Monday, 15 July 2013

"Fun Times" Layout by DT Helena Johansson

Fun times

The new June Release from Dusty Attic is totally amazing! I instantly fell in love with the larger Ornate Gate #2 (DA0894) and just had to scrap with it. I have a little tutorial further down on how I painted this beautiful chippie.

I have also used the words Fun Times, just painted them with some white gesso. The Wagon Wheel (DA0697) I painted with white gesso and inked with Distress Ink, color Pumic Stone.

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I have used Dusty Mini Roses, White (DA0970) and Eggplant (DA0958), and also some Rose Leaves (DA0962).

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Lots of beautiful flowers from Petaloo - Velvet and Lace flowers and Mini Textured blossoms:

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The sheer butterflies are also from Petaloo.

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And here is how I painted the Ornate Gate. I have used gesso, Dusty in Color Fine Silver, Smooch Spritz Pralines & Cream, Shimmerz Spritz Sea Foam and  Distress Ink Vintage Photo.

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First, I painted the gate with gesso, using a sponge.

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I then painted the gate with Dusty in Color, Fine Silver, also using a sponge.

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Then I misted the gate with Shimmerz Spritz, color Sea Foam.

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Then I sprayed some Smooch Spritz, color Pralines & Cream, on a few spots of the gate. I let the ink run a bit until I got the effect I wanted.

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Finally I used the Distress Ink pad on the edges to get a dirty and old look.

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Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you've been inspired!



  1. That is gorgeous Helena! Thank you for the tutorial.

  2. Precious!! Beautiful! thanks for this excellent tutorial.

  3. Beautiful work Helena!!!!! Thanks for sharing your creative process on the gate!!!!!