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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