Happy New Year and welcome.
I am here with you today to share my very first Dusty Attic post for 2017. I am so very happy to be staying on with Dusty Attic for another year, so much more than you could know. For my first project this year I decided to do something a little masculine and to help me do this I have used this month's Dusty Attic January Moodboard. It is up and yet again it is spectacular. You can see for yourself below.
And as always I started sifting through photos to find my inspiration. When I stumbled across this one I just had to use it. This photo of my hubby is very special to me and even more so because he does not feature in my layouts so often, due to the fact that when the camera comes out he seems to disappear rather quickly!!
My moodboard project has been titled
I so enjoyed creating this. And believe it or not, not once did I reach for a flower.......who would have thought! I have used a huge amount of chipboards on this layout and they have been used mostly around the base of the photo. The main chipboards used to create the platform for the photo was the Seagrass (large and small). They were all dressed with Crackle Paste and left to dry and crack. I then covered them with some Inka Gold Iceblue and Platinum. The photos really don't show the true outcome of the gorgeous sheen it produced. It also highlighted the cracks produced by the crackle paste really really well.
I have also used the large anchor as you can see above. Again I used Crackle Paste to firstly dress the piece and then I rubbed it over with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and then I painted on some Tattered Angels GlitterGlam (Grand Tetons). I randomly dabbed over some Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish to highlight sections of the Anchor. You can also see above the Fishnet Panel which I ripped apart into several pieces. They were all primed with Gesso and coloured with Grand Tetons GlimmerGlam and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
And the same from another view. You can also see here the chippie word Escape.....love this font.....really gorgeous piece. I simply dressed it with Liquid Pearls.
So this is where I had my real fun. I used my Dusty Attic Rusting Powder which I would be so lost without when creating rustic projects. The Ships Wheel below and the flourish above were dressed in this. When I used the rusting powder I only sprinkled it over wet gesso randomly. I let it dry for a few minutes and then sprayed each piece with a little vinegar. I find you should not over wet the chipboard as the reaction time can take a lot longer. Once it started drying I used my finger to spread the powder and the colour a little. When it was totally dry I wiped over some liquid pearls to add a hint of darkness to it each piece. I then decided that this looked so cool that I went back and added rusting powder to the fishnet panel and the background page which I have never done before but the outcome, well I love how it turned out. If you have never tried the rusting powder you should give it a go!! I would be ever so lost without it!
You will also see that I added in some Prima Art Stones (Small and Large). They were coloured with the Glimmer Glam to make them shiny so they didn't get too lost in the background.
And from another view. Here you can see where I added in the rusting powder to the background page. It really helps the photo pop off the page a little more. And for good measure I teastained some muslin and added in ripped sections.
For your convenience I have added in a complete materials list below. For specific Dusty Attic products just click on the link below each photo and it will take you straight to the page.
Dusty Attic Flourish #7 DA0416 x 1
Dusty Attic Seagrass Large DA1103
Dusty Attic Seagrass Small DA1104 x 2
Dusty Attic Ships Wheel Medium DA1679
Dusty Attic Word Pack #10 "Escape" DA1266
Dusty Attic Anchors (Large) DA 0558
Dusty Attic Fish Net Panel DA0654
Dusty Attic Rusting Powder DA0995
Vinegar (Spray Bottle)
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage "Embark"
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage "Mermaid"
Liquid Pearls Onyx Pearl
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Ink Rusty Hinge
Distress Ink Weathered Wood
Prima Marketing Color Bloom Chrome Spray Mist
Art Basics Heavy Gesso
Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel Transparent
Art Extravagance Art Stones White Large #963705
Art Extravagance Art Stones White Small #963712
Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle
Liquitex Clear Gesso
Liquitex Black Gesso
Tattered Angels Glam Glitter Paint Grand Tetons
Well that is all from me today. I do hope I have inspired you in some small way today, to give this months Dusty Attic Moodboard a go. All you need do is create a project using some or all of the moodboard components and a little or a lot of Dusty Attic chipboard products and upload it to the right side of the blog......It's that easy!! You could win a Dusty Attic voucher for $100.00.
Thank you for taking the time to pop in and see my project today.
Until next time. xxx