Thursday 28 February 2013

"Soulful Friendship" - Jenny

Hello Everyone,
Im going to start by showing you the BACK of my project this time!
I have used four of the 3D ATC's and two of the ATC Shadow Boxes joined
together (the wood is to make the back even as they are different widths)

Lots and Lots and Lots of Mini Bricks were used 
(Me and my ruler - glueing the bricks down)

And now the front ......
A coat of Gesso
Then some sprays and the final white mist is the
Dusty in Colour White Navaho mixed with water in a
spray bottle and lightly sprayed over the whole piece
Time to decorate !!!

LOVE the Dusty Attic Minis - they are perfect for this project
Images are from Megs Garden and resins are from Moulds by Mel

How cute is that little metal birdhouse ?????
I have had it for ages and ages and finally have used it

ATC Shadow Boxes DA0823
ATC Frame #1  DA 0673
Flutterbies #3  DA 0766
Mini Arch Windows  DA 0818
Mini Birdhouses  DA0706
Mini Birds #1  DA0723
Mini Branches  DA0439
Mini Brick Wall  DA0814 (Lots of these !!!)
Mini Dove  DA0369
Mini Eggs  DA0722
Mini Grass Clusters DA0786
Mini Picket Fence  DA0698
Birds Nest #2  DA0721
Branches and Berries piece DA0729
Dusty in colour Paints
Dusty in Bloom flowers (Roses - coming soon !)

Jen xox

February ATC by Natasha

Hi all!
We have a gorgeous "Love" ATC to share with you today by our Design Team member Natasha Naranjo Aguirre.
'Love is Patient, Love is Kind' ATC by Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
Natasha has used the following:

 Moments of Tranquility


Wednesday 27 February 2013

"ATC's Love" - Vicky, Jennifer,Robin

Vicky Alberto

I created my February ATC with a project in mind this month. I wanted to adhere it to a cinnamon heart filled jar (a recycled Kraft jam jar was the perfect size). I decorated my ATC with a Dusty Attic French Flourish (DA0273), painted it with black Soot paint (DA0925) and then coated it with Clear Crackle Varnish (DA0900). This one-step crackle works beautifully and dries quickly too! I then added a cute little cupid and title. I simply glued the ATC to my jar for a perfect fit!
Thanks for joining me on the blog today!

 Thank you for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Jennifer Hedger

I have used a mixture of the mini Love Hearts and the
Love Heart buttons on my ATC this month - along with the
Dusty in colour Paints


Robin Shakoor

I am so excited that the ATC theme for this month is "Love."  I decided to create an ATC using a mini canvas.  I sprayed the canvas with glimmer mist and then added a vintage frame. 
Next, I painted my Morrocan Design (DA0838) chipboard using red and green acrylic paints.  I added pearls using a pearl pen, then surrounded my chipboard piece with lovely vintage embellishments.
I hope that you will join us and design an ATC of your own using our theme.
Thanks so much for joining us today.

Tuesday 26 February 2013

"LOVE" - DT Member Robin

Hello everyone! 

I am loving the new Lacey Corners chipboard design from The Dusty Attic.  It is probably my favorite of the January 2013 release. 

Close up details

I painted the chipboard using acrylic paints from The Dusty in Colour collection.  I painted the entire piece using Storm Cloud, then I used a thin paint brush to add white accents using Navajo White paint.  I finished my design using Viva Decor's Pearl Pens in Ice White and Rose.  I also painted my corrugated cardboard using Navajo White with sprinkles of white glitter.

Here I painted my butterflies using Navajo White and Dusty Pink acrylic paints.  Once the paint was dry, I added a layer of clear crackle varnish to achieve the cracked glass look on the wings of my butterfly.

The Dusty Attic
Corrugated Cardboard (DA0830)
Dusty in Colour:  Navajo Whtie (DA0903), Dusty Pink (DA0907), Storm Cloud (DA0924)     
Lacey Corners (DA0847)
Butterflies #2 (DA0842)
Dusty in Bloom:  Bridal Veil (DA0805)

Other Supplies
Patterned Paper:  Lake House - Kaisercraft; Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Die - Memory Box; Resin Flourish & Glitter - Melissa Frances; Pearl Pen - Viva Decor;

Sunday 24 February 2013

"Kirigami Box" - Tutorial - Vicky

Kirigami box with faux ceramic tile tutorial
Vicky blogging today with a continuation of our celebration of LOVE month here at The Dusty Attic. I have decorated a handmade 4-inch kirigami box (a tutorial can be found on my blog for the folded kirigami box). I added some chipboard pieces from the lacing tash around the sides of the lid of the box and then created some faux ceramic tiles for the "you" word. A tutorial is below in this post on how to create these letter tiles.

Here is a view of the two portions of the box before assembling. The lacing tash was simply painted with Dusty Attic Cranberry paint. I just love this gorgeous "dusty" colour!

TUTORIAL: Faux Ceramic Letter Tiles
I took 3 (of the 6) Dusty Attic French Window Pane chipboard squares (the portion that some people discard to reveal the window).

I painted the squares with Dusty Attic black Soot paint.

I adhered a letter sticker to each painted tile.

I coated each tile with Dusty Attic Clear Gloss Varnish to create a ceramic tile appearance. This varnish product goes on so smoothly and dries very quickly too.

Then, I simply glued the tiles to my project - so easy!

Other products used for this project:
* Swirlydoos February 2013 "Upon a Time" kit
* Helmar adhesives

Thank you for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Saturday 23 February 2013

"Love ATC" - and "negative" Tutorial - Jenny

Hi all,
I thought I would share with you how I made the background of my ATC "Love"
out of the negative piece of chipboard (or Waste or the bit we throw away!)

I have used black bazil and placed my waste piece over the top
Then Usinig "texture paste" I have covered the whole piece.
 Very carefully peel the waste part away and you are left with the
shape - in my case love hearts .
When completely dry I have put a coat of Gesso over 
the whole lot ready to colour.
(this will give the paint an all over even undercoat) 
This is one of my FAVORITE colours of the Dusty Attic Paints
I have just painted the whole lot straight over the gesso
Then added Gold rub n buff over the edges to make them stand out
(You can also use the gold Dusty Attic paint - dry brush over the tops)
After I cut it down to ATC size I still had some little hearts
left over - this is the one I have added black card to underneath
and used as an embellishment on the top of my card.

I totally LOVE all the Dusty Attic hexagons and cogs and florishes and
different shapes that you can do this with !
(Who needs to buy stencils ???)

Friday 22 February 2013

"Beautiful" Layout and "Love ATC" - Olga

Hi, everyone!

I want to share new layout about my little Alexandra
 And details:

I used:
Floral Corners DA0848
mini Morrocan Lamps DA0836
Morrocan Lamps DA0835
Corrugated Card DA0830
Dusty In Bloom Evening Blush

and Dusty in Colour
Dusty Pink
Lavender Blush

Februar "Love" ATC

  Coat of Arms add on #1 (DA0832) with Dusty in Colour - Hot Chocolate and Gingernut:

Get inspired!
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