Witching Hour – Mixed Media Art Journal

Hey Hey!!! I’m not sure about you guys but thank goodness it’s almost the weekend!!! As you may be aware I recently taught at a scrapbooking Retreat in NSW and the theme was Halloween. So I thought why not create a Halloween theme art journal page for my TCW DT project. I also have a process video so please be sure to check it out. I have to apologise for the quality of the video…. the crafting room was a little dark.

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

To begin I started by blending Distress Oxides in Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet.

Next I used TCW381s Mini Quatrefoil stencil and using a baby wipe, I used the ghosting technique. This technique lifts the top colour off giving a ghost like effect. I also added some flicks of water and pat dried it with a towel.

Then I used a permanent black gel pen to outline parts of TCW790s Micro Bricks.

Next I stenciled TCW723s Scary Web with Distress Oxide ink Black Soot.

I felt like the page needed something else so I went back and used Distress Oxide ink Ground Espresso over TCW790s Micro Bricks.

I used my alcohol markers to colour the stamped images I used. I used Dylusions Two Heads is Better Thank One set and Visible Image stamp set Glimmer of Light. Once I cut them out I used TCW9011 Gel Medium Matte to adhere them to the pages. I also mixed a small amount of TCW9001 White Gesso with some water and splattered onto my pages.

Farrel xx

 

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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

Fabric Glue

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.

Helmar 450

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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