Thursday, 12 May 2016

Amazing - Gabrielle Pollacco - VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hi Everyone! I know it's been a while since I shared a public video tutorial with you all so I'm happy to share this one with you today!  This was so much fun to make, I think you all will really enjoy this one!  Here is a head on view of the canvas....

This video is a few minutes longer than my usual videos because I take the time in the beginning of the video to show you how to make the polymer clay octopus.  So without further ado, here's the tutorial...enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial!  Here is a list of some of the products I used in this project ...

Dusty Attic Chipboard & Stencil:
~ Rustic Charm Frame
~Skeleton Clock Frame
~ Fish Net
~ Nuts & Bolts
~ Locks & Keys (small)
~ Key to My Heart (locks & Keys)
~ Sea Grass #1 (small)
~ Sea Grass #2
~ Cogs
~ Cogs Stencil

You can order Dusty Attic Chipboard directly from their website in Australia or if you are looking to order in North America The Scrapbook Diaries has a huge supply of Dusty Attic Chipboard.

I used the above listed Dusty Attic mixed media products...the rusting powder is sprinkled onto the wet paint, then sprayed with a vinegar/water solution (50/50) and left to rest for about a half hour to rust.

Here are a few closeup and other angle views of this project....I like to create projects that can be enjoyed from different angles :)

I used Pearlex mica powder to color my octopus....just randomly rubbed on a blue, green and violet color and used a gold for the suction cups.  Although the color sets pretty good as my piece bakes, I like to give it a light spritz with some hair spray to make sure the color stays on.

The polymer clay piece gets baked in a 275 degree oven for about 20 minutes, when you remove it from the oven and it cools, it becomes rigid and hardened.

As always I had a lot of fun creating an underwater vignette using a variety of Dusty Attic the bottom of my canvas I incorporated a bunch of  turquoise and aqua color sequins that I got at a local dollar store.

Another cool mixed media product I've been enjoying using in my projects are seed beads.  Here I added the Licorice color seed beads by Prima.  I applied them using the clear Gloss Varnish by Dusty Attic.  I felt adding them around my octopus helped meld the design into the background canvas.

I hope you enjoyed todays post!  As always I appreciate your kind words and feedback, you comments make my day! xo


  1. This is Amazing with a capital A!!! love it..

  2. I must say this turned out fantastic! Love the colour combo you have chosen and that octopus is just to die for. Your creativity seem to have no limit. Fabulous work, Gabrielle. Love it. Hugs...Mona

  3. What an amazing piece. Gorgeous. I love the octopus. Thank you so much for sharing the how tos!