Wild & Free – Mixed Media Picture Frame

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Dusty Attic Products Used

Clockworks Small

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Cyclone Wire

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Industrial Stars

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Roman Numerals

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Scribble Frame Set Small

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Mini Cogs #2

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Word Play #3

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

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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And here is my take on the mood board

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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

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Decorative 6×4 Frame Set

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Iron Garnish #2

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Mini Tabs #5 Black

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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!!!

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Dream Imagine Create Art Journal Page

Hello my crafty followers!!! I hope you are well. Today I am sharing an art journal page I created using some products by The Crafter’s Workshop and Dylusions Sprays.

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I started by applying TCW9002 Black Gesso to my 2 pages of my art journal. I am using the 8×8 Dylusions art journal for this project.

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Once I dried the black gesso using my heat tool, I then applied TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to my TCW727 Flower Dance stencil. I started off with the larger flowers and then used the smaller ones.

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After drying with my heat gun again (I heated until the paste formed some bubbles), I applied my sprays. Working light to dark I used the following sprays in order – Colour Blast Australia – Saffron Colour Spray, Dylusions Sprays – Peony Blush, Rose Quartz, Cherry Pie, Calypso Teal, Laidback Lilac, Periwinkle Blue and After Midnight.

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It doesn’t take long for the sprays to dry and once they have I then used TCW527 Word Association stencil with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste.

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Then to finish it off I used the following sprays on my title – Dylusions Calypso Teal, Laidback Lilac, Periwinkle Blue, Rose Quartz, Peony Blush and Vanilla Custard.

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Below is my video – I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by xx

So Much Goodness Mixed Media Layout

Hi there my fellow crafty lovelies!!! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and start to the new year. Today I am sharing with you all my latest layout using some absolutely stunning chipboard by Dusty Attic.

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I started by applying a light coat of white gesso to my chipboard – Branch #3, Doily #10Decorative Frame #2 and Mini Caption #10 . I then used Prima Color Bloom Sprays in Peony, Storm Cloud and Summer Sky. For the Branches I used Dylusions Mushy Peas spray.

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 For the background I have used Maja Designs Sofiero – Strolling down the rose path pp. I have to admit this is the first time I have used their papers and I have fallen in love!!! I started by distressing all the around the edges and inking around the edges with Watering Can Archival Ink. Then I added some stenciling using TCW261s Mini Art Is and Light and Fluffly Modeling paste. I tore the corrugated card into a strip and dried brush with white gesso. Once it was dry I then sprayed Color Bloom Peony and Storm Cloud sprays using a small amount of water help blend the colours.

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I then used a strong glue to adhere my chipboard, 49 and Market flowers and photo mount. I then used a dry brush to add some white gesso to my flowers along with some Prima Color Bloom Summer Sky spray.

To finish off the layout I mixed some gel medium with some green prills and crystal ice cubes and applied around my flowers.

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Thanks for dropping and I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial xx

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My Sunshine – January STB Challenge

Hello Everyone and welcome to 2018!!! Today I am sharing my last DT post for Scrap The Boys Challenge. Thank you Amy and Rachel for having me on the design team over the last 12 months… I has been awesome working with you both and the other girls on the team and I would like to wish the new team all the best!

So the challenge this month is all about flowers!! Yep that’s right flowers!! And I created this layout a few months ago for a class I taught. Image may contain: flower and text

So here it is….

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Materials Used: Watering Can Archival Ink, Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays – Sunshine, Leather, Singin the Blues, Envy and Deep Water, Gel Medium, White Gesso, Colour Blast Lagoon Spray, Colour Blast Olive Grove Mica Powder, Prima Chalk Teal ink pad, Colour Blast Paste Apple of my Eye, 2 Crafty Chipboard, Prima Flowers, Mini Art Stones, cheese cloth, Prima French Riviera pp, Kaisercraft Stone cardstock, Funky Flairs Studio flairs, mini circle stencil.

Thanks for dropping by and for all you support these past 12 months while I have been on this amazing design team. I can’t wait to see what the new team creates!!

xoxox