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

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

Joanne
xx

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 :)

Prima
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

Joanne
xx

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dusty Attic - Altered Light Bulb

Dropping in today to share my altered light bulb. I have wanted to try to create a hot air balloon from a light bulb for ages so this month I thought I am going to give it a go using Dusty chippy and it worked exactly as I hoped it would.

'LIVE'


To create the balloon I firstly removed the insides out of the light bulb. The outside of the light bulb was then covered with Chandelier #3. The chandelier was placed in water and then once it was quiet wet it was then placed over the light bulb and then molded to shape. Once the chandelier was dry it was then attached using soft gloss gel.


To add extra interest to the balloon I then trimmed the thin decoration pieces from the bottom of the Luxury Scroll, this was also wet to allow it to fold around the light bulb without breaking. It was attached over the top of the chandelier and then I attached some small cogs to hide the joins.Some larger cogs were added to the front as a centerpiece.


At the back of the light bulb to give an extra feature I added a bit of a tail and to create this I cut apart the Lace Border and used one part of it.


To create the title for my balloon I cut apart one of the Medallions to make a fancy heart and then attached the title.


The basket of the balloon was then attached to a large cog which was cut in half to attach to the bottom of the bulb.


For extra trimming to the balloon I added chains and gems for a little bit of bling.


Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0748 Chandelier #3
DA1353 Luxury Scroll
DA1503 Lace Border #4
DA1734 Medallions #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA1170 Live Beautifully

Other
961459 Heavy Gesso - Black
963958 Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
963972 Metallique Wax - Rose Gold
963996 Metallique Wax - Old Silver
Memory Hardware - French Regalia Crowns 1
Chain
Gems

Joanne
xx