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Friday, July 26, 2013

Dusty Attic Brick Wall TUTORIAL

Here is a little tutorial (and a sneak of my next layout)...

STEP 1 - I started off by painting the chipboard bricks with sunburnt orange and bisque Dusty Attic paint - trying to avoid the casing so they wouldn't get stuck in there. Then, I added some dark brown ink on top.

STEP 2 - I used snow writer  (by Deco Art) and randomly semeared it on - again trying to avoid the casing so they wouldn't get stuck in there.

STEP 3 - I went over all of it with light brown ink to blend the colours.

STEP 4 - I whitewashed it all with watered down gesso to give it a soft aged effect to suit my whitewashed project. NOTE: Omit this step if you are using on a darker layout.

STEP 5 - I added some of the bricks to my project and filled the spaces with the snow writer (easy to do since it has a really fine tip). Alternatively, you could slather on any paste of your choice and then set the bricks into it (but it's not a precise application that way). TIP: Use a toothpick to flatten in the groves a bit.

 I will be back soon with the new layout and a challenge/contest (with a PRIZE of course :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Display #2 (Swirlydoos)

Another Swirlydoos share for this month... made with just the "Madame" main kit contents and the flowers add-on... nothing else required! I have been loving the Kaisercraft paper and sticker elements in this kit - so very pretty. The vintage image is from Pion Design.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous flowers from the add-on kit (and I cut apart some sticker elements to surround them)...

I used this cute Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch July#2 as a starting point for my layout...

I will be back soon with a new layout, tutorial and challenge/contest (with a PRIZE of course :)