Monday 22 March 2021

Champions - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello everyone!

I am sharing my project inspired by the March moodboard filled with so many wonderful Dusty Attic chippies, Prima resins and Mitform Casting metal elements.

This is my son-in-law Juan, who loves mountain biking.  The dirt, adrenaline, mental and physical challenge is what makes him tick, and he is always up for a challenge. 

Here is the moodboard.

and here is my project.

This large gear was cut out off  thick cork by my husband, as I could not find one in any of our craft shops. 

All the chipboard pieces, except the mini captions, were randomly covered with coarse gesso, and once dry covered with black gesso. Next, I painted the parts with using a sponge brush and Americana Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, Georgia Clay, Tangelo Orange and True Ochre. I dry brushed all the parts with white gesso and Art Alchemy Wax in Rich Copper.

Behind the cork gear I glued a piece of corrugated cardboard that has some randomly torn sections. I covered the corrugated cardboard with black gesso and once dry I painted it the same way as I did the cogs and gears without using course gesso as I felt the torn sections had enough texture.

The three mini captions defines Juan's character so well, and were covered with the Georgia Clay acrylic paint and edged with the Burnt Umber.

I love the Geckos. They were both first covered with clear gesso and then Distress Oxide in Black Soot and Walnut Stain, pressed onto a craft mat and spritz with water and slid through the droplets a few times. Then, dry brushed with Tangelo Orange and white acrylic paint. 

The bike chains were painted with Burnt Umber acrylic paint, edged with black ink and dry brushed with Tangelo Orange and white acrylic paint.

Some close ups.

Look at the amazing texture on the cork and corrugated cardboard.

Here you can see the stunning Mitform Casting metal elements.

After everything was glued down I added copper glass glitter and splatters with diluted white gesso.

These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have used.

Why not enter the moodboard Challenge yourself?  All you need to do is add your take on the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any chippies you like. 

Good luck and happy crafting!

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