Sunday 23 October 2022

Outlaw Wanted - Adri Du Preez - Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello everyone!

Here is my layout inspired by the October mood board loaded with stunning Dusty Attic chipboard pieces.  

We visited Namibia in 2017. Solitaire is one of Namibia's most enigmatic destinations, a very small desert town with only a diner, church, petrol station, and small shop. The first thing to catch a visitor's attention when arriving at Solitaire is the treasure trove of rusted vintage car wrecks. 

Despite not being from the same era, I think cowboys and vintage cars go well together.

Here is the beautiful mood board.

and here is my layout.

Unless otherwise stated, chipboard pieces are painted with Americana Acrylic paint.

I covered the gecko, cowboy hats, boots, rifle, and Sheriff's badge with a layer of clear gesso and then Distress Oxide in Black Soot, Walnut Stain, and Iced Spruce.  Press the three Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a craft mat and spritz them with water creating small droplets.  I started with Iced Spruce for the base color and slid the chippies through the droplets a few times and dried them with a heat tool. Repeat with all the colors and dry in between. I edged the chippies with black ink.

Cactus #2 was coloured in the same manner as above using Distress Oxide in Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, and Crackling Campfire.

The rest of the Cactus was first covered with a thin layer of white acrylic paint and then painted with Sour Apple, Hauser Light Green, Festive Green Arbor Green, and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

I covered the saloon doors, paddock fence, and wagon wheels with a thin layer of white acrylic paint and then Sand, Milk Chocolate, Burnt Umber, and Grey Storm.  To create the weathered wood effect I used a small sponge brush and dry-brushed the paint from left to right. 

I painted the title and subtitles with the same colours as the saloon doors, this time just dabbing the paint with a sponge brush. This created a beautiful rust effect.

The cow skull and driftwood were painted with white acrylic paint, Grey Storm and Burnt Umber.  I painted the hay bales with Sand and the edges with Burnt Umber.

The horseshoe was painted with metallic silver acrylic paint and rubbed with Prima Art Alchemy Old Silver metallique wax.

The industrial chains were painted with Burnt Umber, Georgia Clay, and True Ochre.

How stunning are these bullets? I glued black cardstock to the back of the bullets and painted them with metallic silver acrylic paint and rubbed them with Prima Art Alchemy Old Silver metallique wax.

Dusty Attic products used.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Happy crafting!

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