Saturday, 8 October 2022

Dwell in Possibility - Karan Gerber

 HI Friends, I am back to share an altered project I created for Dusty Attic using some of their mechanical pieces.

Using lots of cogs, gears and that gorgeous Seahorse, I put together this small project on a 5x7 canvas

I used some Stamperia Allegro Paints for the turquoise, 
Sparks Dragons Eye paint for the golds. 

Products Used



Friday, 7 October 2022

Industrial Journal - Anat Weksler

 Hello, dears! 

It's Anat here, you're very welcome to the Blog!  I’m sharing today my new project using amazing Dusty Attic’s chippies.

My comfort place is Industrial and Steampunk design  so I’ve altered an undated organizer journal.

To alter the cover (front and back) I have used graphite paste and some gorgeous Metalique Waxes. Together with the fabulous new Chipboards like the Industrial cluster #1 ,I’ve set a few metal and resin elements.

These new Industrial clusters are so fantastic! and if you struggle to build a cluster or set up a decorative thread, Dusty Attic have done it for you (for us!).

Here are the chippies used in my project:

Industrial cluster #1

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 6 October 2022

Hugs & Kisses ATC's - Ankarika Craft - Mood Board inspiration

 Hi there! 

Today I'm leaving you an entry about ATC - Artist Trading Card. A quick reminder of what it is: it's a fairly small form of handicraft, which I personally call the artist's personal business card. Following this path, I always do my best to make ATCs that reflect my style, my characteristic artistic preferences and I think that I managed to capture 90% of these features here. The only thing missing is the sewing on the machine.

As every month, I encourage everyone to take part in our challenge. All you have to do is add your art work to the comments section of the Dusty FANattics Facebook group for a chance to win one of two amazing prizes of $50 (AUD) on purchases from their store. I can't wait to see your work on the Dusty FANAttics group.

I recorded the entire creative process and I successively publish it on my IG Stories, I cordially invite you to subscribe to my account to receive up-to-date notifications about what is going on. My ATC are three in the set, they have standard dimensions of 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch. They are kept in the theme of an enchanted garden and a fairy-tale world of gnomes. The dominant color is green in various shades, with the addition of orange-apricot, brown and white.

The background is a scrapbooking paper from the "Breeze of dreams" collection by Margaret Paper Design. I used the leftovers from my previous projects. Paper is embossed with a 3D embossing folder from Sizzix with a leaf motif, highlighted with different shades of Finnabair waxes. The edges of the ATC, as well as the edges of the cardboard in places, are highlighted with brick orange wax and thanks to this, when looking at them from the side, they are beautifully exposed, adding special character to the project. On the prepared base, I applied a stencil pattern with wild flowers. However, it disappeared under the composition as more layers were added. You can only see it partially at the edges here and there. Sometimes it happens... ;)

The main accent are brilliant chipboard gnomes holding cute hearts in front of them. Their beards are shiny white thanks to the flecks that imitate snow. The caps, shoes and hearts are colored with a marker pen, and all contours are highlighted with a black felt-tip pen. At the bottom I put the words "xoxoxoxo" and "hugs & kisses". And.. cute dragonfly flies above.

The composition mainly consists of paper cut-outs  from the "Breeze" collection. There are white doors, three different tags, and a whole bunch of leaves. All these elements are stained with vintage paste. In addition, I added some dried, tiny flowers, green moss, a tiny bow, a few larger, white pebbles and sprinkled green mini-balls. ATC's have white splashes.

How do you like my fairy-tale form of  artist trading card? I'm very curious if you do ATC and under what circumstances you hand it over to someone. Share your answers with me in the comments section.

Dusty Attic's products:

Thank you for visiting and feel free to come back to read and see another project - for children.

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Sunshine moments - Judith Tijsen

Hello to you all,

Here I am with another post.
Today I chose again for a mixed media project.
Can anyone see what I used for the base of my project?
It's an carton egg tray.

I first edited it with black gesso and then stamped it flat. 
Then I edited it with different colors of wax from Finnabair.

All chipboard that I used from Dusty Attic I also waxed.

I used the following Dusty Attic Products:

XXX Judith

Monday, 3 October 2022

Infinite Beauty - Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hi there, 

And here we are in October - what happened to September? I feel like I literally just blinked my eyes and September disappeared. 

Here is my layout for October:

I painted the honeycomb broken bits DA3318, leaves DA3333, butterfly DA3335, and the botanical buttons DA3316 with a light blue chalk paint and the foliage clusters DA3303 with a cream acrylic paint.
I have added layers of paper and the honeycomb broken bits behind the photo and adhered to the top centre of the page.

I have then added the foliage clusters on either side of the photo before layering up the flowers and the chippy leaves.

I have added leaves and the botanical buttons, and added the butterfly on top of the flower cluster.
I then created the title with two of the leaves and flowers at the bottom of the page. I have finished off adding pearls and some silver thread.
These are the products I have used:

Thanks for visiting the blog.