Perfect Moments – Mixed Media Layout

Hello there my crafty followers!!! Today I have a layout I have created for The Crafter’s Workshop and Dusty Attic using some awesome new products.


Please excuse the quality of some of the photos as I was away on a crafty weekend and the lighting wasn’t the best.

TCW9001 Matte gel medium

To start off with my layout I lightly apply TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium to seal my page. I have used 7 Dots Studio range – Writer’s Block. I tend to do this with all my layouts as 9 times out 10 I have no idea where my layouts will take me and it is better to be prepared.

TCW9001 white gesso

Next I use my silicone brush to add strokes of TCW9001 White Gesso to the area that my photo will go. I have used short strokes rather than long ones – I think it gives more of a grunge look.

TCW9033 Marcasite Silver Modeling Paste

Once the gesso is dry I then use TCW790s Micro Bricks stencil and TCW9033 Marcasite Silver Modeling Paste. I have to say this is my new favourite modeling paste!!! It is just amazing – really creamy and the colour is stunning.

TCW790s Micro Bricks Stencil and white gesso

Next I tear up some Corrugated cardstock and using my finger, I lightly rub some TCW9001 White Gesso and adhere to my layout. I decided for this layout that I would use raw chipboard. Here I have used Industrial Globes and Mini Chains – 10pk.

TCW9027 Grecian Gold Modeling Paste

To finish off the background I used TCW9027 Grecian Gold Modeling Paste and watered it down so that I could splatter it. I also did the same using TCW9011 White Gesso.


Next I created my photo mount using more papers by 7 Dots Studio – Writer’s Block and also added the following chipboard Clockworks Small, Mini Tabs #4 and Industrial Corners.


Thanks for dropping by xx




Dusty Attic March 2018 Mood Board – A Captured Moment

Good Morning Dusty Attic Fans!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on the March Mood Board Challenge.

For my layout, I decided to use the pink and blue tones along with some flowers.

Farrel Tailor Layout

The papers I used some oldies by Prima – Printery Collection and Almanac Collection. To create a watercolour effect, I used the smooshing technique with Distress Oxides Broken China and Tattered Rose. I also added some text stamping to the background.


I covered all my chipboard using White Gesso. For the Mini Captions #11 title piece, I used Dylusions Vanilla Custard Spray and lightly dabbed onto the chipboard with a sponge.


Here I have used Marrakesh Trellis Small and have trimmed around the outside to remove the border and covered with white gesso. Once dry, I then sprayed some  Dylusions Spray Vanilla Custard and then lightly dabbed some Dylusions Paint Peony Blush using a sponge.


Next I used Iron Garnish #3  and again used the Dylusions paint Peony Blush with a small amount of white paint to tone it down a little and applied it with a sponge. I then cut the chipboard down the center to create a corner border.

Farrel Tailor Layout

To finish off the layout, I added some stitching stamps by Bo Bunny and some flowers by 49 and Market.

Dusty Attic Products


Iron Garnish #3


Marrakesh Trellis Small


Mini Captions #11

For you chance to win a $50 voucher, all you have to do is link your entry to the right hand side of the blog with your name and country. Remember the only “rule” is that there is Dusty Attic Chipboard on your entry.

Thanks for dropping by xx



Remember This – Mixed Media Layout

Hello to all my crafty friends!! Today I am sharing with you all my newest DT layout for The Crafter’s Workshop.

mixed media layout

Now to sit back and relax as I show you my process in creating this layout

I started by sealing my white cardstock with TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss, I am a huge fan of this medium as it adds such a nice finish on my layouts. To apply the gel medium, I used my silicone brush but you can use an old credit card or gift card.

Once the Gel Medium is dry, I then start on my background. I spray some Prima Color Bloom spray – Fairy Pond onto some cling wrap and then smoosh the spray around my layout. The gel medium stops the spray from being soaked up by the cardstock and this lets me manipulate the spray.

The next step I used TCW605 Elliptic stencil with Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a make up sponge. I only used the outside circle pattern on my layout.

I decided that the original colour I used for my background wasn’t as bright as what I have hoped for, so I sprayed some Dylusions spray – Calypso Teal onto my cling wrap. For this step I folded my cling wrap a few times and crumpled it so I got a better texture for the background.

To add more texture I used Colour Blast Australia Colour Paste – Sunshine and TCW773s Connected Dots stencil. Once I had stenciled the background, I then reversed the stencil and stamped using the paste that was left on the stencil.

The last stencil I used for my background is TCW767s Floral Radar. I love this stencil and applied Dylusions paint with a make sponge and only used the radar pattern.

Now to add my embellishments, I stamped some stars onto some white cardstock and used TCW9017 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Lemon Custard to paint my stars. I also used this paint on my chipboard title after I applied TCW9001 White Gesso, and used a sponge to apply both white gesso and paint to my Dusty Attic Chipboard.


To finish off the layout I added some stamping using Black Archival ink. Because Gel Medium was applied to the cardstock, you need to use either Stazon or Archival Ink as it is permanent and won’t smear or rub off once dry. I also added some more sprays to the top and bottom of the layout and applied the Lemon Custard paint using my finger in a dabbing motion.

mixed media layout

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using the amazing TCW stencils!!


