Saturday, 23 November 2019

Dusty Attic November Inspiration - Breathtaking

Hey Hey Attic Lovers!
Welcome back!!

I have a new Layout this month. I have had this image for a while and I really wanted to find something to capture the wonder. Well,  thanks to some Chipboard designed by the lovely Jennifer at Dusty Attic I could finally do it justice.

I was really naughty this month and I was so caught up in the project...
 I forgot to take progress shots. I will make it up to you.. Promise!

I used every product under the sun playing with my Chip board and stencil. Each one has been decorated differently. 
I find that it creates a lot of interest and keeps drawing my eye back to look for more. Shows how versatile chip board really is. 

To start I used my Damask stencil to lift the background with some shimmery paste. While that was drying, I used my chalk paints for Breathtaking and my Monarch Butterfly applying them with a sponge. On the butterfly I added layer upon layer to create a fade and then dazzled them with a little wax.

For my Tea Leaves I used the chalk paint as a base and used my (sadly discontinued) Dusty Crackle Glaze to finish them off. I did this in another project called Brotherly Love and fell in love with the effect. You can check it out by following the link.

I used gilding flakes on the Medallions in a gorgeous Verdi Gris.
The beautiful Paisley Flourishes (So Boho) were done in a metallic paint. I was sure to not apply it smoothly as I really wanted some texture in there so I could highlight them with my Waxes.. (Again)

I finished it off with some Flowers in Bloom, Sisal and some of my (newest) favourite boho mandala stamps.

Products Used

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Friday, 15 November 2019

Dusty Attic November Moodboard inspiration - Art Journal

WOW.. November already! 
Welcome back for our new challenge.
This project is a little reminiscent of the fury of spring we have been experiencing - not the delicate and soft warm up to summer on our mood board inspiration. 

I was inspired after Tracy Scotts' visit to Australia last month (weren't we all...) and wanted to try something different this time around. Who said we cant put pics in our Journals... Not me!! 

What do you think?

I used pinks, oranges and yellows out of the Paper Artsy range and brayered the background. I added some layers of gold in between to give it a bit of life. After all those bridesmaids there are absolute treasures..  

I played around with the stamps and used the paint in three shades on my chipboard creating an ombre effect. I love the quick drying nature of these paints, I can work without a heat tool. The chalk finish of the paints colours & primes our Dusty Attic Chipboard in one go. Who doesn't love a shortcut!

Look at those mini's!!!
I love that we have a whole range of chipboard that can be used in smaller projects as accents. 

Chipboard used in this project.

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