Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Texture and Color for Dusty Attic

Hello Dusty Attic Lovers. I have a layout to share that is full of texture and soft dreamy color. I started my 12x12 layout by adhering a 12x12 piece of  Prima patterned paper on a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I adhered torn pieces of fabric, canvas, lace and texture paste and the Crosshatch Stencil to the background. The weight of whatever I place on my layout will not warp my paper. Once all of my background elements were adhered onto the paper, I prepared all of my chipboard pieces with white gesso. Once all of my elements were adhered to the background, the entire layout was covered with a heavy coat of white gesso. This created a clean blank canvas to work color magic.


I created a wreath using a piece from the Circle Frame Set at the base, then layered the Vine Frame #2 on top. After the layout was completed, I added the Dusty Attic Pearls on random parts of the frame.


I used a combination of Color Blast Colour Paste, Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays and Prima Alchemy Paints to add color to my layout. I also added Prima Art Stones large and small using Prima 3D gel. When they were dried, a brushed them with white gesso, then color. A Botanic Accent #1 was used at the bottom of the floral. cluster to create a pleasing flow of accents. Pearls were added to it as well. For a watercolor effect, spray your surface with a fine mist of water, then spray or paint  your colors on immediately and tilt your project to make the colors run.


I absolutely LOVE the Brick Wall Panel. Of course I used the inner parts. I cut some of them into different lengths and staggered them. Yes even bricks can be glamorized with sparkly color.


I used the larger piece in the Ornate Corners #13 set. I sprayed it with Lindys Stamp Gang color sprays in grey/blue/silvery  tones.


I layered 2 pieces of Prima paper to create the mat for my photo, distressing the edges. Underneath, I lifted the mat with a couple of pieces of cardboard.


I adhered Prima Art Pebbles on top of the Bubbles chipboard. Using the inner parts of the chipboard to create my dimensional bubbles effects. I painted them with Art Basics Alchemy paint. I love the way it shimmers.


Thank you for joining me this week at Dusty Attic. I thoroughly enjoy looking for new ways to glamorize Dusty Attic chipboard. Head on over to the store and see the new products that are out. You will want everything you see!! Did you know Dusty Attic has stencils???  oh yea....More ways to add texture to your projects!! Till next time...









1 comment:

Katie J. said...

Oh I MUST get some Dusty Attic chipboard! I've seen such beautiful things done with it, and this layout just takes the cake. I love the brick and the wreath you created. The colors are perfect and you applied them so beautifully. I can tell I'm going to learn a lot from this blog :) Well done!