Wednesday, 6 February 2013

'Be-you-tiful' & Tutorial by Karen Shady DT

Hi , and welcome. It's Karen with you today, to share a layout I made using some more gorgeous Dusty Attic pieces. I've used a few different techniques for this one, but, today, I'm going to show you how I went about creating the 'Feather grass'  using the GRASS BORDER #1 . These gorgeous weedy grasses are fast becoming one of my favourite pieces.
I adore this photo of my youngest son, Harrison, and the best thing, it was completely 'unposed', he was just sitting, watching his brother playing, hugging his teddy bear, I just pointed the camera at him, called his name, and got this gorgeous photo.

I have used the WROUGHT IRON TRIM SET as one of the main focal points on my layout. I simply inked both the large and the small pieces, using a makeup sponge, and a charcoal coloured ink. This is such a quick and easy way to colour your chipboard, and works fabulously with any darker coloured ink.  

Here's a close-up of my Feather Grass, and below, I will show you how I made them.

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1. Paint the entire piece using  DUSTY IN COLOUR CRUSHED OLIVE,  notice how the Dusty in colour paints match so well to the colour of the Dusty in bloom flowers.

2. Next, stipple DUSTY IN COLOUR CASHMERE to the flowers, allow to dry

3. Using a brush, with DUSTY IN COLOUR FORREST, paint in a few details, to highlight the individual blades of grass


 5. Apply PVA glue to the flower heads, then sprinkle with Lemon coloured Flower soft.

And that's all there is to it.

Thanks for calling in today, and be sure to come back again soon, for more wonderful creations, tips, and step by step projects from our talented design team.

Karen x


  1. Thank you for the tips.. The grass looks so realistic!

  2. Beautiful page Karen!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  3. you are welcome girls, and thank you xx