Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Dusty Attic layout

A layered layout using DCWV Mariposa.Bottom paper is b/bascis newsprint, and Typo dictionary tissue. Dusty Attic chippies are mini birds, blossom branches, mini corners, label and dusty blooms also dusty photo frame.
Photo is of my Grandfather (left) and his 2 sisters in the front and children from surrounding farms. 1911.

Dusty Attic Sketch for September

Using bits an pieces, prima white flowers and dusty chippies...butterflys and daisy flourish. Hidden journal note. My mum and me.

8x8 Altered Canvas for Dusty Attic Design Team

Created on an 8 x8 inch 1/2 deep canvas. With 2inch squares of cardstock with distressed edges. Painted and inked. Flowers are from corrugated cardboard with denium flower base. All cut on the Tim Holts flower die. White prima flowers spritzed and painted and little Dusty Attic Flower also painted blue. Dusty Attic chipboards also painted and inked. Glitter embossed also. Cheesecloth dunked into paint water from rinsing out paint brushes. Labels from fabric. Metal frame painted white + rub n buff. Canvas sides have dictionary pages adhered and inked.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

art dress canvas "Fairy Boutique"

AAHHH!!! so love this canvas and have been wanting to do something along these lines for ever!! So after I won the mojo challenge I decided to pick the dress on a hanger idea...totally forgetting my time for this week WAS SO LIMITED! So its all thrown together with no technique and completed in 5 hrs. whew!
Heres what I did:::::
1.cover a canvas with a prima paper (fairy one)
2.using my south island pine cone branches, gesso'd cone and glued down.
3.OPPS..but first I stuck on the banners and peart string. banners are calico and lace netting.
4.glued on leaves and flowers etc.
5.created the cute as dresses..so much fun. inked using Tim holtz colours.
6.used stems from paper roses for vines.
7.inked and gesso'd around the outer edge.
All simple and easy as time was limited to 2 nites really. So no extras..you could go on and on!!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Steampunk canvas

Yet another canvas!!!!!!!!!!! Thought id try the steampunk theme of colours. This was a left over from the girls b/day class and was purple! I just love the tissues paper from Typo, cant get it anymore here in whangarei!!!!! what am I going to do!!! Anyway, the hot air balloon was actually spose to be a birdcage!! but of course I turned it sideways...and a light bulb went off!!
 what I did...
1.inkd in browns of Tim holtz inks.
2.covered chipbds with pva and heat gunned till it bubbles.
3. again inked, although I did colour them before the pva went on!!!!!!!!!!!
4. top winged area...wings..kaisercraft, cogs..dusty attic.
5. corrugated copper tin for basket
6. linked together with pins from clothes tags and chain???don't where I got that.
7.Faiths tin pieces
7a. Brendas feathers from her road kill pheasants!!
8. all the rest you can see and figure it out with what you have in your stash.

red canvas

Ahh...canvas obsession!
1. scrunched up tissue paper and pva'd it to canvas. dried and painted red.
2.texture paste stencil and paris napkin glued on.
3.inked and dripped  ink and painted red over dried paste.
4.added layered papers on left with dictionary paper screwed up and inked.
5. added bit and pieces to top. Red flowers are metallic red vinyl from spotlight, I just made them up and inked backs , chipbds are from twiddleybits aust.
6.outer edges of canvas are covered in dictionary paper and inked with ??brushed corduroy T/H.
7.Intend to do another red canvas as the neighbour wants one, so then she can choose the one she likes the best.
7. canvas is approx. 50cm long and 25 wide with a inch an 1/2 edge.

safety pin hanger for mojo inspiration at Artistic Creationz

Thrown together in a very quick and creative way, using corrugated box as the base with a strip of hessian, lace on denium and cotton lace.
topped with corrugated flower and a few paper flowers and altered key by faith, and a cotton butterfly on corrugated bd on denium. Stamped calico trim and coloured with gelato wash.
Actually the denium and lace was part of a banner set hanging over my veggie garden since last nov...so now very raggy...cant throw out good denium!! re-use it!! yah!

