Thursday, March 8, 2018

~~~Now is the Time~~~
March 2018 Dusty Attic DT Project

Time again for my March DT project for Dusty Attic....
I took an ordinary Black Hardcover Notebook that I use to write my notes in, and made it gorgeous with several Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces.

I covered it with a nice, thick layer of heavy Gesso. Made some patterns in it and and added pieces of the Large Geometric 12x12 panel. After adding some white crackle paste over and around the chipboard pieces and letting it air-dry, I painted it with some Cashmere Paint mixed with Lindy's Stampgang 'Glory Of The Seas Gold' Starburst Spray. Also painted with watered down Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink. I added a good spray of Lindy's Tawny Turquoise Moon Shadow Mist in the Geometric shapes leaving it to pool and add glorious shimmer to the project.

On the raw Vintage Clock #1 I sprayed Lindy's Bayou Boogie Gold and Shabby Turbine Teal Sprays. I used Prima Rust Pastes on the Gem Drop Border and the Decorative Keyhole and covered them with a thick layer of Clear Crackle Varnish...

Some Little Birdie flowers, a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and a few rusted washers complete the transformation of a dull black cover to a yummylisious Mixed Media item!

If you would like to try your hand at something similar, here in the Dusty Attic Shop is where you can find the Dusty Attic products I have used....  


Thank you for your visit...

"Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, 
 oftentimes brother and sister, 
and occasionally mortal enemies.
 ~Terri Guillemets~

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

~Create Art~
Dusty Attic DT February 2018

Hello to all my blog friends.
Beginning of a new month means that it's my turn again on the Dusty Attic blog post. Once again I have used my favourite chipboards to decorate a Journal Cover. I have quite a few of these Journals and use different ones for different types of Art. For this one I mixed a little rusty industrial with a little bit of Shabbiness. I am loving the look I achieved of using Lindy's Stampgang Embossing Powder on the Rust effected chipboards.
The paper and flowers are from 49&Market, the Scents of Nature collection.

All the pieces where gesso'd. I then added different colours of Prima Rust Pastes. I used Brown and Red paste, and mixed a little blue acrylic paint with Mint Green Patina Paste which gave me the Bluish Purple colour.  I also embossed with the following embossing powders, Cosmic Pink Blue and Raspberry Lemonade. The trellis parts of the Industrial Scroll was painted with Iris Potion Sparks Paint from Prima.
On the white flowers from 49&Market I rubbed some waxes, Royal Robes Opal Magic and Bronze Age Metallique Wax.

The title was embossed with Cosmic Pink Blue and Lapis Lazuli Blue Gold embossing powders. I also sprinkled some of the Blue Gold on the corrugated board...The little Butterfly was embossed with both the Cosmic Pink Blue and the Raspberry Lemonade.

Please visit the Dusty Attic store where you will find all the products I used and many more....

Leaving you for now with the following Quote....Thank you for your visit, it is much appreciated....

 is allowing yourself
 to make mistakes. 
 is knowing 
which ones to keep. 
~Scott Adams~

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Art Anyone?

Good Day on this Sunday evening...

This year my intentions are to really start using all of the different medias that I have accumulated over time. Some I love using, others not that much and some I am very stingy with because I do not have a lot and it is not available in South Africa!!! One such is 13 Arts....I was very fortunate to have been a Guest Designer for Aida in 2014 and also won two giveaways, therefor I have a few of her mists and papers.
Let me tell you, her papers are of very high standard and the mists are vibrant and colourfast. Even after not using them for awhile, I had no problem with the colours at all.

Here then is a journal spread using Papers from the Cosy Evening Range and Cut outs from Secret Letters.

The mists I used are Woodbine and Yellow Amber Chalk and Turquoise Light Pearl. I applied them to my page with my favourite scrunched plastic bag technique. I also mixed some Blue Acrylic paint with Magic Multipurpose Powder to make a paste that I used through a stencil. 
To add a touch of bling I added a little Silver Glitter Paint.

The Doily was a gift from a friend, it was pink, I painted it with 13 Arts primer which also stiffened it. The gauze was also coloured with the Yellow Amber. 13Arts also carries the Sticker sheets designed by Maremi's Small Art of which I used a few on here...

I thank you for your visit...Till next time,
Go Create!!!

 being different feels a lot like being alone. 
But with that being said, 
being true to that and being true to my standards
 and my way of doing things in my art and my music, 
everything that has made me feel very different... 
in the end, 
it has made me the happiest. 
~~~Lindsey Stirling~~~

~Create Crazy Art~
January 2018 Dusty Attic DT Project

And so another year has passed us by...Here we are at the threshold of 2018...What will this year hold in stock for us? Happiness, heartache...whatever it may be, my wish for all my Bloggy friends is that you will embrace what is thrown your way. I myself hope to be much more active with my Art and blog life...Hoping to flood my site with as many creations I can muster up during each month!!! 

As many know from Facebook, I have been invited to the Dusty Attic Design Team for another year!!! I always admire people who stay on one Team for years on end, and here I am such a person myself!!! I can not thank Jennifer Hedger and Jen Burns enough for entrusting me with the amazing Dusty Attic products for another year....Before I show my project for the month, I thought it would be interesting to show my new and past DT Badges to you, isn't the new one just too amazingly gorgeous?

For my first project I decorated the cover of a Journal...
I painted the edges with Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna Acrylic paints. Next I added some torn papers from 49 & Market, Charming and Pumpkin Patch from the Rusty Autumn Range. I then added crackle paste, after drying I misted with Moon Shadow Mists from Lindy's Stampgang, Tawny Turquoise and Treasure Island Turquoise. 

I used several Dusty Attic pieces on here. The largest is the Clockworks. I also used Nuts and Bolts and Industrial Globes. These were painted with Distress Paints, Antiqued Bronze, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio with little highlights with Black Soot. I aged them further with some random patches of Dusty Attic Rusting Powder. Also added a little sprinkling of Clear UTEE.

The Distressed Film Strip and Paintbrush were also painted with the Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint. The tip of the brushes got some Clear Gloss Varnish. The Hearts and centre of globe were coloured with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink. On the Hearts is some Clear Crackle Varnish. To decorate the front, I added several Blooms and Fussy cut flowers from 49 & Market as well as some Prills.

The back of the Journal is also decorated. I am amazed at the gorgeous Industrial texture one can achieve on chipboard with some Paints and Rusting products...

If you would like to give some of my ideas a try, you will find the chipboards in the Dusty Attic shop...

Thank you for your visit...Wishing you well...

Fill your paper 
with the breathings 
of your heart. 
~William Wordsworth~
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