Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dusty Attic - Dream Altered Paintbrush


Dropping in today to share my altered paintbrush. For this one I was so inspired by this months Dusty Attic moodboard colours again. Honestly with this one I just allowed my creative freedom to flow. I am a very fussy scrapper and am not happy with my projects until I feel everything is in place and I can honestly say now I think it is...lol.

So this is my paintbrush...


Buckets loads of Dusty dimension, just the way I like it!

I water distressed and pulled apart the layers of some of the chipboard, while with others I left totally natural. Most of the chipboard was given a really good inking with dark brown ink.

To create the gorgeous shimmery blue and brown I used some of the gorgeuos Finnabair Mica Powders mixed with gel medium.

To add extra texture I added lots of neutral coloured cotton thread and then added just a touch of lovely vibrant blue thread to tie it all in. I added a little frayed cheesecloth to the background as well.

I topped the brush off by layering some Finnabair Grungy Butterflies and then added a Dusty title which I left in its natural state.

To finish my brush off I added a sprinkling of micro beads and some of the super cute Dusty Mini Butterflies.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2
DA03920 Vintage Keys
DA1104 Seagrass Small
DA0615a Feathers
DA0750 Mini Scroll #2
DA1001 Lavander
DA1453 Elegant Chain
DA1170 Live Beautifully Title
Wings #1

Other - #8910087 Dark Bark Chalk Edger, #962845 Art Ingredient Mica Powder - Deep Water, #962543 Art Ingredient Mica Powder - Rust, #961435 Soft Gloss Gel, #962586 Micro Beads - Bronze, #963408 Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies, Cotton Thread.