Creative Dreams CJ for Helen

Here is my Cj page for Helens journal about JOURNEY. no sketching just flowed into the page with gelatos and sealed it. then gesso'd lady and gelato'd her. sealed her too and when all dry shaded with faber castell pitt pens...swooshed about with water. I really like this page and am going to re-create this in my art journal. Stamp is from darkroom door. woop woop!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Girls grungie/shabby canvas

Girls Birthday party class for 13yrs old
Today I had a group of 7 teenage girls come for a canvas glass as one of the girls was turning 13!
I felt they were old enough to tackle a few elements on harder degree...and although it took longer than expected....they all totally loved the class. My stash of $2 canvases are now gone!!!
Emma chose purple and blue for the colours, so after painting the canvases they were covered with printed text tissue paper from typo.
2. colour wash with blue or purple an dry.
3.using a kaisercraft stencil spread with texture paste
4. glue on trims starting at bottom with organza type material
5.stamp strips of calico and run through paint wash and when dry pleat onto canvas
6. add the cotton trim to finish
7. T/Holtz flower die...cut felt and hessian flowers also small envelope die, flourish.
8.stampn up bingo stamp for photo mat and mme journal card.
8.outside of canvas blended with gelatos,edges covered with inked dictionary paper.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Wire Creation - Bird cage

Made this for a mojo challenge from wire. has a corrugated back (out of the mix max cakes) covered in dictionary tissue paper from Typo, I think the twill ribbon is also from Typo and just inked and screwed up and glued on. Am MME Halloween trinket is inside. Must make more!! Easy to do!

Green mixed media canvas

Another mixed media canvas using the same square system. again used lots of paint and bits and pieces. Made the rolled paper flowers. the bottom 2 green flowers of middle section are from swaps. The white wire birdcage is a mojo challenge for Artistic Creations nz.

Friday, 21 February 2014

French cupboard

Don't you love it!!! stands approx. 5inch tall and 2inchs wide. paint washed in cream, inside top shelf are 2 glass bottles with mini pearls and mini pins, mini cotton reels with thread and purple trim, mini keys and clock face, pearls and diamantes. other shelves have fabric swatches wrapped around cardbd. DOORS: lace inserts and pearl trim. TOP: Kaisercraft flowers, pearl string and crowns are earings from a $$ store. I love my little cupboard and want to do more. Its a kit set from Twiddlybits Australia.  Finally got it on my blog after months!! like 5 months!!

Blue canvas - Mixed media

OOHH!!! So love this canvas!!  This was the result of stagent week with nothing creative to produce. Cleaned up my desk and pulled out an old Christmas canvas I had started 2 years ago and never finished. I had a napkin with 9 sqs on each  quarter..red and gold xmas stuff...I had cut and mounted and distressed each sq and stuck it on each end of the canvas with a big gap in the middle....and that's how  it stayed for years.................I  then stumbled onto luvleescrappns utube of "mixed media jumbo tag" and inspiration was born!!!!yippee...!!!
what I did..................painted the whole thing in blue(French blue jo Sonja paint)
bubble wrap stamped in a white blue mix paint
paintwashed book pages and stuck on here n there
Dusty attic flourishes blue/silver and TH ink, caramel
Made the flowers from denium and painted up some nylon ones and painted cheese cloth
stuck on bottle top magents ($1 6pkt from warehouse stationery) Bling of an old pair of sandels
Kaisercraft blue small flowers painted with more paint
Birdcage TH with little flowers and feathers from Brenda
skeleton leaves, tin d├ęcor, key and painted corrugated box and look and my Corrugated flower...Tim Holtz die and I intended to peel the paper intirely off, so after I had peeled up 2 or 3 petals....I thought HEY!! that looks good! so that gives the uplifted petal effect. And just slapped on some paint very randomly  and glued to a denium flower base.
added lightbulb and words and Dusty attic wire chipboard painted silver.
Hope you love it and are inspired too...enjoy.


Donna Salazaars Feb challenge: 5 stripes of purple....this is a layour using the 5 colours of purple and 2 photos of my mum when I was a baby out on the farm, maungakaramea way. When I used to be stood in a cream can while they milked!! anyway..liking the old style of long line with a good piece of Teatree holding up the middle! and no doubt wooden pegs too! Dusty attic chipbd fence.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

xmas cards

a variety of different styled cards using the same stamp.

Bling - mixed media

This was a DT challenge for southern girls challenge. Ive used a magazine collage face and added a bling applique for clothing as a head piece. The silver part is a Chinese dragon. Used a lot of gelatos. have decided that gelatos are so worth it!!  Work is on a canvas.