Notebook November for Dusty Attic – Dream

Hi Everyone, with it being Notebook November this month at Dusty Attic & having so much fun creating my altered notebook last time, I thought I would give it another go.

Altered Notebook Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor

To begin with I stenciled the background using TCW781 Scrollwork stencil and TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste.

Dream Mixed Media Notebook by Farrel Tailor

I used Dream Catcher #2, Key to my Heart (smaller heart and key) and Mini ABC Set Upper for this notebook. I covered those pieces with white gesso. I applied Finnabair Paper Texture Paste to the Dream Catcher. Once I had adhered the dream catcher, I adhered the key and heart chipboard and 3 flowers.

Altered Notebook Dusty Attic - Farrel Tailor

Next I covered the all the chipboard and flowers with Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint in Raven Black. Then painted the notebook with black gesso and added art stones to the notebook.

Dream Notebook for Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor

I painted the Melange Art Pebbles and ABC set with Art Alchemy Opal Magic Acrylic Paint in Violet/Green. I also applied this paint to the background and a little on the chipboard and flowers. Then to finish off I applied Art Alchemy Opal Magic Acrylic Paint Rose/Gold to highlight.

Altered Notebook Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor

Dusty Attic Products Used

Dream Catcher #2

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Key To My Heart

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Mini ABC Set Upper

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Dusty In Bloom – Evening Blush

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I hope this has inspired you to give Notebook November a go xx

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Happy Notes – Altered Notebook for Dusty Attic

Hey Everyone! Over at Dusty Attic we are doing Notebook November so today I am sharing my notebook using the November mood board as inspiration.

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For my notebook, I used the purple tones for my inspiration…. this was way out of my comfort zone as I very rarely use purples but I have to say I really enjoyed creating this. So here is my notebook…… oh and I forgot to mention there is a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see how I created it.

Farrel Tailor Altered Notebook

I started off by painting my notebook and chippy pieces with black gesso. Then started to build all the layers and texture with stenciling, chipboard, Prima Melange Art Pebbles and art stones.

Farrel Tailor Notebook Dusty Attic

I used Prima Metallique Plum Preserves Acrylic Paint as a base coat and then used several Art Alchemy Waxes to add different tones. For the butterfly I used Prima Sparks Acrylic Paint in Butterfly Spells and Mermaid Sparkle. Then added some glitter glue for an added sparkle.

Farrel Tailor Happy Notes Dusty Attic

To finish off the notebook I added some micro beads in the copper but felt the colour was too strong so I toned them down with some black gesso. (I did this after I filmed)

Dusty Attic Products

Wordpl@y #3 Black

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Wire Dress Form

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Iron Accents #1

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Fancy Frame #3

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Delicate Frame #3

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Monarch Butterflies

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my project xx

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Play – Dusty Attic October Mood Board

Hey Hey Everyone!! Today I am showing you all my take on this month’s Dusty Attic mood board. I took my inspiration from the blue, green and brown tones and the fact of it being outdoors in nature.

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And this is what I came up with….

Play by Farrel Tailor

For the background I used Distress Oxides – Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans. The stamps I used were Darkroom Door – Numbers Border stamp and Kaisercraft Brick texture stamp.

Blueprint play

For the title I used Blueprint Play and Industrial Barbed Stars. I covered the stars with Prima Rust Effect Paste and used the 2 Distress Oxides and Prima Art Alchemy Waxes in Green Brocade and Lucky Emerald to add highlights. For the Play chipboard, I inked with black ink and then covered with Faded Jeans Distress Oxides.

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Industrial stars border and scrolls

I used the same products above for the second  Industrial Barbed Stars, Industrial Scrolls and Industrial Border #1. I did cut these pieces into sections to make it fit and make the layout look like it was full.

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rust effect paste

For the corrugated cardstock, I painted it first with silver acrylic paint and then applied the Prima Rust Effect Paste. I also covered some of the numbers from Roman Numerals in the rust effect paste.

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To finish the layout I splattered using the Rust Effect Paste and Distress Oxides.

Play by Farrel Tailor

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

Farrel xxx

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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.

Dusty Attic Products

Wordpl@y #6

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Spiders and Web set

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Page Pebbles #14

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Chains 4pk

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Spiders

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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 themed Headbands – Helmar

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing my last DT post for Helmar…. I can’t believe how fast the last 6 months have gone!!! So I decided to create some Halloween headbands and what perfect way to use a few of the Helmar products. And can I just say thank you to my 2 little models – the boys loved modeling for me!!!

Halloween pumpkin head band

Spider Halloween headband

So to begin I cut out 2 sizes of circles using my sizzix circle nesting dies in my Big Shots machine. Using the larger circle, I cut to the center of the circle.

Sizzix circle nesting dies and cardstock

Then I rolled the circle till it made a cone shape and adhered it to the smaller circle using Helmar Super Tac Glue. I love this adhesive, it dries clear and is super quick drying.

Super Tac Glue

For the ribbon and tulle I used Helmar Fabric Glue around the bottom of the cone

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I decided to add some stars to the hat (mental note – do this before you make the hat lol) So I used TCW2163 Twinkle stencil with TCW9041 Platinum Modeling Paste. Once dry, I then adhered my flowers, feathers and chipboard using Helmar 450 adhesive.

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To adhere the hat to the head band, I used a hot glue gun. And here are the finished projects.

Pumpkin halloween headband

Halloween pumpkin head band

Spider Halloween headband

Thanks for dropping by xx

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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

Dusty Attic Products

Bats 8pk

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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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Mixed Media Canvas – Time Flys

Hello All!!! Today I am sharing another mixed media project but this time for The Crafter’s Workshop. For today’s post I decided to create to a canvas using lots of layers.

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