Wednesday, December 20, 2023

My Favourite Colour Is Rainbow - Dusty Attic Design Team

 Good morning

I had so much fun creating these projects. I had paint everywhere!!

I started with the DA3621 Circular Picture Pie - Circular picture pie – Dusty Attic – Australian owned and operated Laser Cutting business as my design idea, both as a template and as a chipboard piece.

I have used it as a template only on a art journal page, and then as a template then a chipboard piece on a scrapbook page.

The base of both the journal page and the scrapbook page I have used 3 soft colours and a large paint brush to softly add to the page. I have then used 3 different stencils and the same colour paints to stencil over the top.

I have then used the Circular Picture Pie Chipboard as a template to trace around on both the journal page and scrapbook page to create a colour wheel base.

I have then chosen my paint colours and applied to create the colour wheel.

Over the top of both I have used a more pastel version of each colour and the DA3601 Paintbrush Stencil - Paintbrush Stencil – Dusty Attic – Australian owned and operated Laser Cutting business

To finish off the Art Journal Page I used a large black Posca Pen to write the title and highlighted with a white gel pen.

To finish of the scrapbook page I attached the Circular Picture Pie Chipboard using clear drying glue. I then used Posca pens to paint the "My Favourite Colour is Rainbow" title as well as the rainbow and clouds. These were all then attached using clear drying glue. 

Thank you


Monday, December 4, 2023

Good Times with Great Friends - Dusty Attic Design Team

 Good morning

Today I have done this fairly simply layout for you. I loved the pop from the papers, so I didn't want to add too much to take away from them.

A few months ago I spent a night in Sydney with a couple of good friends and we went and saw the musical Wicked. It was amazing!! We all have birthdays in the same month, so it has become a bit of a birthday tradition each year.

I started with these papers that were black and white with this pop of teal/green colour in them.

I then use the large (12"X12") circle stencil and some glitter texture paste to create a layer in the background. This reminded me of the metal circle cage that Glinda was in during the show.

I then layered different sheets of paper in different directions to give some depth.

The music notes I painted with black paint, then sprayed with some shimmer spray, then added some gold Posca Pen to the music notes.

The masks again I painted black and then sprayed with gold spray.

The title I very simply used a teal Posca pen, then a little bit of white gel pen on the edge of each of the capital letters.

I then finished off my page by adding the badge that they were handing out at the show.

Thank you


Monday, November 20, 2023

Whoville - Dusty Attic Design Team

 Good morning

Today I'm bringing you something a bit different, and something my lovely hubby helped me do. We had a day with lots of paints, Ryobi tools and hot glue gun.

We have turned this very cute 3D house that is new to the Dusty Attic website into a Whoville inspired house. DA3672 MDF House.

We started by doing a dry assembly (no glue used) to make sure that we knew what we were doing and were everything went. We added some little fairy lights to the inside to give the warm inside glow. Once happy we glued the core of the house down. 

While I started the painting process, my very very clever hubby used what would have been the scrap pieces to cut and carve out the snow for along the roof and window edges.

He also adapted the door a little so that it was more Whoville.

We have kept the colours very flat and cartoon like by using chalk based paints.

To add the glittery snow look we have used a Frosting Powder that I found in my stash which was applied by doing a base of pva based glue, applying the frosting powder then heating with a heat tool so that it bubbles and looks like snow.

We have also run some more little fairy lights around the outside edges for a bit more light and festive look.

I will also do a video on or around 1st December once it is set up with all of our other Christmas decorations and put into facebook group.

The MDF House can be found on the Dusty Attic website -

I hope that you have enjoyed looking at this as much as we did putting it together.

And thank you to Michael for all the help with this project - I definitely couldn't have done it without you this month.


Saturday, November 4, 2023

Vagabond Storage Box - Dusty Attic Design Team

 Good morning

Today I've done these storage boxes for you. Yep there is two, but I decided to attach and decorate as one piece. It is a great size to store your Dusty stencils on one side and some Dusty chipboard on the other. Or you could have feminine chipboard on one side and masculine on the other. It is also a great size to have on your desk, it's not too bulky to take up too much space, and it a great way to bring a pop of colour and art to your working area.

I started with the cute file style storage boxes that Jennifer created (these will be available on the website soon) and covered with the Sir Vagabond and Lady Vagabond papers. I decided to do a feminine side and a more masculine side.

I then used Winged Script Stencil (DA3593) with some heavy body gel and gold wax as a really soft texture.

I then added the title "Scrapbooking is cheaper than Therapy" (DA3593). This I painted with a very soft aqua chalk paint.

On the feminine side I used Gears #2 by Nuneka (DA2744). They were inked with a chocolate brown chalk paint and a few of them had some gold wax added to them.

On the masculine side I used a combination of Industrial Cluster #1 (DA3373) and Mini Cogs #3 (DA3364). Again they were painted with chocolate brown chalk paint and then some had some gold wax added to them. 

I really enjoyed doing this project, I hope you've enjoyed having a look at it.

Thank you. 


Friday, October 20, 2023

Amazing Moments - DT Project Dusty Attic

 Good morning

Today I've done a layout using this beautiful photo of my niece from her recent trip to America.

I started with this the beautiful papers and embellishments from 49 and Market.

I used a brand new stencil from Dusty Attic that will be available soon called Postcard Stencil It was used to soften the background a little while giving a little bit of texture.

I have then layered the ephemera and flowers as well as combing in the Lacey Trim Border from Dusty Attic. I've very simply painted the trim in white paint and sanded back the edges a little and then tucked them in amongst the layers.

The title, Amazing Moments, again I've kept it simple this month and painted in the lovely cerulean colour from Paperartsy, and then used my white gel pen to outline.

Thank you

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