Design Team Project

Believe – Kristy Abela

Welcome to my final post for 2020…. however it wont be my last post for Dusty Attic. While everyone enjoys a quiet break ill be busy in my little studio creating masterpieces for 2021! Bring it on, I say!! I hope that you have enjoyed my creations as much as I have. With that in mind I have made a little offering for you all… that a little piece of heaven fills your night sky with love, light and healing in 2021. 

I have wanted to do something special with my mystic boho obsession and Jen and Nuneka came to the rescue with these fantastic new designs. I have been holding onto some Stamperia Cosmos papers for just this occasion… I attached an image of the moon to a canvas panel of 8 x 8″. I then added a generous amount of clear crackle paste. 
  I painted all the chipboard with TWO coats of white gesso. I was planing to use an oil paint indigo wash over the whole page so I wanted to protect my chipboard from the wet medium. I filled some of the moon with seed beads and filled in the edges with art stones. I painted some of the focal points with a gold acrylic paint. This has a high resist finish and I knew that it wouldn’t absorb the wash.

  I used modelling paste to create some texture and create hair and a dress for my little fairy. Once I applied the wash I used a selection of waxes to add highlights. I love the way that the moon in the background now looks like the earth!  

  I used some Metallic paint to colour her dress and I put some metallic paste on the bottom of the cabochons to create the ethereal shimmer underneath. 

Here in the close up you can see that the little moon in her hand was actually the cut out piece from the big moon… I kinda thought it was symbolic to use this as an element in the “offering”. 

 Here is my final closeup… I hope you like this kind of Mixed Media work. This collage on canvas really sings to my soul and is my absolute joy!

   Have an amazing Christmas everyone! Thanks for looking and catch you on the flipside…  

 Chipboard used

Gears #1 by Nuneka 

Moons #2 by Nuneka

Garden Fairy

Industrial Wings #1

Gear Corners #1

Mini Titles #1 – Love

Kristy Abela