Saturday, November 11, 2017

Dusty Attic - Altered Birdcage

Dropping in today sharing a altered birdcage that I was asked to create as a gift for a friend. I was super nervous creating this for someone else to give as a gift but luckily for me they loved it and I was so so happy about that.


So to create the roof of the birdcage I wet and folded the large Wrought Iron chipboard piece from the Dusty Wrought Iron set. Once the chipboard is wet the chipboard is very easy to shape.

For added interest to the roof I then used the large trim piece from the Dusty Wrought Iron Trim set. This was cut into 3 pieces, then wet and folded to the desired shape.

To create the texture on the cage Finnabair Rust Paste was used and then to allow a little sparkle A wash of Finnabair Acrylic Paint Metallique Brass Hardware.

To the front of the cage I then added a Prima vine which was painted with black gesso, then given a brushing with Finnabair waxes, Royal Robes and Vintage Gold. Royal Robes reflects purple which was the gift receivers favourite colour, its simply beautiful!

I then added another of her favorite things...butterflies! The Dusty Flutterbies were perfect for this.

To finish off I then added chains and one of the new Dusty Word love these!

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0574Y Wrought Iron Design Set
DA0547 Wrought Iron Trim Set
DA0766 Flutterbies #3
DA1818 Word Tags #2 Black
DA1747 Mystic Flourish 

963576 Finnabair Rust Paste
963958 Finnabair Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
964252 Finnabair Opal Magic Wax - Royal Robes
963095 Finnabair Acrylic Paint - Brass Hardware
961459 Heavy Gesso - Black


Monday, September 25, 2017

Dusty Attic - Moodboard Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!

Dropping in today sharing my latest creation created for the gorgeous Dusty Attic September Mood Board Challenge. The challenge has an amazing prize of a $100 Dusty Attic Gift Voucher for the winner and to enter you simply need to use the Mood Board for Inspiration, you can interpret it anyway you like. The only requirement is that Dusty Attic chipboard is used in your creation. Once completed simply add your link to the right side bar of the Dusty Attic Blog.

So this is the September Mood Board.

So bright and colourful!

This is my interpretation...

'Summer Days'

So I was inspired by the eye on the board and the colours. To create the centre cluster I used the Dusty Attic Peacock Feather set.

I wet the chipboard peacock feathers and slightly pulled apart to give more of a full lot of lashes. The title is from some of the new Dusty Wordpl@y titles. These are fantastic as they come in black and natural colouring.

I added multiple layers of cotton thread for added texture and finally finished with a sprinkling of Dusty Mini Butterflies.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0568 Peacock Feathers
DA1791 Wordpl@y #7 BLACK
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dusty Attic - Altered Lantern

Hi everyone!

Dropping in today sharing my little altered lantern. I purchased the small tealight lantern from Bunnings and then added quiet a few Dusty chippy pieces to alter it.

'Altered Lantern'

To colour the lantern I have used Finnabair Rust Paste and the newer Patina Paste set. I so love the texture and detail these pastes give, they blend together beautifully.

To create the main band of the lantern I used the Dusty Ivy Flourish over the top of  the Scroll Border #4. To enable the chippy to be able to bend around the lantern I soaked for a couple of seconds in water until it was slightly wet not thoroughly soaked, by doing this it will bend without breaking.

The front cluster has been made up from hearts cut from Medallions #1, Doodads #5, Industrial Stars, pieces cut from Lace Border #3 and Snowflakes.

The top piece for the lantern was created by cutting one of the lace pieces off of the Lace Border piece. I then attach and Industrial Star and title piece from the Cherish Yesterday word set.

Along with the chipboard I also added some metal pieces and metal buttons. To add extra interest I added a little bling to the chains and also added a very light dry brush Finnabair Vintage Silk wax.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA1734 Medallions #1
DA1402 Doodads #5
DA1541 Industrial Stars
DA1460 Ivy Flourish
DA1566 Scroll Border #4
DA1503 Lace Border #4
DA1344 Lace Border #3
DA1299 Cherish Yesterday

Metal Button
Finnabair Rust Effect Paste
Finnabair Patina Effect Paste
Finnabair Vintage Silk Wax
Finnabair Heavy Black Gesso
Finnabair Heavy White Gesso