Wednesday 21 October 2020

Hello Summer - Tina Ollett

 Hello and welcome Dusty Attic friends. Tina Ollett back with you today to share this months moodboard inspiration project that I created over the weekend. It has been a little while since last creating for Dusty so when I saw the moodboard I knew I had to get my crafty on.

And if you have yet not seen the gorgeous moodboard then I have it below for you. Don't forget you have until the end of the month to upload a project showing your interpretation of the moodboard an how you choose to use Dusty Attic products in your projects. 

Of course the instant I saw this, my mind went straight to the ocean.

I used both the stencils as seen above to add texture to my background page. I used white Crackle Paste through these leaving a thick layer behind. This was left to dry and then I added in colour using Inka Golds in Cobalt, Greenyellow and Mintgreen. Whilst all this was drying I dressed my other pieces of Dusty Attic. And I have used a few because I just love layering Dusty pieces. They are always my inspiration to create the waves at the beach. This time around I decided to use the Sea Grasses in large and small. I have used 3 packs of the smaller Sea Grass to help with the layers.  Both of these pieces were firstly dressed in Black Gesso. Then a coat of Finnabairs Rust Effect Pastes in Olive and Green-Grey. Once it was dried I also applied some Opal Magic Waxes over the top. 

And I have been dying to use this piece below for a long while now. The Flourish #5. I adore this piece so it just had to be added as another element. It was primed with white gesso and lightly coloured with a mix of gesso and inka golds. When all was dried a coated this with Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish and allowed it to dry. Once dry I rubbed over the top of it with more colour from my Inka Golds and rubbed off the excess. 

Then going through my stash of Dusty I come across these cute little dots. I though they would be a fabulous addition to my project amongst the crackled bubbles. So these were primed with white gesso and coloured.

Lastly I added in my title but I decided just to use the Summer part. I coloured this piece using a dry brush technique. I quite liked the outcome. You can't see the green in it so well but in real life the green has a yellow tint, which really looks so pretty.

Above and below you can see how I have used a couple of the Sand Dollars from the Dusty Attic Set. I love these little pieces to add to a beach layout. Each was dressed with acrylic paints inka golds, and Opal Magic Waxes.

And my final Dusty Attic piece that I added in amongst all of my beautiful 49andMarket florals was this cute little guy from the Seagulls pack. 

Finishing off my project I added in some Art Stones in the 3 different sizes with Gloss Gel, a couple of my own shells and splatters of watered down white gesso and a little random stamping. 

Well that is all from me today. I hope that I have inspired you in some small way to use this months Dusty Attic Moodboard Challenge and join us. 

Until next time happy crafting and take care. 

Teen x

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