Monday, 23 March 2020

Dusty Attic Inspiration - Sublime Beauty

Hello Crafters, I feel that we have more than an few people with lots of crafting time on their hands!!

I am one of them. My boss has the office skeleton staffed and I get to work from my Craftroom!! Ooh, the temptation...

Anyhoo, I picked up this paper a while back, Jazz Club by Ciao Bella and had been itching to play with it. I love the way I got the chipboard to be the star in this layout. I have a real passion for red heads and  I love the pop in this one.

In this one I lay out my feel for the page. In this way you can say I am a planner. Before I stick everything down I scrutinise the most minute placings. You will see that the final layout has variations on this one.

 I used clear modelling paste AND crackle medium through a stencil to create a subtle background.

I used a brayer to add some colour to the background. It really didn't need it but I love my paint so I did anyway. I also used a credit card to add some directional lines. I used a Lindy's Spray with some water and added some tint to the background. I figured it would help the orange pop if I kept the background fairly neutral.

I splattered another layer of the paint with the Blue/Black and also with some gold. 

Lindys Embossing Powder and a lil bit of Paper Artsy paints!!  Delish.

I used White Gesso and did a patchy coat creating lots of peaks in my paint.Once dry I smooshed an Oxide inkpad onto the craft mat and then dragged my chipboard through the Oxide trying to get an uneven coverage.

Look at that colour!! 

 Look at that texture. 
I used a tiny rub of Metallic Waxes to the layout to bring some sparkle back into it. 

I really hope you are all safe and well wherever you are and whatever your circumstances. 
Love and light to you.

Abela Artistry

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Chipboard Used
Perforated Mesh

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Dusty Attic Mood Board inspiration March - Cherish

 Hello Attic Lovers...
OMG... I had so much fun doing this. 
One guess why???
I thought I would turn the tables on this week and use a photo of a MAN!! Here is my Moodboard inspiration and just quietly... the DT have confirmed March is one of our favourites.

I covered all my chipboard using a variety of mediums. On my Twisted Iron Chipboard I used White Gesso to dry brush some highlights over navy chalk paint. Lindy's Embossing Powders on my Marrakesh and Corner Flourish. Metallic paint on my Juliette balcony & glossy accents on my Title and Seagulls. 

I used white gesso to run around the edges of my photo to distress it and placed it so it looked like my Romeo was hanging out of Juliette's balcony. (Wink Wink) Do you like my climbing vines too??

I used clear Gesso on the background, then using a brick stencil I used my Colour Paste and some Shimmer Dust to create a Verdi Gris effect. I was surprised at how well it turned out! 

While my paste was still wet i placed my Twisted Iron onthe page and secured it. I got some Moon Shadow mist I randomly sprayed and used some water to help spread the colour around to create drips and runs. 

I used Seagulls and Roman Numerals in my toppers this time along with Art stones, Micro beads & Paint splatters. I struggle not to splatter of late. 
To colour my seagulls I used white gesso painted roughly for texture and then sprayed Moon Shadow mist on the craft mat and placed them face down and rubbed them through the spray and dried. I repeated this process several times and then sealed the colour in with Glossy Accents.

 Can you see my Roman numerals under the butterfly wing? 
There are more if you look closer. I used some White gesso and wax for this one. 

Here are a couple of close ups if you want to peer deeper...

Thanks for looking!!
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Abela Artistry

Chipboard Used