A Dog’s Life Layout – Dusty Attic

Wow can you believe it is December?!!! I have no idea where this year has gone…. Today I am on the Dusty Attic blog with my December Mood Board Challenge. Many of you know I find it hard to create with purple tones so I decided to go with the blue and brown tones for this challenge and since it is summer here in Australia, what better way to celebrate that than with a beach layout.

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Here is my layout – for my background I used 49 and Market patterned paper from their Captured Adventures range and DA’s Map Stencil with modeling paste. I added a wood grain stamp and used Distress Oxide Inks to create a watercolour effect.

A Dog's Life by Farrel Tailor

I painted all my chipboard with white gesso and used Distress Oxide inks for the Driftwood, title, starfish, ships wheel and Fish Net Panel chipboard.

A Dog's Life Mixed Media layout by Farrel Tailor

I used Sepia Archival ink on the mini compass and Wordpl@y #7 chipboard. I dry brushed some white gesso on the corrugated cardstock.

Beach Layout by Farrel Tailor

For extra texture I added some art stones, cheese cloth and some netting.

Dusty Attic Products

World Map Stencil, Starfish #2, Wordpl@y #7, Ships Wheels, A Dog’s Life, Fish Net Panel, Driftwood #1, Diftwood #2, Anchors, Mini Compasses, Mini Tabs #4 Black,

Thanks for checking out my layout and where ever you may be, have a very Merry Christmas with all your loved ones xx

Farrel Tailor

Paradise Found Layout – Art Anthology

Hi there my creative lovelies!! Today I am sharing my newest project for Art Anthology.

At the end of the blog is my process video – feel free to check it out xx

  1. To begin with I applied a thin coat of clear gesso to my patterned paper. Why do I do this you may ask? It is to seal the paper so that I can add my mediums to the paper without it buckling. Once dry I then using AA’s stencil Keyhole and Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie.

2. After drying the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some clear crackle medium and dried again. I then sprayed the crackled area with water and using a paint brush I applied Siesta Key and Granny Smith Colorations Sprays.

3. I sprayed my flowers with water and then sprayed Colorations Spray – Sandcastle. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers.

4. I painted the flowers with Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent using a paint brush. I also painted my chipboard title with the same ink.

5. I then adhered all my pieces to the layout along with mini prillz and art stones. And finished the layout off with some stamping.

I used these products on my project:

Stencil – Keyhole

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key, Granny Smith, Sandcastle

Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel xx

 

In Nature Mixed Media Canvas

Hello there my lovelies!!!! Well I am sure most of you would have seen the latest 3Quarter Designs release over the weekend – Seasons Palette…… and all I can say is WOW!!! I thought for this collection I would create a mixed media canvas and I can see a lot of layouts being created with this collection too….. just stunning!

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I was planning on recording my process with this project but silly me forgot to charge my phone first and then I didn’t realise that the video had stopped recording…. oops. Anyway I shall give you a quick tutorial on my canvas – So I used a 5×7 inch canvas and covered it using the paper with Hydrangeas on it.

Nature Mixed Media Canvas by Farrel Tailor

I used a palette knife to scrape some black gesso around the edges. I painted the film strip chipboard from the collection, my resin frame and metal butterfly with black gesso. For the frame and butterfly I used Art Alchemy Waxes to add some colour.

Mixed Media Canvas Seasons Palette by Farrel Tailor

Using the same patterned paper, I tore 2 strips using the lighter part of the paper and inked with Distress Archival Inks and adhere to both sides of the film strip. I also cut the quote strip at the bottom of the paper and mounted them onto the “Pine” photo mats.

Seasons Palette canvas by Farrel Tailor

I used alcohol inks to add colour to my glass pebbles (gold mixative and Valencia) and inked my cheese cloth using Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks – Decadent. Then I added my flowers and art stones.

Thanks for dropping by and I will be back with another project soon

Farrel xx

 

Dreamer Mixed Media Tag – 3 Quarter Designs

Hello there my creative lovelies, today I am sharing a mixed media tag I created for 3 Quarter Designs using their new collection – Dreamers Flight. If you haven’t seen this collection yet then you are in for a treat as it is just gorgeous!!!!

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For my tag I did use a chipboard tag and adhered “Flight” patterned paper. I applied some crackle medium to the background and then used Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray – Patience over the top. I then stamped a script stamp randomly over the sprayed area with black archival ink.

