Saturday, 18 August 2018

Heroic - Rachelle Sigurdson

Hello, today I would like to share with yo a LO I did using some of Dusty Attic's industrial pieces......

The Dusty Attic used:http://www.dustyattic.com.au/
Cog Border #3
Cog Border #3
Cog Clusterca
Cog Cluster
Retro Frame
Retro Frame
Cogs 1
Cogs #1
Cogs 2
Cogs #2
Distressed Filmstrip
Distressed Film Strip
Fans #1
Fans #1
Industrial Stars
Industrial Stars
mini Cogs #2
mini Cogs #2
Mini Cogs 15pk
Mini Cogs
mini Chains -10pk
Mini Chains
Word Pack #24
Word Pack #24

Other Elements used:49 and Market: Tattered Garden, Cottage Life, Blossom Blends,Garden Seeds,Cottage Blooms, Floral Mixology....Black Gesso, Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle, Shimmerz Inklings-Chocholate & Diamonds, LuminArt Silk Iridescent- Gold, Prima Metal, Prills-Heart of Gold, Express yourself , black ink pad

Here are some close ups.....
I primed the chipboard pieces with either clear or black gesso, then applied clear crackle paint onto some of the pieces....Once the crackle dried I painted the pieces with the chocolate & diamonds & iridescent gold....

I primed the paper from the cottage life collection then applied clear crackle onto the paper & placed the chipboard pieces onto the crackled paper, let dry then cut away the excess......

The next step was to add the eyelets, brads & change flower centers....then I built the layers, using the chipboard pieces & flowers....

I altered the retro frame with chains & cogs....

& framed the photo with the distressed film strip, chains & title....Here are a few more close ups.....















Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sun kissed - Belinda Spencer


Hello Dusty Attic fans!

Belinda here today to share my August layout featuring a lovely mix of NEW RELEASE and older chipboard pieces as well as a couple of awesome stencils.

'Sun Kissed'


I couldn't wait to use the new Sand Dollar and Starfish chippies so I just had to create a beach layout. I started by adding a lovely mint coloured mist to my background. Once dry, I added stencilling using two different stencils. Why stick to just one stencil when you create extra interest on your background by combining one or two or even more. I love the new Burlap stencil and it is quickly becoming one of my favourites. I started by swiping some texture paste over the Burlap stencil. I used it in three different places on the layout. I dried it with my heat gun before adding some more texture paste over the Confetti Stencil. This stencil is perfect for adding a bit of sea spray to your project. I dried this off with the heat gun too. I used a white paint pen (Posca) to highlight some of the circles from the Confetti stencil.

Here's a closer look at the stencilling.





Next I added my usual layers of co-ordinating patterned paper. Adding so many layers is such a great way to use up patterned paper scraps! 



I painted all of the chipboard pieces with heavy white gesso. I gave them three coats to make sure they were lovely and crisp. White embellishments just seem to work so well with beach layouts I think.

I layered all of the chipboard and my photo next. It turned out to be quite a bulky layout but I love that. The more dimension the better I reckon.

Here's a closer look at all of the chipboard pieces.







Dusty Attic products used:



DA1835 Mini Captions # 12






Thanks so much for checking out my project today.

Cheers
Belinda



Tuesday, 14 August 2018