Mood Board Inspiration

Awesome – Aneta Nasionkowska

 Hello my lovely friends!

Three very nice parcels recently came to me. Thanks to their content, I am finally fulfilling my goal planned for 2020. Yes, yes … I was supposed to do it last year, but the situation in the world and in my own home made it difficult for me. Now, however, with increased verve I am starting the implementation! I’m talking about mixed media. I played with them and this time I will tell you about it, and since these are my beginnings, be kind to me. Give your tricks, tips – I will be delighted to learn from your experiences. 

I prepared a 12″ x 12″ layout in the tone of the Dusty Attic mood board challenge in March. Maybe you too will take up this challenge? All you need to do is add your work to the comments section of the Dusty FANattics Facebook group for your chance to win one of two amazing prizes of $50 (AUD) on purchases from their store. I can’t wait to see your art work on Dusty FANAttics!

The layout was made to order, I was asked to create a male design but with flowers. So.. Easy?! It depends.. it all depends on the creative inspiration.. And this one found me at the desk at that moment, so it was created like this. The maroon and sunny-yellow frame around the design emphasizes the whole beautifully and from the bottom the LO is stiffened with a beermat. I used paper from the Margaret Paper Design collection with a brick, chain and… flowers motif! Hit the bull’s eye – exactly what I needed! I torn the edges and emphasized it with a Ranger mist in the Terra Cotta tone. Then I sewed them three times with yellow thread on the machine. I wanted a garden mesh pattern to stick out from under my composition – and this is where the awesome Chicken Wire mask by Dusty Attic came to my mind. To make the pattern, I used a matte texture paste from Ranger. I’m absolutely delighted with it, it’s delicate, fluffy and so easily spreads! The mask leaves a mark where it needs to be, nothing spills or drags… Just wonderful! 

The background of my project is layered, I put chipboard barbed wires on the already mentioned layers. This is a huge pattern, 12″ x 12″. I didn’t want it to take up the surface of the entire project, so I cut its outer frame and almost half of the shape – I have a spare one for another project in some time. 🙂 Using the black Faber-Castell marker pen, I marked the spikes’ outline, coloured the surface with Promarkers: Antique Pink and Dusky Rose. Then I got them rusty with the three colors of Finnabair rust effect pastes. I wrote about them on the occasion of my last project with a vinyl record. 

The focal point of the art work are photos from a vacation spent in Scotland with my best friend from elementary school. As frames, I used round chipboard imitating barbed wire and colored them with acrylic paint. The gears are three different sets of chippies, including one designed by a very talented Nuneka from Spain. At the bottom of the article I put you links to the store. First I painted them with white gesso, then I treated them with the two mentioned mists and finished them with three colors of pastes with a rust effect. I’m pleasantly surprised by how great these chipboards behave when in contact with the media. I was afraid that they would delaminated, break or swell .. Meanwhile, they’re very resistant and keep their shape beautifully, even the thinnest elements. Bravo Dusty Attic

I’ve prepared a mixture: two mists in shades of Butterscotch and Terra Cotta with acrylic paint Art Deco, Antique White. With this mixture, I coloured my garden mesh background, pebbles by Finnabair, gauze and flowers. 

Around the photo are placed handmade flowers, which I made myself with a set of cutting dies from Spellbinders. It takes me a long time to make flowers, maybe that’s why I don’t like making them. I made also leaves for the set. They too have been stained with a rust paste. The beautiful inscription Awesome in a matching shade of Antique White is just next to them.

This is almost the end of the creation process. Just need to mention the inscriptions from the black set. Glued together with the Magik and heavy body gel from Finnabair. Pebbles here and there, some splash and it’s ready. I am curious if any part inspired you to creative work ?! Mark me on your social media, I’ll be happy to see what I mobilised you for. 
I’m going to create a delicate work for a baby, you will see it in the next post. Have a nice day! 

Products used in this project:

Dusty Attic’s products:
DA1139 – Tangled Barb Wire 12 x 12

DA1151 – Barb Wire Frames

DA2734 – Gears #1 – by Nuneka

DA1949 – Industrial Border #1

DA1950 – Industrial Border #2

DA1825 – Chicken Wire Stencil

DA1785 – Wordpl@y #1 BLACK
DA1448 – Word Pack #33

I’m glad you are here with me. If you have any questions or want to share with me your methods for similar artistic effects, write me in the comment below and I will be happy to answer you. I cordially invite you to the next entry and best regards!

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