Fright Night Halloween Layout

Hello everyone!!! Today I am up on the Dusty Attic Blog another Halloween project but this time it’s a layout. I had so much fun creating this layout, it was nice do something a little spooky!!!

Fright Night Halloween layout

For the base cardstock I have used one of the sheets from 49 and Market Rusty Autumn Collection. This purple was perfect for what I wanted to do. I stamped the cracks stamp with black archival ink and added some Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Metallique Fresh Orange.

I added white gesso around the edges of the photo and my chipboard pieces – Web Flourish and the small web from Spiders and Web set and adhered them to the layout.

Dusty Attic Fright Night layout

I applied black gesso to the smaller skeleton from the Skeletons pack and then lightly rubbed some Art Alchemy wax in the Brushed Iron. I also used this wax on the Web Flourish.

For the Page Pebbles #14 and Wordpl@y #6 I lightly painted the Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Metallique Fresh Orange and then covered the chipboard with black archival ink making sure I used a swiping motion so that the ink didn’t go into the grooves of the chipboard.

Spider close up Halloween layout

For my Redback Spider  I used the smaller spider from the Spiders set. I painted it with black gesso and used a red acrylic paint for the red line.  I also did the same for the smaller spider up on the top left hand corner using Spiders and Web set.

Dusty Attic Fright Night skeleton

For the chain I painted with black gesso and then applied Art Alchemy Waxes in Rich Copper, Bronze Age and Aged Brass. To finish off the layout I also added some stamping around the edges of the patterned paper using Kaisercraft Film Edges clear stamp set.

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Wordpl@y #6

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Spiders and Web set

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Page Pebbles #14

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Web Flourish

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Skeletons

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I hope you enjoyed my super spooky Halloween layout and that it inspired you to create with your Dusty Attic Halloween Chippy!!!

Thanks for dropping by xoxox

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Halloween Altered Frame – Dusty Attic

Hello there lovelies, today I am sharing with you all another altered frame. I am having so much fun with these frames that I decided to create a Halloween themed frame and even better that the colours are similar to the Dusty Attic mood board.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Altered Halloween Frame

For the frame I used Micro Bricks 6×6 stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop with texture paste and then painted the frame using black gesso. Once it was dry I used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and Prima Art Alchemy Waxed to highlight the bricks. I stamped onto the glass with a Tim Holtz stamp and stazon ink, then used Dylusions Spray Tangerine Dream.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Halloween Frame

For the haunted house I used black gesso, clear crackle varnish and a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray – Silent Night Silver. For the windows I painted some scrap pieces of chipboard using Prima Sparks paint in Dragons Eye.

The dead tree and crooked fence is a combination of Distress Inks in the brown tones. For all the other chipboard I used black gesso with a combination of Art Alchemy Waxes, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and Prima Sparks Paints.

Farrel Tailor Halloween Altered Frame Dusty Attic

I wanted to add some more texture to the frame so I bought some Autumn moss from my local Spotlight store and used strong liquid adhesive to adhere to the glass and then adhered all my chipboard pieces layer by layer.

Farrel Tailor Halloween Frame Dusty Attic

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Altered Halloween Frame

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Crooked Fence

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Dead Trees

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Haunted House

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Scaredy Cats 4pk

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Spiders and Web Set

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Tombstone Border

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Wordpl@y #6 Black

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Clear Crackle Varnish

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I hope I have inspired you to create a Halloween theme project using your awesome Dusty Attic products. Remember that there is a spooky 20% all Halloween products on the Dusty Attic Website so be sure to get your order in!!!

Farrel xx

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Altered Frame – Dusty Attic

Hey Hey my mixed media followers!!!

Today I am up on the Dusty Attic blog with this  mixed media altered frame. I created this frame to demo at the Dusty Attic Retreat last month and I had so much fun creating it.

I have had such an overwhelming response to the frame that I am teaching it here in Perth next month and also at another retreat in October in NSW so I won’t be able to giveaway too many details.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic altered frame

The frame I used is a shadow box photo frame and I used Dusty Attic Texture Paste along with Prima Rust Effect Paste and some Prima Sprays.

FTailor Dusty Attic Altered Frame close up

The centre of the frame I used some chipboard pieces, Jumbo Cogs, Monarch Butterflies, Mini Number Grid, embossing powder, Dusty Attic Rusting Powder and some inks.

Farrel Tailor DA altered frame

I added some Dusty Attic Pearls, Tim Holtz Stickers and also added some stamping to the chipboard pieces.

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Monarch Butterflies

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 Dusty Attic Texture Paste

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Thanks for dropping by xx

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COFFEE – Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone, it’s my turn on the The Crafter’s Workshop blog today with another mixed media art journal page. Here in Australia winter has arrived and I thought I would create a layout that was inspired by “Coffee”- which I am sure most of you would agree is essential for a cold winters day.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

To start my pages I painted TCW9002 Black Gesso with a paint brush over both pages and dried with my heat tool.

Now to build my background…. I mixed TCW9023 Blue Jellybean and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and then used a brayer to apply to both my pages.

I mixed TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and using the brayer again applied to my pages.

Once I was finished with the colours I then mixed a small amount of water with TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and using a small paint brush, I splattered all over the pages.

