Sunday, 24 April 2016


                               Holiday - Singapore





This is my latest creation to submit for Dusty Attic's April mood board. Purple isn't a colour I normally use however have had a lot of fun creating the layered effects.


Instructions: 

1. Mark lightly with a pencil on the page where your photo will be placed. 

2. Clear gesso your page and using a molding paste and Dusty Attic stencil DA1312 randomly make patterns on the 
     paper. 

3. Lightly spray with  pink, coral and silver coloured sprays so that a hint of colour is added. (if you have oversprayed and it is too dark in places you can just  spray with water to tone down. Tissue up excess water if needed). Dry naturally or with a heat gun. 

4. Using the Tim Holtz stencil - 'Ringer' and Finnabair texture paste - Graphite, make a single line of paste on the right hand of page  so that you end up with a line coming out of the top and bottom of where your photo will sit.  

5. While your page is drying, emboss your Dusty Attic chipboard embellishments with antique white embossing powder. For the smaller pieces colour purple using Prima oil pastels and  emboss with clear powder. Other minor chipboard pieces such as the filmstrip and butterflies are sprayed with Kaiser mists - White and Charcoal.

6. Back your photo  with pieces of similar coloured paper e.g. purple and dark grey and mount on spare card stock onto the page. Remember to leave room between photo and backing paper to slip your embellishments in behind. 

7. Assemble the chipboard onto the page slipping them in behind the different layers. Glue once you are happy with where you have position the pieces.

8. Randomly stamp a crackle pattern ( I have used Primas large ' crackle' cling stamp and archive ink in black) over the page making sure that you stamp over some of the edges of the page.

9. Sprinkle Finnabairs purple mica powder under neath the edges of the embellishments and spray with water to create a purple metallic effect that blends the embellishments with the paper. Leave to dry or heat gun to dry.

10. Cover your photo and embellishments with a tissue or plastic and randomly flicking with a paint brush Prima Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Opal Magic Violet-gold and Metallique Dark Purple.

11. -Final step - using a black Artists pencil draw around the edge of your page and with a fine paint brush lightly paint over with water to create a smudged edge.