blossom and the Industrial Cluster #7. I continued by adding smaller elements like Botanic Mix elements, then some Cogs. 

I sprinkle the composition with mika powders and sprayed with water. Next, I mixed mica powders with lliqui acrylic fluid to make them permanent. I painted the chipboards with these homemade paints.

Next, I highlighted the details with Old Silver and White Gold waxes. I added splatters of the darker color.

To finish, I added glitter

Dusty Attic products:

Industrial Cluster #7

Cogs #1

Cogs #3

French Wordpl@y #1 Black

Botanic Mix #1

Botanic Mix #2

Botanic Mix #4

Cherry Blossom

Other products:
  • Paper- 49 and Market (Vintage Artistry);
  • Art Ingredients Mica Powder - Finnabair Prima (Vintage Roses Set, Pearls and Chrystals, Winter Tales);
  • Art Alchemy Waxes - Finnabair Prima (Old Silver, White Gold);
  • Art Alchemy - Finnabair Prima (Liquid Acrylic Fluid Medium);
  • Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima ();
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (White heavy Gesso, ).

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

20th Wedding Anniversary Card - Ankarika Craft

  Hi there!

Today I want to show you a card that I made on the occasion of the 20th wedding anniversary for a couple living in Poland. I like orders that travel around the world - it's so fascinating... So far my art works are located in: Ireland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway, France and of course the vast majority in England - where I have my craft studio. How does it look like with you? Do you sell your projects locally or on a larger scale?

I was asked to make a musical card, with an emphasis on the presence of a guitar - unfortunately I didn't have a fantastic guitar from Dusty Attic, but fortunately I found a die in the depths of a drawer. To make this card, I used paper from Margaret, which - as you look at - on the right side of the page - also has a guitar. I figured such a repetition would look nice. The edges of the paper are torn and sewn on the machine. The background is secured with a clear gesso with a Gradient stencil in white - you can see the pattern sticking out from under the music notes in several places.

The notes are secured with white gesso and then I sprayed them with a mist in a shade of bottle green. They are stuck to paper plates sewed on the machine and glued over a distance. The aforementioned guitar is cut three times with a die, the individual layers are glued together for stiffening. I embossed the honeycomb pattern on the guitar with an embossing folder and finally highlighted it with silver wax. I put "xoxoxo" and "Endless Love" on the guitar.

I made the flowers from Craft Sensation paper and they perfectly match the frames I cut from the same sheet. The flower centers are small color-matched beads. The floral composition, as usual, is enriched with jagged gauze, green sisal, small pebbles and slightly larger polystyrene balls. This time I opted for three different types of leaves. You can see the paper leaves made by me using the mask from Dusty Attic. Next to it, I put cardboard leaves from set #2 - protected with white gesso, and I gave the color with sage wax. At the bottom there are also leaves from the die.

Piece of film is sticking out next to the guitar, the flowers are complemented by a fantastic bottle green bow from the Old Fashion Ribbons ribbon - I shyly remind you that you can buy these ribbons from me in England. Next to the ribbon, I placed a delicate white string. In several places on the sheet you will find small pearls and the number 20 in the upper left corner.

The center of the card is also decorated, but this is a private part for the couple - only for them to view. Another order is completed - it's a joy for me. I cordially greet you and encourage you to shop - because recently brilliant industrial shapes have appeared in the Dusty Attic store - I am waiting impatiently for them!

Dusty Attic's products:

Thank you for visiting me and we'll see you soon on the topic of music, again! ;)

Monday, 15 August 2022

In the garden - Adri Du Preez

Hello everyone!

I am sharing my July design team layout with you, loaded with stunning Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. 

 After what has seemed like the coldest winter in Pretoria, change is finally on the horizon as we are experiencing wonderful weather at the moment.  I am sure spring is on its way and I have never been more ready.

This is my grandson Janco helping me plant seedlings.

For this layout, I used paper from the 49 and Market Curators Botanical collection.

Here is my layout.

I used bookplates and tabs from the Curators Essential collection to create a booklet and stamped it with a coffee stain stamp. 

Chipboard pieces are always painted with Americana Acrylic paint unless otherwise stated.

Both titles were covered with white gesso before being painted with Hauser Light Green and Cool Blue, then dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

Bugs, ants, and spiderwebs are essential to a garden and were painted with black acrylic paint.  The spiderweb was dry brushed with silver acrylic paint.

The flower clusters are made up of a variety of pretty blooms and die-cut foliage and flowers.  I also used the Foliage Clusters #2, a new addition to the beautiful foliage collection.  The foliage was first covered with white gesso and then painted with Hauser Light Green and Cool Blue and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.  I snipped the foliage into pieces and tucked them into the flower clusters. 

The wood slices were inked with brown and black ink and dry brushed with Plantation Pine for a moss look.

The birdhouses, butterfly, plant label, and seedlings in the wheelbarrow were first covered with white gesso and then painted with Hauser Light Green, Cool Blue, Pineapple, and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

I covered the garden tools with black gesso and Burnt Umber and dry brushed them with Mont Marte Metallic acrylic paint in Silver.  

For the rust effect on the wheelbarrow and watering can I lightly covered them with white gesso making sure I don't cover the detail. With a sponge brush, I then dabbed the wheelbarrow and the watering can with Grey Storm, Slate Grey, and randomly with Georgia Clay.

The flower pots were randomly covered with coarse texture paste.  I then painted the posts with Traditional Burnt Umber and Georgia Clay.  For the moss on the pots, I used Plantation Pine and Hauser Light Green. Twine was also glued to the pots.


The final touches to this layout included art stone and splatters with diluted white gesso.

 Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Happy crafting!