Wild & Free – Mixed Media Picture Frame


Today I am sharing an altered picture frame I created as my design team project for both The Crafter’s Workshop and Dusty Attic. I bought the frame from Kmart a few months ago for about $4 and it has been sitting in draw waiting for a project until now!

I have created a process video if you would like to see how I created this but be prepared it is almost 30 min long!! I did try to cut it down as much as possible without you missing out on the process.


Here are some close ups of the picture frame and if you would like to the step by step process, you can click here which will take you to the TCW blog.




Products Used

The Crafter’s WorkshopTCW785s Ornate BordersTCW9040 White Pearl Modeling Paste, TCW783s Mermaid Dreams, TCW9001 White Gesso, TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Acrylic PaintTCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9024 Kale Smoothie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

Dusty Attic ProductsPearls, Wild & Free, Old Coins, Fish Net Panel and Foliage #10

Other Products – Kindy Glitz Crystalina, Stampendous Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel, Prima Art Stones, Distress Crayons – Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Tattered Rose, Art Alchemy Paints Sparks – Magical Pond and Butterfly Spells, Metallique – Pink Blush, Crocus Fields, Mermaid Tail and Emerald Green, Prima Copper Micro Beads, Prima 3D Gel Gloss, Prima Pumice Stone Effect Paste, Prima Patina Paste, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers (Bavarian Blue & Guten Tag Teal) and Embossing Powder (Guten Tag Teal)

Thanks for dropping and I will back soon with my next project


Discover Adventure – Dusty Attic February Mood Board

Hello everyone!!! Today I am sharing with you all my take on the amazing Dusty Attic February Mood board. I love these kinds of mood boards as they are perfect for those boy layouts.

So here is the mood board. Remember to go in the draw to win a $50 voucher make sure you head on over to the Dusty Attic blog to enter your creations.


And this is what I created – If you would like to see how I created this please feel free to watch my process video below.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Feb

All the chipboard I covered with black gesso and then used Prima Rust Effect paste on the mini cogs, scribble frame and cyclone wire chipboard.


I added some Prima Art Alchemy Waxes to the Clockworks Small, Roman Numerals and Industrial Stars.


For my title, I painted “Discover” & “Adventure” from the Word Play #3 set and then heat embossed using Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Bronze.


Dusty Attic Products Used

Clockworks Small


Cyclone Wire


Industrial Stars


Roman Numerals


Scribble Frame Set Small


Mini Cogs #2


Word Play #3


Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create using the February mood board xx


Boys will be Boyz Mixed Media Layout

Today I am sharing with you my newest creation for The Crafter’s Workshop. I love creating grungy masculine layouts and I actually got my inspiration from the More than Words Challenge.

So this is what I created – if you want to see the full tutorial please click here to go to The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

So the brief was to create something that is inspired by the word ” Birthday” and has to have at least 2 tags. This photo of Noah on this 13th birthday last month was perfect – spending time at his favourite place doing what he loves with is best friends.


Products I used

The Crafter’s Workshop Products TCW737 Love Sonnet, TCW248s Mini Cubist, TCW9001 White Gesso, TCW9011 Matte Clear Gel Medium, TCW9015 Black Licorice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, TCW9023 Blue Jellybean Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

Dusty Attic ProductsPage Pebbles #10, Mini Skull & Xbone, Pointer Hands, Boys will be Boyz

7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days papers and tags, 7 Dots Studio Word Stickers – Fortune Teller, Colour Blast Australia Pastes – Steel, Stormy Weather and Dusty Charcoal, VivaLasVegaStamps!, Black Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Oxide Inks – Faded Jeans and Black Soot, Prima Color Bloom Spray – Cobalt and  Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst – Midnight Rendezvous Raven.

Here are some close ups!!



Thanks for dropping by xx

You Matter To Me – Dusty Attic January 2018 Mood Board Challenge

Today I am sharing my take on this month’s mood board by Dusty Attic… and I just say how stunning is it?! Every girl loves a bit of glitz and glamour and this sure has both!


And here is my take on the mood board

main photo

For my background I used have used Prima Color Bloom Sprays – Gold Foil and Golden Walnut, along with some script stamping and heat embossing.

I covered all my chipboard with white gesso, I then glitter embossed the Decorative 6×4 chipboard frame and painted the title and leaves with Gold Gesso. I also painted my large fabric flower with Gold Gesso. The Dusty Attic Blooms I sprayed with Prima Gold Foil spray and added some gold Kindy Glitz.

Then to finish it off I added some splatters using watered down white gesso and Gold Foil and Golden Walnut spray.

Dusty Attic Products Used


Decorative 6×4 Frame Set


Foliage #8


Iron Garnish #2


You matter to me


Mini Tabs #5 Black


Dusty In Bloom Bridal Veil Flowers

For your chance to win one of two $50 Prize Vouchers from the Dusty Attic Website, all you have to do use the Mood Board as inspiration and make sure to add some Dusty Attic chipboard/products to your creation and link it up to the Dusty Attic blog … we can’t wait to see what you create – good luck!!!