Dreamer mixed media tag by Farrel Tailor

I the heart and word “Dreamer” are from the collections quotes and elements sheet. I applied some glossy accents to the word Dreamer. I used resin wings, key and stars and painted them with Art Alchemy Sparks paint and then highlighted with a wax.

Dreamer Tag by Farrel Tailor

I stamped the butterflies and coloured them using Distress Oxide Ink. To finish the tag I added an assortment of flowers, micro beads, art stones and sisal. I just love how this tag turned out.

Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to show you my next project real soon.

Farrel xx

One of a Kind Tag – Art Anthology

Hi there my crafty followers, today I am up on the Art Anthology Blog with this Mixed Media tag. There is a process video located at the end of the blog so please feel free to click on it to watch me in action xx.

I started my tag by using Stone Effects – Bone with Art Nuveau stencil. After drying with my heat tool, I then added white gesso and also applied some crackled paste.

Once dry and all my elements on the tag have been adhered and covered with white gesso, I then applied Colorations Color Spray – Siesta Key. Next I used Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache on the background and used a little bit of water to help the ink spread around the tag.

 

After the ink has dried, I then spray Colorations Color Spray Peacock Feathers to create some depth to the tag. To break up some of the blue on the tag, I then used Rust Texture Set on some of the elements on the tag.

 

After adhering my chipboard butterfly, I then added Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent. Then to finish off the tag, I added the gold paste from Rust Texture Set to highlight.

 

 AA products products used:

Stencil – Art Nuveau 

Colorations  – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Bone

Minx Shimmering Inks – Panache, Decadent

Texture Set – Rust

Thanks for dropping and by and I will be back real soon with my next project xx

farrel

 

Hanging Out Layout – Dusty Attic

Hey there everyone, today I am up on the Dusty Attic blog with a layout I created of my 3 boys playing video games. As a mumma to a 15yr old boy, I find it very difficult to capture any photos of my oldest and the only way I can get it is if he doesn’t know I’m taking photos sooooo I was in stealth mode when I captured this photo. And extra bonus…. all the boys are together.

Hanging out by Farrel Tailor

The background cardstock is from 7 Dots Studio – Paint Chips range and stamped randomly using Tim Holtz Reflections stamp set and black archival ink.

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint in Inky Pool to colour the stars and title chipboard. I inked the edges with black archival ink and then used watered down white and black gesso to splatter all over. I also used Lindy’s Magical Shakers to colour some white cardstock, I stamped randomly and then adhere to the back of the stars.

Dusty Attic Layout by Farrel Tailor

I painted the Broken Bits Number pieces with white gesso and then sanded the edges. I also painted the back of my light bulb with some gold paint. For the underground network large chipboard, I trimmed it down and painted with black gesso. I then used Liquid Pearls to create the look of a circuit board as the photo is all about gaming.

Hanging Out layout by Farrel Tailor

Dusty Attic Products

Underground Network Large (image coming soon), Broken Bits #1 Numbers, Get Framed – Stars and Word Pack #37

Thanks dropping in and happy creating xx

Farrel Tailor

 

Altered Skull Cup

Happy Hauntings Everyone!!! I am back with another Halloween themed project for Art Anthology and this time I decided to alter a plastic skull head cup I found at Kmart here in Australia.

  1. I started by painting my cup and Dusty Attic chipboard pieces with black gesso. I then used modeling paste and AA’s Cracked stencil to create the illusion of veins.

2. Once dry, I then applied Bone Stone Effects with my palette knife randomly all over the cup and dried with my heat tool.

3. I then adhered my chipboard pieces and painted again with black chipboard. Once it was dry, I then added Black Leather Jacket Sorbet Dimensional Paint all over and dried again.

4. Next I used Tango and Boysenberry Velvet Dimensional Paint to colour the chipboard spider and flourish.

5. I then used Nuvo Embellishment mousse to colour the all over the black gesso area.

6. To finish off the cup I then added Rust Texture Set  and some small plastic spiders.

Art Anthology products Used

Velvet – Tango and Boysenberry

Texture Effect – Rust Texture Set 

Stone Effects –  Bone

Sorbet – Black Leather Jacket

Stencil – Cracked

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