Monday, September 25, 2017

Dusty Attic - Moodboard Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping in today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic September Mood Board Challenge. The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the September Mood Board.

So bright and colourful!

This is my interpretation...

'Summer Days'

So I was inspired by the eye on the board and the colours. To create the centre cluster I used the Dusty Attic Peacock Feather set.

I wet the chipboard peacock feathers and slightly pulled apart to give more of a full lot of lashes. The title is from some of the new Dusty Wordpl@y titles. These are fantastic as they come in black and natural colouring.

I added multiple layers of cotton thread for added texture and finally finished with a sprinkling of Dusty Mini Butterflies.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0568 Peacock Feathers
DA1791 Wordpl@y #7 BLACK
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dusty Attic - Altered Lantern

Hi everyone!

Dropping in today sharing my little altered lantern. I purchased the small tealight lantern from Bunnings and then added quiet a few Dusty chippy pieces to alter it.

'Altered Lantern'

To colour the lantern I have used Finnabair Rust Paste and the newer Patina Paste set. I so love the texture and detail these pastes give, they blend together beautifully.

To create the main band of the lantern I used the Dusty Ivy Flourish over the top of  the Scroll Border #4. To enable the chippy to be able to bend around the lantern I soaked for a couple of seconds in water until it was slightly wet not thoroughly soaked, by doing this it will bend without breaking.

The front cluster has been made up from hearts cut from Medallions #1, Doodads #5, Industrial Stars, pieces cut from Lace Border #3 and Snowflakes.

The top piece for the lantern was created by cutting one of the lace pieces off of the Lace Border piece. I then attach and Industrial Star and title piece from the Cherish Yesterday word set.

Along with the chipboard I also added some metal pieces and metal buttons. To add extra interest I added a little bling to the chains and also added a very light dry brush Finnabair Vintage Silk wax.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1734 Medallions #1
DA1402 Doodads #5
DA1541 Industrial Stars
DA1460 Ivy Flourish
DA1566 Scroll Border #4
DA1503 Lace Border #4
DA1344 Lace Border #3
DA1299 Cherish Yesterday

Metal Button
Finnabair Rust Effect Paste
Finnabair Patina Effect Paste
Finnabair Vintage Silk Wax
Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso
Finnabair Heavy White Gesso


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Prima - Night Dragons

Hi Everyone!!

Sharing my little altered dragons today that I created for Prima. These little guys were purchased a little while ago when I went visiting the local junk shop..$2 bargain! When I purchased them I had the idea in mind and the Finnabair waxes and opal magic paints helped make them come to life.

'Night Dragons'

How adorable are these little guys? Super super cute!

I cut apart a Prima vine to add a little extra interest to each dragon before painting entirely with black gesso and then top coating with Finnabair waxes and Opal Magic paints.

For this little guy I added a Memory Hardware crown, I think it suits him :)

Materials List
961459 Heavy Gesso - Black
963958 Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
964283 Opal Magic Wax - Vintage Silk
964269 Opal Magic Wax - Blue Velvet
964276 Opal Magic Wax - Turquoise Satin
963675 Acrylic Paint - Opal Magic Blue - Gold
963637 Acrylic Paint - Opal Magic - Violet-Gold
555726 Pixie Vine - Sun Kiss
Memory Hardware - French Regalia Crowns 1