Saturday, 16 October 2021

Destination Unknown - Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!

I am sharing my October design team layout with you, featuring some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and the gorgeous 49 and Market Wedgewood and Anywhere collections.

I took these photos of my daughter the year she started University. Because she started a new journey in her life, I decided to do this photo shoot at a railway crossing which resembles a journey to an unknown destination. She has done so well on her journey, and I am extremely proud of her.

Here is my layout.

The title, Geo Tags and foliage were first covered with white gesso.  I painted Destination with Americana Acrylic paint in Whispering Turquoise and dry brushed the edges with Greek Haze Acrylic Chalk paint.  The word unknown I painted with White Wash.  The Geo Tags were painted with the Greek Haze Acrylic Chalk paint and the edges dry brushed with white gesso. I painted the globe with black gesso.

To colour the Foliage #27 I used Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Sea Breeze and dry brushed the edges with white gesso. The Foliage #12 were painted with Americana Acrylic paint in Mint Julep Green and the edges dry brushed with white gesso.

The Hot Air Balloons, Cogs and Mini Chains were randomly covered with coarse gesso, and once dry covered with black gesso. Next, I painted the parts using a sponge brush and Americana Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, Georgia Clay, Tangelo Orange, Greek Haze Acrylic Chalk paint and True Ochre. I dry brushed all the parts with white gesso and Art Alchemy Wax in Rich Copper.

These stunning Wordpl@y elements were dry brushed with white gesso and then Americana Acrylic paint in Peaches 'n Cream and Greek Haze Acrylic Chalk paint.
I inked the mini compass with Brilliance Pigment Ink in Chocolate.

After everything was glued down, I added splatters with diluted white gesso.

Dusty Attic chipboard pieces used.

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Happy crafting!

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Santa's Toy Factory - Jen Burns

 Hello Dusty FANattics, today I would like to share a layout of my gorgeous Grand daughter of her First Christmas 2020 using the NEW Dusty Attic Christmas release. 

As soon as I saw the Reindeer Forest Friends I knew I had to have them and which photos would go perfectly with them.

I started off with an undercoat spray (or you can use Gesso) then have used water colour pencils to colour all of the Reindeer and their scarves. To create even more dimension I have added shape to the back of the chipboard and also pulled the antlers forward for interest.

Santa's Toy Factory and Merry Christmas postmarks already came as shown in the white card so all I did was add them to my page.

I have used two packs of the presents to have a big pile for the other two Reindeer to stand on. These where coloured the same way, with undercoat and water colour pencils/pens. 

The Christmas light border I painted with five different coloured paints in the same sequence remembering that the light cord is twisted, then added white dots with enamel drops, the cord I have painted green.


Thank you for dropping over today and will see you soon xx

Monday, 11 October 2021

Simply Perfect - Rikki G - Mood Board inspiration

Good morning, well October is here and that means we get to play with another amazing Moodboard by Dusty Attic and this time it has all the feels with shades of Pinks.

 Have you been playing along? 

Why not give it a go, there's no right or wrong way to do a mood board so play along?

Starting off with the background.... deconstruct a bold wood panel, cut them on the join line and make sure you stack them in the order you cut. Grab a distress tool and rough up those edges.

Then reconstruct the panels- stick them down in the middle of each panel that way you can curl the edges when the panel meets to add more texture to the background.

Add the large Nuneka Moon around your 5x7 photo then you can start building your fussy cutting on and around the moon, don't be afraid to add some on the negative parts of your photos. 

Continue the line of the moon.

Spray the chipboard and once it is dry sand the edges with a sanding block.

To draw your eye down the page, and to fill up the negative space that has been created to by placing the photo higher on the page.

Plus it creates space to add the title to the bottom of the photo and allow the fussy cutting to look its ''falling'' downwards.

Add feathers and chains to draw your eye along the lines of the wood panel.

Adding a small amount of brick work through the layout adds balance to the photo with the horizontal lines.

The negative part of the brick wall is amazing so use it all !!! Its getting two uses out of the one piece.

Big Moon – by Nuneka

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.