Tuesday, June 30, 2020

~~~ Note Books ~~~
June 2020 Dusty Attic Moodboard

Good day Blog Friends

There is still time left to participate in the June Moodboard challenge from Dusty Attic. 

I chose to beautify two small Notebooks. They are always handy and welcome as gifts.

Although the project itself is small, I added four different Dusty chipboard elements and several mediums to make it interesting and in line with the Moodboard colours.
I used a Texed image paper from Authentique Classique collection to cover the Notebooks. I used clear Gesso as a base. Then did some stenciling with  Fresh Orange Metallique Paint. 
I also used 13Arts Rainbow Color Orange and Yellow Amber and Amber Color Glow. 

On the Broken bits I had a very interesting technique happening once I used my Heatgun. As I painted it with Gesso before adding Lindy's Stampgang embossing powders - Hyacinth Blue Green,  the embossing formed cells as it heated. I really like the effect. Did a little experiment and found Cadence Primer and 13Arts white Gesso gave the best cells.
The Swirly vine was painted with a layer of Distressed Crackle paint and once dried painted with the Orange Acrylic Paint.
The Jigsaw pieces were inked with Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink, stamped and embossed with Vintage Beeswax Texture embossing powder.

These are the items from Dusty Attic's online store ...

Thank you for your visit and have a wonderful week.

The pages are still blank, 
but there is a miraculous feeling 
of the words being there,
 written in invisible ink 
and clamoring to become visible. 
~Vladimir Nabakov~

~~~ Tags And Cards for Dusty Attic June 2020 Blogpost ~~~

Hi and Hello to all ...
Today I am back celebrating finally moving back into my craftroom again!  I can honestly say that I have so much more respect to everyone working form a small  kitchen table or corner in a room. Having a designated craft area is really such a privilege and I am planning on making the most of it for sure...
I have two Tags and two Cards using gorgeous Dusty Attic pieces to show today. Let's start with the Tags.

I used two giant Tags from Prima. On the background I painted with Raven Black Sparks Acrylic Paint which gave the lovely Silver / Black shimmer. The Broken Bits pieces I covered with Grey Rust effect Paste and a random touch of Antique Gold Mica mist from Nuvo. 
For the Toadstool Border I mixed some vivid Orange paint from 13Arts with a tiny bit of Brown Sugar paint and used it on the top of the Toadstool. For the bottom part I used Green Grey Rust Effect Paste as well as some Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder. On the Wood slices I used Brown Rust Paste.
 The Seagrass, Wildgrass and Swirl Vine were painted with Brown Sugar Paint from 13Arts and Mission Bells Brown Spray from Lindy's Stampgang.
For decoration I added I'm A-Maized and A Penny Saved Prills.

For the Cards I layered several pieces of Cardstock. I created a background with white Crackle Paste colored with the new 13Arts Color Glows Fire Opal and Golden Calcite.
Whilst sorting and re-organizing my Dusty Attic chipboards I came across these Rose images...I am loving the simplicity of the Designs, so delicate as well.
I used Rose in Bloom and a Rose Stem. They were gesso'd  and painted with Green Goblin and Stormy Ocean Sparks Paint from Finnabair. I cut the Delicate Frame #2 in half and embossed it with Shabby Green embossing powder from Stampendous. The pieces of Mini Foliage are Gesso'd and got a gentle rub of Aged Brass Metallique Wax.
Some Laces and a Shaker box filled with Glitter and Sequences finises the Cards.

All of these Chipboards  are available from the Dusty On-line Shop.


Thank you, till next time.

Two kinds of gratitude,
 The sudden kind we feel for what we take,
 the larger kind we feel for what we give.
 ~Edwin Arlington Robinson~

Friday, April 17, 2020

~~~ The Perfect sunset ~~~
April 202 Dusty Attic Personal Blogpost

With the entire world gone crazy and most being in total lock-down I have created a calming and serene page for Dusty Attic. 
I used papers from AB Studio Paradise Lost: Paradise Lost and Road to Paradise and Gently from Take me There.
The photo is one that I took end of last year at Langebaan. 

I distressed the papers quite heavily, added texture with Cosmic Shimmer Strata Paste and some Lava Paste. 

After Gesso'ing, I painted the Iron Garnish with Orange paint and some Crimson Velvet spray from Nuvo.  The wings and Port Holes I painted with Turquoise Blue and Dark Patina and Orange paints.  I added some Distress Crackle to the wings as well.

The Sea-stars were treated with Blue Green Rust effect paste and orange paint and layerd with a Sign post and some natural elements.

The black Title got a little of the Rust Paste on the edges.

You will notice that Dusty's website has a brand-new Look!!! We have everything placed together now for your convenience.  The on-line shop, Blog and much more is now easy to reach from only one page!

Wishing you all well and Please look after yourself, your Loved ones and stay safe!!!

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
 One must believe in it. 
And it isn't enough to believe in it. 
One must work at it. 
~~Eleanor Roosevelt~~
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