Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dusty Attic - Rusted Paintbrush

Hi guys!!

Here today to share my altered paintbrush. I have been really enjoying creating OTP projects lately and seeing that rust is a big thing at the moment I thought I would created a rusted paintbrush. I wanted it to be quiet dimensional and decided to go with a pirate type theme for this.

'Tribal Paintbrush'

For the main feature of the background I cut the Dusty Swirly Frame in half. I think it gives it a tribal type of feel.

I also cut apart the Dusty Indian Arrow #2 and used the arrow feather as the backing of my skull. I kind of reminds me of flames. I also used the hanging feathers from the arrow. For these I wet and pulled apart again for added interest.

I added a sprinkling of the Dusty Mini Butterflies...they are so cute! I also layered up a few of the Dusty cogs, I love these they feature a lot in my projects.

The skull was a piece of dress jewelry bought from the markets, once again with a purpose in mind.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0893 Mini Butterflies #2
DA0051 Cogs #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA1370 Indian Arrow #2
DA1468 Swirly Frame

Other - Prima Finnabair Rust Paste, Black Gesso, Paintbrush & Skull.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dusty Attic - Rusty Lantern


Dropping in today to share and my altered lantern. I purchased the original lantern from a junk shop and it wasn't the nicest looking but I could see the I decided to dress is up with lots of Dusty chipboard and then make it look super rusty like something you would find in an old barn.

'Rusty Lantern'

For the spider I wanted it to look a little more real so to speak, so I rolled some paper clay and attached it to the top of the Dusty Spiders body to give it more of a round dimension.

I love the lacey heart frame which I started with as the base of my cluster. I chose to leave the centre of the heart in so it was more solid.

For some of the chipboard to make it look a bit more aged and weathered I once again wet it and separated parts of it before coating it with the rusting pastes. I love the extra dimension this gives to it.

I added some roses to the lantern for an extra wow feature and to give it a bit of a feminine touch. I love that it looks like a lantern relic from the past.

I folded and bent the larger chipboard pieces to fit around the outside my lantern. I wanted to try and keep the chipboard whole so to do this I wet the chipboard in the places I wanted to fold as this helps make the chipboard more pliable and helps to stop the chipboard from breaking.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0051 Cogs #1
DA0689 Mini Cogs
DA0114 Spiders
DA1211 Lacey Hearts
Wings #1
DA1460 Ivy Flourish
DA1469 Laurel Sprigs

Other - Prima Finnabair Rust Paste, Prima Flowers, Lantern & Metal Button.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Graphic 45 - Pull Out Tag Card


Dropping in today to share a card I created using the gorgeous A Ladies Diary Collection.


I created lots of fussy cut details to my card.

I love the new range of Graphic 45 tag staples and I thought I would create a pull out tag card with them and incorporate a thanks ATC sentiment tag as the pull out for the inside of the card. This card was super easy to make and the ATC mini tag even allows space for your own special message.

Graphic 45
Materials List
#4500849 ATC Ivory Tag Staples
#4501274 ATC Ivory Tag - Thanks
#4501282 Square Ivory Tag Staples
#4501252 A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition