Journey Shadow Box – Dusty Attic Mood Board Challenge

Hi there Everyone, today I am up on the Dusty Attic blog with my take on this month’s mood board challenge. Man how are amazing is this mood board? I love those earthy tones!

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So for my inspiration I used the colours of the mood board. I also used the picture as well…. when I see this photo I think of how gorgeous the sunset is and what would be magical during a sunset? A hot air balloon ride!!! So here is what I created with all that in mind.Journey Shadow Box By Farrel Tailor

Dusty Attic June Mood board by Farrel Tailor

Journey Shadow Box by Farrel Tailor for DA

Dusty Attic Products Used

Geometric Panel

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Industrial Balloons

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Word Pack #3

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**The Cogs I used are from the new release range will be up on the website very soon.***

Thanks for dropping by xx

Farrel Tailor

 

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Sail The Seas Mixed Media Tag for Dusty Attic

Hello there my fellow crafters!!! So some of you would have seen on my social media links that was I recently teaching on a crafting cruise, one of the lovely ladies on the cruise asked us to join in on a tag swap. The theme was sail the seas so I this is what I created.

Sail The Seas Tag for Dusty Attic

To begin I coated my tag with TCW9007 Clear gesso. Once dry, I then created my background using Distress Oxide Inks and sprays. Then stamped a wood grain stamp over the top, I used Tim Holtz Birch and Pine stamp set.

tag background

I applied a thin coat of TCW9001 white gesso on all my chipboard pieces. For the Port Hole chipboard, I used Distress Oxide Ink pads to create a rusty patina effect.

DA Port Hole

I also used the Distress Oxide Ink Pads to the Adventure tab and the mini fish skeleton chipboard.

DA skeleton Fish Mini

For the compass chipboard I lightly brushed the coffee and sepia archival ink and then painted TCW9028 Antique Gold Modeling Paste.

DA Camping icon

I trimmed the Fish Net panel down to the size I wanted and then heat embossed using Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. I then adhered it to the tag and wrapped some twine around the the tag.

DA Fish Net Panel

I used Graphic 45 By The Sea collection for the ship in the port hole and the backing of the tag. To finish off the tag I added some art stones and glass beads.

Dusty Attic Tag by Farrel Tailor

Dusty Attic Products Used

Fish Net Panel

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Port Holes

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Skeleton Fish Bones Mini

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Wordpl@y #1

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Camping Icons

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and happy creating xx

Farrel Tailor

Christmas Tag – Dusty Attic

OMG can you believe it is December?!!! Where the heck has this year gone? Well today is my turn up on the Dusty Attic blog and I am sharing with you my interpretation of this month’s mood board….. and can I just say Wow!!! I love these colours this month, very rarely will I do anything with a Christmas theme. Not because I don’t like Christmas….. I LOVE Christmas but I find it is a busy time of year and photo’s are never how I like them but I thought I would change it up this year and create a Christmas Tag.

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I used a chipboard sheet and cut it to 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. The first paper layer is a Basic Grey pp and the second is 7 Dots Studio – Cotton Candy range.

Christmas Tag by Farrel Tailor for Dusty Attic

I tore up a piece of corrugated cardstock and dry brushed white gesso onto it. I adhered it and some cheesecloth to the tag. I also cut a silver and white paper straw in half and adhered it to the corrugated cardstock.

Christmas Tag by Farrel Tailor

I used white embossing powder to cover my small string frame and Twisted Iron #2 chipboard and adhered them to the tag. I painted the flowers with Art Alchemy Metallique Light Patina acrylic paint and added some antique silver Glitzin’ Glamour to the center of the flowers before adhering to the tag.

Christmas Tag

Next I covered the Wordpl@y #5 with white gesso, making sure I get into the letters. Once dry I lightly covered the chipboard with some silver ink. Then to finish off the tag I added some art stones and pebbles as fillers and added a chalk spray in turquoise over the art stones.

Christmas Tag by Farrel Tailor for Dusty Attic

Dusty Attic Products

Wordpl@y #5

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Twisted Iron #2

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String Frame Small

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to give this month’s mood board a go xx

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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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Gift Set – The Crafter’s Workshop

Hey Hey Everyone!!!

Today I would like to share with you all how I created my own wrapping paper and card for a dear friend of mine.

To begin I started with the wrapping paper, for this I used plain white tissue paper. I mixed TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint with TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet and TCW9024 Kale Smoothie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

I also mixed TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint with TCW9022 Grape Jelly Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to create the tones I wanted.

I also used TCW9018 Orange Slice and TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Paint as my other 2 colours. Next using the rough side of the tissue paper I applied my paints to TCW779 Wild Roses 12×12 stencil using a make up sponge.

I set it aside to dry, I didn’t use a heat tool as I didn’t want to burn the tissue paper and this is how it turned out.

Now for the card, I used TCW779 Wild Roses 6×6 stencil for my card and used washi tape to keep the stencil in place.

The tool I have used is from Kmart here in Australia and it is a make up sponge and brush. I found this was great as it has a tip on it. I used Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Evergreen Bough as they were the closest colours I had to match the wrapping paper.

Then I added TCW9013 Iridescent Gold Heavy Body Paint to finish off the background.

I then stamped my sentiment using my Stamp Platform and a Heidi Swapp stamp set onto some white cardstock.

To finish off the card, I inked around the edges using Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and my blending tool. Then used foam dots to adhere my sentiment.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope I have inspired you to create your own wrapping paper for that special friend.

Farrel Tailor xx

 

Revamped Shelves for my Craft Shed

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great day today and have been all creating up a storm!! Today I get to share with you all my newest creation for Helmar.

Over the past few months my amazing husband has been very busy building my new craft shed and I very nicely asked him to make me some shelves for my work area. So I thought I would share with you on how I revamped these shelves .

FTailor Varnished Shelves

How awesome does my Helmar collection look? lol

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These are the products I used and what the shelves looked like before I started. The spray paint I used are from Super Cheap Auto (an auto shop here in Australia) and were 4 for $10. I used Black, Gold and Bronze.

Black Spray paint

I started by applying a decent coat of the black spray paint.

Gold Spray Paint

Once the black was dry (which wasn’t long), I then lightly sprayed the Gold spray paint. I wanted to get the industrial look so I used a swiping motion with the spray can making sure I didn’t completely cover the black coat.

Bronze spray paint

Using the same technique as above, I sprayed the last colour which was the Bronze onto the shelves and let them dry for a few hours.

Applying Gloss Varnish Spray

Helmar Gloss Varnish

To seal the shelves I used Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish. I applied 2 even coats to the shelves and let it dry for 24hrs before mounting them onto my wall. Make sure your area is well ventilated when using this varnish 🙂

FTailor Finished Shelves

And here is the finished result!!!! I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial and I hope it has inspired you to revamp something in your creative space, thanks for dropping by.

Farrel xx

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