Thursday, July 20, 2017

~~~BoHo Skull~~~
Dusty Attic July 2017 Moodboard

Me again Blogger friends, with a project for this months Moodboard from Dusty Attic....
One of the newer designs in the shop is this BoHo skull...I was not sure how to use it until this months moodboard. I was so inspired by the rich colours and thought that is the ideal way to use the skull.



I used a cheap photo frame, added some Art stones to the corners, painted it with black gesso. I then painted the frame with a mixture of Chipped Sapphire and Cracked Pistachio Distress paint and some blue acrylic paint. Also rubbed on some Art Alchemy Waxes.










All the chipboard pieces were painted with white gesso. I then added some crackle paint to the skull. Once dry I painted it with the following Distress Oxide Re-Inkers, Antique Linen, Iced Spruce and Walnut Stain. The leaves where painted with Lindy's Stampgang Sprays Maidenhair Fern Green and Pondorosa Pines Olive. The flowers were painted with several water colours and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I inked the Beaded Flourish #3 with Monarch Orange Archival Ink and Cocoa Bean Copper Lindy's Spray. Also added a few drops of Chestnut Liquid Pearls. It was then cut into pieces and added to the skull.

The Retro Frame was also inked with the Monarch Orange and Spray as well as with Cornflower Blue Archival Ink and Time Travel Teal Lindy's Spray.

I hope I could inspire you to get to the Dusty Attic shop where there are many more amazing design to choose from... 


Also remember there is still some time to get 20% OFF your Dusty Goodies - use the code dusty20 at checkout 












"Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, literary or spiritual pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may or may not be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds."


We are all a little bit hippy,
 a little bohemian.
 We take that from the culture we knew,
 from the '70s and the '80s. 
~Nicolas Maduro~

Sunday, July 9, 2017

~~~She Loves~~~
July 2017 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello dear Blogger Friends....

Today I am sharing a page using papers from the Frank Garcia "Love Clippings" range. I also used several of the newer released Dusty Attic chipboard designs. As you can see, I layered several of the papers and also did quite a bit of Hand Stitching.









I used Burnished Brass Moon Shadow Mist from Lindy's Stampgang and I'm A-Maized Prills on the page.





The title 'She Loves' was inked with Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Inks and topped with Crackle Accents.





The flowers are from 49& Market and Little Birdie.









I treated the Mystic Flourish with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Oxide Inks and Crackle Accents, cut it into separate pieces tucked into my flower cluster.





I gesso'd the Doily and inked it with Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain Oxides. It gave a lovely weathered look to the chipboard.


From the Dusty Attic store I used the following products...












Thank you for your visit...I leave you with these kind words....

'This is my simple religion. 
There is no need for temples;
 no need for complicated philosophy. 
Our own brain, 
our own heart is our temple; 
the philosophy is kindness.' 
~Dalai Lama~

Saturday, July 8, 2017

~~~The Fisherman~~~

I started playing with some Lindy's Stampgang mists earlier the week and did not really have any idea where I was going with it...then I watched Marta  Lapkowska's video on Silhoutte Painting for beginners and this is the result...Now I know my perspective and design is just all wrong and out of place, but hey...I had fun and actually love the out come!







I started of by using French Lilac Violet and Tea Pot Purple Starburst and Bonjour Butter Flat Fabio mists. I had previously made some Texture Paste Lace coloured with some Magicals, I used the leftover on this page which added the texture and the purple/yellow spots of colour. 



The sun was painted with a bit of light Texture Paste coloured with Summer Lovin' Sun Flat Magicals. I used yellow acrylic paint to highlight.





The 'water' was created with Frolic in the Forest Black and VaVaVaVoom Violet Starbursts...Here one can also see the textured effects.

Wishing you all a peaceful week-end...

You'll never find peace of mind
 until you listen to your heart.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

~Canvas~
June 2017 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello Dear Blogger friends...

I know...have not blogged and shared for ages!!! But today I am back with a very special project, a canvas created as my Dusty Attic monthly project. I used some of the new designs added to the Dusty Shop...I used the Doily # 9 and the Paint Brushes # 2



To get some awesome textures on the Burlap canvas, I used Pumice Stone Effect Pastes and Art stones from Prima.  Also used Rust and Patina Pastes... 







I wanted lots of dimension of my Chipboard, therefor my old and trusted technique of wetting and separating the layers was used again. After drying and Gesso'ing the wings, I used Metallique Waxes , Rose Gold and White Gold on them. I used several colours of Distress Oxide's to paint my Paint Brushes and the Doily. I used Broken China, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.







Using the pastes to get a weathered and used effect on the brushes...



The canvas and chipboard in the planning stages.  





Colouring and embossing on the Doily, also used the inside circle. The embossing is done with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel from Stampendous.

From the Dusty Attic shop I used...










Thank you for taking the time to visit....

Every artist
 dips his brush in his own soul,
 and paints
 his own nature into his pictures.
 ~Henry Ward Beecher~


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

~Selfie~
April 2017 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello Dear Blogland friends....

I got new glasses recently, and that sparked a bit of a Selfie frenzy for me....lol! Not one who loves having my photo taken and neither a Selfie guru means that from about 50 I have maybe 3 decent photos that might be used in future pages as well...

For my Design Team page for Dusty Attic in April, I teamed up with papers and flowers from 49 and Market again...








I used the Baubles Chipboards for this page as I thought they will add a little playfulness to this page. As you can see, on this page I did not use ANY paint, Mist or usual Mixed Media medium. Once I started distressing and layering the papers, I felt like keeping the emphasis on the elements. 





I coloured the Baubles with the latest Buzz in Inks, namely Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I simply swiped Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick onto the Chippies, wet them a little and Heat set. I repeated that a few times until I was Happy with the look. I embossed them with a clear embossing powder.









The Title from the Wordpack # 18 and the ATC Frame #3  were both inked with Cracked Pistachio Ink and clear embossed. I used a few Hearts from the Heart Attack Border #1 and embossed them with Rasberry Lemonade Embossing Powder from Lindy's Stampgang.

I used 49 and Market paper; Faded Bloom, Passage and Serenity from the Heirloom Botanicals Collection together with several flowers.

From the Dusty Attic store I used the following Chipboard pieces....
















Like the sky opens after a rainy day
 we must open to ourselves....
 Learn to love yourself 
for who you are 
and open so the world 
can see you shine.
 ~James Poland~

Thank you for your visit and take good care of yourselves....
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