Tuesday 30 July 2019

Completely - Tanya Cloete - Mood Board Inspiration

Dusty Attic 

Moodboard Inspiration 

Mixed Media Canvas

'Love Completely'

Hello dear Dusty FANattics!
Love the beautiful colours and tones of this months mood board.

Absolutely fabulous! Here is my take on the July challenge.

Inspired by the these lovely colours, I created a mixed media canvas and
decided to go for the softer tones of this mood board featuring the gorgeous
 Prima Marketing Midnight Garden collection and lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic 
chipboard. I altered this piece with my favourite Finnabair mediums and Prima
  stencil and embellishments. I painted the canvas with Impasto paint in Linen.
 I layered my photo (via Pinterest) onto lots of die-cut pieces. I painted the 
chipboard pendant and and iron accent with metallique paint in coral reef and
 the rest of the chipboard pieces I heat embossed using different colours of 
embossing powders. I adorned my photo cluster with some gorgeous Prima flowers.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!


Sunday 28 July 2019

Sand and Sea - Tina Ollett

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a beach themed project to share with you today.
I have called it 
"Sand and Sea".
When I started out creating this project I really had no idea where it would go. After many days of playing I was quite surprised to say the least. Heavy mixed media is not always my go to for creating but this definitely is a heavy media based project. And the other thing I should mention is that it took me more than 5 days to fully complete. I eventually had to tell myself to walk away and no more touching.
And so I did.
My starting point was to use some yummy 49andMarket papers. I used one from the Vintage Artistry c0llection and one from the Sand and Sea collection. The Vintage Artistry paper was used as my base and the Sand and Sea paper was cut into strips and layered unevenly. My photo was placed over these and all pieces were mounted using some old pieces of chipboards. The base of the project was primed with a clear gesso and I then worked on adding in texture and crackle paste to give more dimension and more strength to my page. I also added in some more texture using the gorgeous Burlap Dusty Attic Stencil. This is a new favourite for me. Gives a fabulous outcome and is quite a perfect fit for a beach layout.
I also added a circle made from jute over my photo and then went onto colouring my background.
For this project I have used something a little different to my normal. I thought I would use some of my Mica Powders that I have had stashed for many years. It was only that I was looking for embossing powders that I came across it quite accidentally. I am sure we all have something in our stashes that we could resurect from a drawer or two. Well the colours I found were a fabulous fit. Gold and Blue ! What better colours for a beach scene.
Having not used them in so long I basically just played around with them until I found a technique that I was happy with. And this does mean many layers of product until I was happy with the colours. My chipboard of choice started out with the the Ornate Scroll. I have used this piece on many occassions and I never tire of it. I have of course cut it into several pieces. Primed it with clear gesso and then a thick coverage of Crackle Paste. I allowed this to dry overnight and then came back the next day to add another layer and then wait again. Once it was totally dry I added my Mica Powders with a dash of water and clear gesso. You could also add it to a clear gel medium. The sheen or shine is just gorgeous when dried completely. I adhered these pieces to my photo and then moved on to adding in some pretty 49andMarket flowers from the Botanicals collections in a variety of colours.
When I cut these two pieces up I layered them and twisted and curled sections of the scroll. The strength and stability of this chipboards is second to none. I have a lot of media on these pieces and they really stood up to it.
I have also added in some shells and also art stones for this project and of course a cute mini ship's wheel.
To finish off my project I did some more colouring using my mica powders. The title was made using transparency paper and embossing powders with a stamped image.
Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed my project and post. Until next time happy creating and take care. Big hugs. xo

Saturday 27 July 2019

A captured moment - Anguree Van Rensburg - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello dear Dusty friends 

It's Anguree here with you and today I am sharing my take on our stunning Moodboard Challenge. 

I just love this Moodboard with all those beautiful bright colours combined into one image.

I started of by selecting background paper from 49And Market's earlier collections, A Moment in Time.

As you may have realised I totally fell in love with these Juliette Balcony and window chippies and wanted to use it in combination with these damask pieces. You will note I cut the original chipboard in half to have two similar pieces and coloured it all with 13@rts Chalk Spray inks.

I love to use flowers, so I selected these flowers from 49 And Market to match the colours of the moodboard.

I felt that I need to add more of the blue and orange in the moodboard and choose to add these chipboard flowers, which I inked with Distress Oxide Broken China.  

To make the title and small leaves pop, I used a combination of Distress Oxide Ink including  Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral.

Last but not least I added mixed media products from 13@rts. I dry brushed my flowers and splattered everything  with white gesso to blend in with the rest of the layout.

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Thank you so much for visiting us today. Till next time take care and have fun.

Friday 26 July 2019

Embrace your inner Queen - Farrel Tailor - Mood Board Inspiration

Hi there Dusty Fans!! Farrel here to share my latest project with you all. Recently I was shown the world of Powertex. ( A textile hardener) And straight away I loved it and thought I would share my very first project using Powertex and Dusty Attic. I would just like to add that I barely broke the surface in learning about this form of mixed media but hey we all have to start somewhere!!!
Embrace your inner queen by Farrel Tailor
I used LOTS of different mixed media projects to create this canvas including Finnabair Texture Paste (Metal Effect & Patina Effect), Finnabair Impasto Paint, Metallique Acrylic Paint, The Crafter's Workshop stencils, Finnabair Art Stones and Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Squirts just to name a few.
Embrace your inner queen Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor
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Thanks for dropping in and I will be back next month with my next project xx
Farrel Tailor

Tropical State of Mind - Mary Tzalla

  Hello dear friends!

Today, I'm back with a new layout, .I love sunrises and this one is so beautiful! So, I decided to use it for my layout. I loved the color palette and the calm and peaceful feeling of the photo.

 For my background I used the Vagary paper from the 49 and Market Captured Adventures collection and I created texture with the Finnabair Golden Nugget paste and the Dusty Attic Fishnet Stencil. Then, I added color with a Lindy's spray and made
some random stamping.

   Next, I heat embossed the ''Travel Corners'', the ''Starfish #2'' and the chipboard title from the ''Mini Captions #12'' with the Stampendous Aged Taupe enamel.

  All the other chipboard from the ''Port Holes'', the ''Port Holes Small'', the ''Sand Dollars'', the ''Chain Circles'' and the ''Foliage #3'' sets were also embossed with the Stampendous Aged Teal enamel.

Then, I layered all the gorgeous elements around my photo and added in some 49 and Market flower. I finished my layout by adding art stones, glass glitter and glitter.

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 Thanks for stopping by!