Bare Feet & Salty Hair Mixed Media Layout

Happy Monday Everyone! Here in Australia we have been experiencing some amazing summer weather so I thought I would create a layout using one of my favourite photos of the 4 men (big and small) in our family.

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I tore a sheet of Corrugated Card and with a dry brush I light added some white gesso.

For the chipboard, I used Creative Layers #1 and Mini Captions #13. I covered the chipboard pieces with white gesso and then sprayed them using Prima Color Blooms sprays – Summer Sky & Soft Teal. I felt it needed another colour so I lightly spritzed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Steampunk Sepia and fell in love with how it turned out. I also added some Dylusions Black Marble spray for the words “Feet” & “Hair” just to highlight.

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For the background I used TCW662s Mini Tile Mania stencil with Clear Modeling Paste by The Crafters Workshop and Finnabair Stone Effect – Pumice. The sprays I used are Prima’s Color Bloom Summer Sky, Soft Teal and Dragonfly Blue. The colours were perfect on top of Blue fern Studios wanderlust – mountain view.

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To finish it off I added some stamping using Finnabair Rust & Dust stamp set and both Art Stones and Mini Art Stones as well as some splattering using LSG Steampunk Sepia and the Color Bloom sprays.

Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to see my work xx

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Altered Paint Brush

 

Hey there everyone, today I am sharing an altered paint brush using the Dusty Attic October Mood board as my inspiration.

I have wanted to created an altered paint brush for ages and have been itching to use the rust paste as well so I took the clock and the colours of the mood board and this is what I created.

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I used 3 fantastic Dusty Attic Chipboards

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French Flourish

Fleur de Lis

Other materials Used

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays – Steampunk Sepia, Steel Shimmer & Time Travel Teal, Prima Color Bloom Precious Stone Spray, Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Crackle, Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel, Metal embellishments, Prima Art Stones, Art Alchemy Metallique Wax – Aged Brass, Vintage Silk & Bronze Age, Finnabair Rust Paste, The Crafters Workshop White Gesso & Prima Junkyard Findings – Typo Bulbs 2.

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Thanks for dropping by and remember you still have time to enter in your October Challenge project!!

Farrel xx

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Explore Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my newest DT project for The Crafters Workshop. This month we have been lucky to be apart of a product swap with Altered Pages, if you haven’t heard of this awesome company before please check out their website. The link is at the end of the blog.

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explore mixed media canvasPlease feel free to check out my process video below.

 

Also check out the amazing digital images over at www.alteredpages.com

Materials Used – TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste, TCW454s Mini Specimen Stencil, 5×7″ canvas board, Distress Paints – Broken China & Spiced Marmalade, Distress Crayon- Gathered Twigs, Distress Stains – Peacock Feathers, Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke & Walnut Stain, Tim Holts Stickers, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Word Pack #3, Grafix Computer Transparent Plastic Sheets, Grafix Artist-tac sheets, Dylusions White Linen spray, Kaisercraft cogs, metal cogs and Stampendous All Seasonings Embossing Enamel.

The stamps I used I think are by Dylusions and My Minds Eye

Thanks for dropping by and until next time – stay crafty!!! xx

Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone!!!

Today I am sharing with you all a mixed media art journal cover I created using some amazing TCW products and Dusty Attic Chipboard pieces. My inspiration for this cover is from the Dusty Attic September Mood Board.

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To start the background I applied TCW 9001 White Gesso using a dry paint brush. Then to blend the edges a little bit, I used a baby wipe. Once the gesso was dry (which doesn’t take long as it’s only a light coverage) I then used TCW202s Mini Harlequin stencil along with TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste using a silicone brush.

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I then dried the modeling paste using my heat gun. Once that was dry I then used some 13arts Water based inks mixed with water in colours – Yellow, Scarlet and Bordeaux. Again used the heat gun to dry and then applied some stamping using black archival ink, Stampers Anonymous stamp and Darkroom Door texture stamp.

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Once I was happy with the background I then covered my small doily from Doily #5 with TCW9001 White Gesso and covered the small Fleur de Lis with TCW9015 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Black Licorice

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Next I lightly sprinkled some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers – Bavarian Blue and just lightly sprayed with water. I then coloured the cheesecloth with Colour Blast Shimmer Dust – Cobalt and Navy and some water. And now to assemble!!! As you can see I have cut the painted black doily chipboard in half, added the cheesecloth and some art stones. I adhered all my pieces using iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive

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Last of all I adhered the Fleur de Lis chipboard along with the black title from Wordpl@y #3 black chipboard in the center.
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Thank you for dropping by xx

 

Scrap The Girls Guest Designer for September Challenge

Today I am super excited to be sharing a layout that I created for Scrap The Girls (click here to see what the other amazing DT girls have created).

As you all know I have 3 boys so I don’t get to create using girly colours often so I was super chuffed when I was asked to be a guest designer for this month. Below is the sketch we had to get our inspiration from.

And this is what I created. I used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot and Twisted Citron for my background.

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The stamps I used are by Kaisercraft – Chicken Wire, Triangles, Boutique, Stitched Circles and Postmarks. I used Archival Ink – Watering Can to stamp the background.

The chipboard used is by Dusty Attic – Paris Post Mark, Postage Stamp and Word Pack #35.

Thanks for dropping by xx

Picture Perfect Moments

Wow can you believe it is now spring?!!! This year is just flying……being the first of the month it can only mean 1 thing – new challenge over on the Scrap The Boys Blog and this month it’s all about Father’s Day.

Here is my take on the Challenge…

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Materials Used –

Thanks for dropping by and I can’t wait to see what you create this month xx

Dream Catcher Canvas – August Mood Board for Dusty Attic

Hello Again!! Today I am sharing with you a canvas board I created using the Dusty Attic August Mood Board which is on their blog as inspiration.

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It’s always a challenge for me to create something that isn’t boy related due to having 3 boys so I found this a challenge but loved every moment of it. I wanted to create a canvas focusing on the dream catcher image and the colour tones….and this is what I came up with.

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There are so many layers to this canvas..I just love it!! And I got to use some molds a very dear friend of mine made for me. I loved how the crackle varnish created more texture to the dream catcher.

Here are some close ups.

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Dusty Attic products used –

Clear Crackle Varnish

Chipboard – Circle Mesh Small, Wordpl@y #2 – Black, Indian Arrow #1 and Dream Catcher #1

Other products used –

Finnabair Opal Magic Violet-Gold paint, Glass Beads, White Gesso, Prima Flowers, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Oom Pah Pah Pink, 8×8 canvas board, Blue Fern Studios Chesterville – George paper

Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to create using the Dusty Attic Mood Board.

Farrel xx