Design Team Project

Beautiful Moments – Michelle Van Oudtshoorn

Hello lovelies

This year is just about done and dusted and this is my last Dusty Attic project for 2023!

Something a little different from a layout, I have created a project using a Dusty Attic shadow box (DA3431). This comes flat, and has been etched that you make up the box – as in the first photo in the collage. This is then folded up and glued together to make up the box, which I then painted with heavy white gesso. When this was dry I then added stenciling to the frame using the Postcard Stencil (DA3598). I have added patterned paper to the bottom of the box for the background.

Once dried, I then used a mix of Prima Art Alchemy metallic and matte colour waxes to add colour to the frame. 

The mini foliage (DA2786) and the title “Beautiful Moments” (DA3322) were also gesso’d and coloured using the same Art Alchemy waxes.

I then layered flowers and fussy cut flowers to the right bottom inside corner of the shadow box and built this up, before adding the Geometric border (DA1029) – which I cut off the ends to create a decorative feature on either end of the flower clusters. The photo and the rest of the flowers, fussy cut elements were then added once the border was adhered. This piece of chipboard border was painted with Prima Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paint.

I have added the mini foliage through the flower clusters on the outside as well as on the inside. I finished off adding pearls throughout, and dry brushing white paint to some of the flowers.

These are the Dusty Attic products I have used:

Thanks for visiting the blog, and I will see you all in 2024. Best wishes for a happy new year!