Monday 28 February 2022

Be Curious - Karan Gerber

 Hi Friends and welcome back to my blog, today I am sharing a mixed media project, I designed this canvas using bits and pieces from my stash. 

This is designed on a 5x7 canvas. Which I first painted with Ivory Acrylic, then added texture to the background using light paste and a Prima Stencil.

Using a piece of the Cog Corner, i cut it in two and used it as a border under the Cog Border #3. One i had these all glued down, I painted over with Stamperia Turchese Paint, let dry and then set about using the Burnt Sienna Liquid Acrylic to look like rust

I had a few bits left over from the mini cogs and placed them on the project too. Adding a few platters of white acrylic paint and turquoise spray. here is my finished project. 

Adding a couple Tim Holtz flat heads to layer and add dimension. 

Materials Used:  

Mini Cogs #2,  Cog Border #3, Cog Corners


Other Materials:

Golden ivory Paint; Prima light Paste; Prima Stencil; Prima Liquid Acrylic - Burnt Sienna, Turquois Gloss Spray; Stamperia Turchese Paint; Prima Gold Wax

Sunday 27 February 2022

Card Set - Patricia Basson

I am back again with two cards created as my Dusty Attic Blogpost for the month.
I used papers from 49 & Market, Coral an Sage Mini collections 6x6 as well as some Laser Cut-outs.

I wanted the frames to look antique without using many products or techniques. First of all the chipboard was primed with white Gesso. I achieved this look by painting Lindy's Stampgang Starburst Sprays onto the frames. The trick is to put a good amount of spray on, I use a paintbrush, and then dry it with a Heatgun moving the paint around. Continue doing this putting paint down in random spots and drying in between. The micas in the paint form beautiful borders resulting in interesting designs. On this frame as well as the title I used Magnolia Magenta Gold Spray. 

On the Twine Bows and Mini Hearts I used Art Alchemy Waxes, Shabby Pink, Fire Red and Old White.


On this gorgeous one the colors are Tibetan Poppy Teal Spray with Sage Leave, Fire Ruby and Old White waxes.
Two beautiful Be-jeweled flowers (from Prima I think ), some Chunky Glitter and the cards are done!

 Linked below are the products from the Dusty Attic On-line store...


Life is like a blanket too short. 
You pull it up and your toes rebel, 
you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; 
but cheerful folks
 manage to draw their knees up 
and pass a very comfortable night.
 ~Marion Howard~

Saturday 26 February 2022

Treasure the little moments - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello everyone!

Here is my layout inspired by the beautiful February mood board.  For this layout, I used the 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Color in Sage. 

Here is the mood board.

and here is my layout.

I first covered the Stump and grass, paddock fence, grass clusters #1 and #2 with clear gesso, and then Distress Oxide in Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Iced Spruce, and Mowed Lawn. Press the four Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a craft mat and spritz with water 
creating small droplets.  I started with Walnut Stain for the base color and slid the chippies through the droplets a few times and dry with a heat tool. Repeat with all the colors and dry in between. I also splattered the chippies with the same colors for a 
mottled effect. 

The cog frame, cogs, and gears were painted with black gesso. Next, I painted them 
with Americana Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, Georgia Clay, and True Ochre, and then dry brushed with white gesso.

Foliage #10 was painted with white acrylic paint.

For the ombre effect on the title, I used Americana Acrylic paint in Mint Julep Green 
and Arbor Green.

The final touches to this layout included art stones and splatters with diluted white gesso.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.  I hope you find time to play along with this mood board.  Share your projects on our Facebook Page here for your chance to win a $50 (AUD) credit for two lucky winners to the Dusty Attic online shop so you can choose your very own chippies you would like to use.

Happy crafting!

Friday 25 February 2022

Blue skies and Blossoms - Rikki G

 Today I am here to share another layout inspired by this months Dusty Attic Moodboard, this time its a girl layout using similar products to complete this layout.

You may have noticed that when I do my monthly shares, I have similar papers and chipboard. So to explain it, I often try to ''kill'' a kit while it is on my desk, rather than put away on the shelf to live another day, use it and just get creating without having any left over papers.

Don't be afraid to stack photo that are similar, or they can have a common theme.

Use Tropical Foliage flowers to draw your eyes around the flower clusters. Add different textures into your layers with Tropical Foliage #9.

I am loving things that add a little bling to a layout, why not use some rhinestone clusters with some extra glitter and art stones.

Finish off by stacking a title.

Tropical Foliage #4

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.

Thursday 24 February 2022

Don't go ... - Pascale B - Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Sweeties,

Today, I'm up on Dusty Attic blog with a new panel canvas inspired by the beautiful February Mood Board.

Here is the lovely February mood board

I covered the canvas with Fabric Tape which I painted with white gesso to tone down the text. Next, I added some Paper paste and Modeling paste randomly to add some texture, but I didn't cover the whole canvas. 

When everything was dry, I painted the canvas with liquid acrylic paints. Next, I used a stencil and gilding glue to add some gold Metallic Flakes. Then I covered the Metallic Flakes with Clear Crackle paste. 

I primed the "Ferns", the "Foliage #23", and the "Mystic Flourish" with white gesso. I painted the leaves and flourish with green paint and added a touch of white gold wax.

For the "Window & Shutter" and the "Brick Wall Border", I used the Linen Impasto to color them. Next, I used Ochre and Old White waxes. 

I added black paint and white gold wax to highlight the crackles. To finish I added gold glitter. 

Dusty Attic products:

Mystic Flourish

Foliage #23


Windows & Shutters#3

Brick Wall Border

Other products:
  • Flowers - 49 and Market (Parchment Enchanted Garden);
  • Fabric Tape - 49 and Market (Curators Happiness);
  • Stencil - Finnabair Prima (Numbers);
  • Art Ingredients - Finnabair Prima (Glitter Luminous Set, Gold Metallic Flakes);
  • Art Alchemy Paints - Finnabair Prima (Liquid Acrylic: Avocado, Umber, Prussian Blue, Ink Black; Impasto: Linen);
  • Art Alchemy Waxes - Finnabair Prima (White Gold, Old White, Ochre);
  • Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima (Paper Paste, Clear Crackle Paste);
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (White Heavy Gesso, Modeling Paste, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Gloss Gel).