Saturday, May 20, 2023

It's All About Me - Dusty Attic Design Team

 Good morning 

Today I've gone steampunk again. I've had this round wooden serving tray in my stash for a little while to do something with, and this month was the month. I have also taken my inspiration from this month's mood board challenge.

I started by adding some white crackle paste to the base (which is now the top) and around the sides. I helped it crackle by heating it a little. I then used a combination of Lindys Magicals and Distress Stains to get the colouring I wanted. I wasn't aiming for a tree stump look, but I think that's kind of what I ended up with. Happy accident.

I had this beautiful paper collection from Studio 73 which I cut some elements from and added them to the now top of the tray using a combination of levels of foam tape and clear drying glue. I also added some tulle ruffles to the skirt for extra dimension and softeness.

I also added some 49 and Market Flowers just to soften it a little.

The chipboard title "It's All About Me" - DA33419 - - was simply inked with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink and then stuck down.

The remaining chipboard pieces were inked with a combination of rusty orange colour distress oxided inks and speckled egg distress oxide ink.. They were then tucked in amongst the layers of the papers and flowers

I finished off my project by adding some glossy accents to the title and to the dress and cat.


Thursday, May 4, 2023

A Colouring Card - Dusty Attic Design Team

 Good morning

Today I've just done 1 card, but there was many hours in this card. As with a lot of my brighter more artsy projects, it has been inspired by techniques that I learnt from the lovely Tracy Scott

I started with some white cardstock and my Dusty Attic Stencil DA1318 Warped Flower Stencil. I laied the stencil on my card front then traced it with a lead pencil

I then used my Prismacolor Pencils to colour in each segment that I had traced. Each segment has 4 different shades of pencil that was layered 3 times each.

I then used a black gel pen to colour in all the white area that was left. You could also use a fine paintbrush and black paint to do this. I also added some white gel pen accents to each coloured in section.

I get asked a lot about white gel pens. My favourite is the Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

The flourish chipboard is DA3327 Botanic Accents. I simply used a gold paint pen to colour it in

The title is from the pack DA1291 Mini Captions #2, and I used a hot pink chalk pen to colour it in

All of the chipboard and stencil used on this card can be found on the Dusty Attic website,

Well that's it for me again this time. I hope I've inspired you to look at your stencils in a different way.


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