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

 

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

 

Spooky Halloween Shadow Box

Hi there my lovelies!!! Today I am up on the Art Anthology blog with my first Halloween Project.

  1. I painted all my chipboard pieces and shadowbox with black gesso. I then applied Sandstone Stone Effects using a palette knife to the box and Gargoyles.

2.  I then used Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint to add highlights to the chipboard pieces.

3. Next I dry brushed onto the shadowbox using Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint.

4.  I painted my potion bottles using Sorbet Dimensional Paint in Black Leather Jacket…. I LOVE this colour.

5. The bottles needed some more texture as they got lost in the box so I added some Sandstone Stone Effects but I made sure I didn’t cover the pieces.

6. Next I painted some of the bottles with Kenyan Copper Sorbet Dimensional Paint

7. Finally before adhering everything together, I used Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray to colour the other potion bottles and used the left over spray on my desk to dry brush on the shadow box.

Let's Get Spooky shadow box by Farrel Tailor


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Art Anthology Products Used

Colorations – Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Sandstone

Velvet – Cotton

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper, Black Leather Jacket

Thank you for stopping by today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Altered Coffin for Dusty Attic

Happy Halloween Everyone!!! Today I am sharing my Altered Coffin for Dusty Attic. I’m not sure about you, but when I get an idea in my head I need to get it to paper asap otherwise it does my head in lol. So I got my amazing husband to cut for me from MDF board, I have wanted to do a project like this for a few years now and I am so happy with how it turned out.

Altered Coffin by Farrel Tailor

To start with I applied white gesso to the board and then added my stenciling using Stamperia crackle paste. I then added some stamping to the background using black archival ink.

Altered Coffin for Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor

I applied gesso to all my chipboard pieces and adhered them to the board. I used stone effect paste on the skull to give some texture.

Halloween Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor

I painted the whole board using Prima Liquid Acrylic paint and once dry I then applied Deco Art Antiquing Cream in Raw Umber. Then used a baby wipe to pull some of the colour back. I then used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Black Forest Black to highlight areas.

Halloween coffin by Farrel Tailor

To finish off the board I added some stamping to the Spider and bat

Halloween Dusty Attic by Farrel Tailor

Dusty Attic Products

Roman Numerals, Industrial Chains, Bats 8pk, Cogs Frame Set, Skull & Crossbone, Spiders #2, Spiders & Web Set, Tombstones

I hope you enjoyed my spooktacular coffin and Happy Halloween Everyone xx

Farrel Tailor

Dusty Attic October Mood Board Challenge – Altered Notebook

Hi there my creative lovelies, today I am sharing with you all my October Mood Board Challenge project for Dusty Attic. I loved doing this mood board and I used the colours as my inspiration.

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Here is my altered notebook – The notebook I used is from Kmart here in Australia and I primed both the front and back cover with black gesso. I used the Brick Wall Stencil along with some Prima Texture Powder and gesso to create my own texture paste.

Altered Notebook by Farrel Tailor

I trimmed a piece from Geometric Panel and adhered it to the center of my notebook. I then used an assortment of cogs from Mini Cogs #2, Cogs #1 and Cogs #3. For the corners I used the bolts from Nuts and Bolts set.

Altered Notebook Dusty Attic

I then adhered the Prima Melange Pebbles to the journal and painted everything in black gesso. Once it was all dry, I then used Finnabair’s Metal Effect Texture Paste to build up my colour and texture. Then to finish it off I used Dare To Dream stamp set by Finnabair for my dragonfly and the word “journal”. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink.

Dusty Attic Mood Board Altered Notebook

Dusty Attic Products

Brick Wall Stencil, Mini Cogs #2, Cogs #1, Cogs #3, Geometric Panel, Nuts and Bolts

Thanks for dropping in and we look forward to seeing everyone’s creations this month xx

Farrel Tailor

Happiness – Altered Reverse Canvas

Hi there my creative friends, today I am sharing my mood board challenge project for Dusty Attic. For this challenge, I decided to use the blue/grey tones as my inspiration along with the picture of flowers.

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products.Altered Reverse Frame by Farrel Tailor

I started with covering my whole canvas with white gesso, then mixed Prima Texture Powder with white gesso to create a texture paste. I used the Brick Wall Stencil all around the sides of the reversed canvas. Once the paste was dry I then painted over the top with Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint in Inky Pool. I then dry brushed Stamperia Home Deco Paint in Warm White over the bricks.

Dusty Attic Reverse Frame by Farrel Tailor

I added another stencil from my stash to the back of the canvas and used the blue texture paste from Prima Old Walls set. For the Ornate Circle Frames Small I painted with white gesso and used White Gold Art Alchemy Wax all over to give an aged effect.

I painted the Mystic Flourish with Stamperia’s Home Deco Chalk Paint in Smoke grey and adhered them so they overlapped behind the dragonfly. I added some blue glitter to the back of my art pebbles and then painted the tops with the smoke grey paint.

Happiness reverse canvas by Farrel Tailor

I used Dusty Attic’s Crackle Varnish for on the Industrial Dragonfly and painted it with Paperartsy Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint in Inky Pool. To finish off the canvas I added some art stones, Sisal and adhered the Happiness from Wordpl@y #2 Black.

Dusty Attic Products

Industrial Dragonfly, Ornate Circle Frames Small, Wordpl@y #2 Black, Brick Wall Stencil, Mystic Flourish

Thanks for dropping in and I can’t wait to share my next projects with you all real soon xx

Farrel Tailor