I realized afterwards I may have gotten a little carried away with the paint so now I am using a baby wipe with TCW9002 Black Gesso and just dabbing around the edges.

Now for my stencil and I absolutely love this one! I used 6×6 TCW796 Fresh Coffee and stenciled “Fresh Brewed” for the top of my art journal page and “COFFEE” for the bottom of the page. I used a make up sponge and  TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Next I stamped my coffee images using Tim Holtz stamp set Fresh Brewed Blueprint onto some white card and then used Distress Crayons to colour them.

I used one of the stars from  TCW796 Fresh Coffee and my Distress Crayon to add to my ice coffee image.

To finish the pages I adhere all my coffee images using a liquid adhesive. I also added some shading using Black Soot Distress Crayon around the coffee cups.

Thanks for dropping and I look forward in sharing my next project with you soon xx

 

A Little Broken – Art Journal Page for Helmar

Hi fellow crafters! Today I am up on the Helmar Creative blog with this art journal page.

FTailor Art Journal Page

To start off my page, I sprayed the following Dylusions Ink Sprays Polished Jade, London Blue and Calypso Teal. Then used a paper towel to mop off any access.

Dylusions Sprays

Next I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray Slate Grey onto my The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, TCW427s Mini Quartrefoil Revd.

TCW stencil

Once the sprays were dry, I then stamped randomly onto my page using Dyan Reavely’s Basically Square stamp and stencil set and black archival ink. I also used my Dylusions Acrylic Block around the edges and created the white dots with a white Uni Posca paint pen.

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The next step was to stamp some images onto some white cardstock. I used the following Dylusions stamp sets – Passage of Time, How About Never and Flight of Fancy. Then I used some alcohol markers I bought from my local Aldi store to colour in my images.

Dylusion Stamps and alcohol markers

After fussy cutting my stamped images I then used Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue to adhere all my pieces to the art journal page. This is my “go to” adhesive as I find it is strong and quick drying.

Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue

Then to finish off the page I sprayed a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray. Before receiving my design team kit, I had never actually heard of this spray but oh my gosh do I love it!!!! If you are like me and love using different mediums in your art journal pages, sometimes you will find that your mediums will make your pages stick together. I was previously using a wax but it wasn’t really doing anything and I found I kept tearing my pages apart. Please do yourself a favour and get this Fixative spray. It not only seals your page so you can add more mediums over the top without ruining your hard work underneath but it also stops the pages from sticking together…. it is just amazing!!!

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Here are some close ups of the finished page

A little broken Art Journal Page

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A little broken - F Tailor

FTailor Art Journal Page

Thank you for dropping in and I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal.

Farrel xx

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You Are Braver Than You Believe – The Crafter’s Workshop

Hi there everyone! I am back with another art journal page which I created for The Crafter’s Workshop.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

To start my page, I used a wet paint brush and applied the paint in the following order – Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal and London Blue.

Once the paint was dry, I then painted White Linen onto my Darkroom Door background stamp – Alphabet and stamped onto my page randomly.

Next I used a make up sponge and applied my Lemon Zest paint to TCW764s Number Scramble

To add more definition I used the stencil to create an outline of the numbers.

I added a grid stamp over the stenciled area and then used TCW9033 Marcasite Silver Modeling Paste and TCW739 Trendy Images for my focal point.

Next I used a palette knife to randomly apply Thermoweb Deco Foil Transfer Gel to my Deer Head.

While it was still tacky I then rubbed over the Deer Head with Thermoweb Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil – New Penny.

Next I drew around the deer head with a bronze Sharpie pen but felt it wasn’t bold enough, so I went around it again but with a black Uniposca paint pen.

To finish off the page, I stamped a quote from Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes stamp set onto white cardstock and adhered it to the layout.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial xx

Love Your Smile – Dusty Attic May Mood Board

Hello Everyone, I am back today to share with you all my take on this month’s Dusty Attic mood board challenge. For my inspiration I decided to focus on the gold, yellow and orange tones for my layout.

May Mood board

And this is what I created……. For the paper I decided to use 7 Dot’s Studio Cotton Candy range as the tones were perfect for the mood board.

FTailor May Moodboard

For the background I mixed 13arts Ayeeda Inks Yellow and Scarlet to create the orange. I also used Darkroom Door Texture Stamp Numbers with black archival ink.

I covered all my chipboard with white gesso and then painted over the Cog Cluster, Skeleton Clock Face small and Fancy Frames #2. I cut 2 sides from the Fancy Frames and adhered them to the photo along with a tab from Mini Tabs #6.

Dusty Attic Moodboard

I then covered the chippy with Prima Watercolor Confections Paints – Tropicals and inked around the edges using a black charcoal ink pad.

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For my corner cluster of chipboard I used half of the Skeleton Clock Face small and some cogs from the Cog Cluster. I then added my “memories” word from Wordpl@y #2.

To finish off the layout I used Mini Captions #11 (Love Your Smile). For this I painted white gesso, black gesso and Art Alchemy Paints – Metallique Ancient Coin. Then splattered all over the layout using the same paint.

FTailor May Moodboard

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to join us for this month’s mood board challenge xx

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Cog Cluster

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Mini Tabs #2 Black

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Wordpl@y #2 Black

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