Friday, 16 November 2018

Notes - Belinda Spencer


Belinda here with you today to share my altered notebook for Notebook November.

Even though I don't create 'off the page' too often I found this to be such a fun project to create. I even used the November Mood Board as inspiration for my notebook.

To start my notebook cover I went on a treasure hunt through my stash of patterned papers until something jumped out at me. I found the cutest paper with a bicycle image that suited the colours perfectly.

I used a matte gel medium to attach the paper to the cover, swiping some over the top of the paper too. Next I grabbed the closest paint palette and swiped some Dusty In Colour Paint in Cranberry, Lavender Blush and Sugar Plum around the edges of the paper.

Once the paint was dry, I used some heavy white gesso to add some stenciling. I wanted a lovely subtle effect with the stenciling. For more impact though you could add an outline to the words using a fine pen.

Next I used the same paint and gesso to colour the various chipboard pieces. I glued these pieces onto the front of the notebook along with some flowers and leaves. To finish I used a white paint pen to flick some white droplets over the cover.

Dusty Attic products used:

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Ultimate Adventure - Valerie Ouellet

Hi everyone!
Today I'm back with a new layout created with some beautiful Dusty Attic Chipboard. I created the base with 2 papers. I added some washi tapes and made some stamping here and there. 

I added black words tabs, feathers and wordplays on my design.

Mini tabs #6 black

Wordplay #11 black

Boho Feathers

I painted my feather with 2 colors of Finnabair paints.

Here are some close ups


See you soon :)

Monday, 12 November 2018

Dream Big - Love Life - Nicole Doiron

Hello Dusty FANattics!

Nicole with you today to share with you a fabulous notebook to go along with the November Notebook theme on the Dusty Attic blog.

My notebook cover base was made out of chipboard on which I used the Words of Wisdom stencil with modeling paste. I then used layers upon layers of different mediums like velvet paste, distress stains, paint mists and Dusty in Colour paints.

My inspiration was the create a notebook for various use.  It can be an art journal, a diary, a poetry book, etc. That is the reason I chose some inspirational titles from the Dusty Attic line.

This Paisley set has to be one of my top 10 Dusty Attic design. It is my second time using it on a project and it absolutely will go on my wish list again so I can use it again!  I covered it with distress stain, then dabbed it with some Dusty Pink and Sugar Plum and then added a little shimmer to it.

I really like how the words of the stencil still show even after multiple layers of paints, mists, etc. After adding each coat of medium, I dabbed the surface with a paper towel to remove any excess and make the white of the molding paste show through. When it came time to add some pink and purple mists, it made the words pop out.

The Boho Feather as well as the Mini Dragonflies were covered with gold velvet paste, glitter paste and shimmer paint. After my notebook complete, I added some adhesive spray and sprinkled some Dress My Craft sequins. I love how it all turned out!

Now let's take a look at all the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard used:


Love Life - DA1565
Word Disks #1 - DA1195
Boho Feathers - DA1732
Door Knockers #1 - DA2152
Fantasy Flowers - DA1349
Flower Layers #5 Small - DA0889
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518
Paisley #3 - DA1569


Words of Wisdom - DA1539

Dusty in Colour

Capri - DA0915
Dusty Pink - DA0907
Fine Silver - DA0927
Mountain Meadow - DA0916
Soot - DA0925
Sugar Plum - DA0908


Dress My Craft Sequins - Sea Breeze - DMCS3217

Share with us your creations at the Dusty FANattics FB page!

Visit me at Scrap-Utopia if you want to see more of my creations.

See you a bit later this month!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Art Journal - Notebook November - Rosalie Duke-Stanley

Wow what an amazing deep rich colour palette. I have taken the rich colours and the hint to nature to create my journal cover. 

I created a textured background by adhering crumpled tissue paper with soft gel. Once dry, I added a layer of Finnabair Graphite texture pasted randomly with a Dusty Attic Diamond stencil. 

Once dried, I added a layer of Finnabair Acrylic Metallique - Blackberry. While drying, I painted the chipboard frames with Dusty Attic - Soot. The leaves and word title were painted with Dusty Attic forest and Pesto paint. Dab to create a textured look. Once dry, I used Tim Holtz oxide inks - forest green to add a weathered look. 

The textured garland were painted with Finnabair rust effect texture paste. once dry, use Tim Holtz Oxide Ink - Gathered Twigs to add colour texture. 

The heart was painted with Finnabair Acrylic Metallique - Frozen Berries and when dry, use Tim Holtz Oxide Ink - Seedless Preserves to add colour depth. 

To assemble, add the frames and then layer the other chipboard. I have added gauze to the layout. Add the art stones with clear glue and Blackberry paint. Layer with the larger art stones and add mini ones to fill in the gaps. 

Finally, flick watered down white gesso around the layout, and paint a fine line around the word title.