Friday, 8 April 2016

Shadow Box - Patricia Basson

Today I am sharing a shadow box with you filled with gorgeous Dusty Attic Chippies. It is my April DT project for Dusty Attic .
I started by covering the box with gauss that was dipped in Tokreen to stiffen it. I then painted it all with Dusty Paints, a mix of Navajo White and Gingernut. As matting behind my photo there is some of Dusty Attic's Corrugated Card.

The bricks are the insides of the Brick Wall Panel. To get this lovely texture I dabbed on some coarse Texture Paste, I then embossed with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder: Brushed Corduroy and Rust Antiquities. Also edged with some black ink.


The Ivy Corner was painted with the following Dusty colours...Navajo White, Gingernut, Pesto and Cranberry. The leaves also have a little coarse Texture Paste on them.


Ohhhh...This Chandelier just has to be my favourite object on this project! I absolutly love the effect I achieved with the Rust Powder this time. I first primed the piece with Gesso. Then I coloured it with several Alcohol Inks, mainly red and rust colours. Only after the colouring did I add the Rust Powder and vinegar. I did a few layers to get a good rust effect. I masked the candles and Jewels before hand. They were coloured with paints. 

I painted the Grass Clusters and Mini Grass Clusters  with Navajo White, Pesto and Forest Paints and embossed them with Aged Green Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. I also added the new Mini Art Stones from Prima and some wood chips from my stash.

Here are the links to the products used from the Dusty Attic Store...



Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting,
 it turns into a magical place. 
I think of gardens I have seen,
 that I believe I have seen,
 that I long to see, 
surrounded by simple walls,
 arcades or the façades of buildings, 
sheltered places of great intimacy
 where I want to stay for a long time.
 ~Peter Zumthor~

Thank you for your visit today...


  1. What a gorgeous piece.....I love the textures...a real work of art x

  2. Amazing! Love all the textures.

  3. gorgeous project!

  4. Gorgeous Patricia and such a nice idea! Must be a lot of work!