Monday, June 18, 2018

~Timeless Moments~
2018 May - Dusty Attic DT Project

Hello to you my friends....
Today I share with you my DT page using several chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic... 

For this project I used the following papers from 49 and Market...Oasis from the Heirloom Botanicals range, and Orchard Feast from Rusty Autumn. The image is a Pinterest photo of an Altered Clock by Rae Moses

I used the String Of Hearts Frame and the Industrial Hearts as my main Chipboard elements. All my Dusty pieces were first primed with Gesso. The hearts were embossed with Aged Teal Embossing Powder from Stampendeous and Perissa Embossing Powder from WOW. I absolutly love the effects of these multi coloured powders on my chipboards, they give such an amazing effect seen on their best in close up photos!

To add too the industrial feel of the page I added a few of my rusted washers. I distress the background papers by splashing watered down Distress Oxide inks, Broken China and Shaded Lilac. I did a little stamping, a little clear UTEE and some hand stitching.

I absolutly love the effect of the Baked Texture Embossing powders from Seth Apter, but as I do not have them , I had to make due with what I have to create a similar texture and effect. I glued some script paper to the hearts (photo at the end), thereafter I painted it with some red watercolour paint. And then the fun part of layering clear UTEE and embossing powders. I started with the UTEE, then Golden Sand From Stampendeous, another layer of UTEE, Aged Black from Stampendeous and Perissa from WOW and a final layer of UTEE...Absolute fun and excitement to see the different powders react to heat...And of course Dusty is sturdy enough to handle all this treatment. PS...I fixed the crack in the heart by simply reheating the embossing powder, something that is easy to do with UTEE.

The leaves were simply rubbed with some Mystic Turquoise Antique Brilliance wax, giving it the Brownish, Earthy look with added Blue depending on the angle you look at it...magic!
The title just got a swipe of Watering Can Archival Ink with a wet-wipe, and a little darker on the edges.

On the frame I used Brown and Dusty Rust Pastes and Blue Patina Paste. The Perforated Mesh Border was inked with Hydrangea and Watering Can Archival Inks and  Perissa Embossing Powder.

The wings and the Industrial Globe were painted with red watercolour and Rambling Rose Pink spray from Lindy's. Also a little Perissa Embossing on the wings.

The Dusty Attic store is filled with these and many, many more amazing products!

Thank you for your visit...Hope you enjoyed this project of mine....

Watches are so named as a reminder,
if you don't watch carefully 
what you do with your time,
 it will slip away from you. 
~Terri Guillemets, "Tick tock," 1996~

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

~Love this Memory~
May 2018 Dusty Attic Moodboard

Winter in nearly all it's bleakness has hit the South African shores lately! I truly love Autumn and Winter, but also loved the fresh Summer colours of the past month's Dusty Attic Moodboard...I was inspired by the Yellow and Orange tones and the Bronze coloured Rhinestones on the shoes. I also took inspiration from the flower bouquets for my flower arrangement. 

The photo dates back to 1986 and features my eldest daughter and my Paternal Grandmother. I used papers from the Penelope Dee collection; Blooming Field, Cosmos. 

I treated the Fancy Frames by embossing them with Heat Foil from the Couture Creations GoPress and Foil, colours Chocolate Copper and Rose Gold.

Using the Sizzix Pansy Tiles embossing folder coloured with Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks, I created some accent paper pieces.

I altered the title by firstly adding a layer of white crackle paste to it. Then some of the Fossilezed Amber and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks. Lastly I heat embossed with a few grains of clear UTEE....

I used the Dusty Attic Scales Stencil and Crackle Paste on the background paper. The Spring Blooms #1 twigs where Heat Foiled with Champaigne Foil.

Prima and Little Birdy blooms and pieces of lace finish of this page.

In the Dusty Attic shop you will find all the products used and many more....

Thank you for visiting...Hope to see you all entering June's Moodboard challenge to stand a chance to win of two $50 vouchers to spend in the store....

are just antique little girls.
 ~Author Unknown

Sunday, May 20, 2018

~Paint Pan and Roller Canvas~
May 2018 Dusty Attic DT Project

Hi and Hello dear Blog friends...
My post for this months Dusty Attic DT project is quite a hefty one!!!
Seeing as the Altered Paintbrushes are doing the rounds again, I wanted to be a little different, I chose to take a small plastic Paint pan and Roller set and alter them on a Canvas...Such a fun and rewarding project!
There are some of the newest Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces on here, with Yummylisious  Paints and Rust Pastes from Finnabair. I know there are a lot of photos, but I just could not decide which to keep and which to discard! So please sit back and feast your eyes on all the goodness on this canvas....

My first step was to frame the canvas with pieces of the Dusty Attic Notepad Edge frame. I also used the Gradient Stencil and Texture paste to add dimension to the background. A first layer of Gesso was added, after drying I randomly added white Crackle Paste from Finnabair.

After placing all the other Chipboard pieces and embellishments, I covered it all with another layer of white Gesso. I then sprayed it all generously with Steel Shimmer Mist from Lindy's Stampgang.

Next I went in with several colours of Alcohol Inks, spraying and directing it with sprays of water...I will mention all the colours used at the end of the post for you....

Next came the different colours of Rust Pastes on the frame...I then coloured all the Dusty Chipboards with several Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints, going over and over until I was happy with the end result. Once again the Rust Pastes were used. And the final touch was a little rub on of Waxes.

Here then are the close ups showing all the textures and colours...Hope you enjoy!

Have you enjoyed my photos? If you would like to know which products I used...These are available from the Dusty Attic webside....  

Ranger Alcohol Inks
Caramel, Cloudy Blue, Mermaid

Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints/Sparks
Ginger Magic, Mermaid Sparks

Metallique Acrylic Paints
Ancient Coin, Light Patina, Steampunk Copper

Art Extra-Vagance Rust Pastes
Brown, Gold Rust, Green-Grey, Grey, Rusty, Red Rust.

Art Alchemy Waxes
Antique Brilliance: Mystic Turquoise
Metallique Wax: White Gold


The aim of art 
is to represent 
not the outward appearance of things, 
but their inward significance. 

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