Mood Board Inspiration

Cherish – Kristy Abela – Mood Board Inspiration

 Hello Attic Lovers…
OMG… I had so much fun doing this. 
One guess why???
I thought I would turn the tables on this week and use a photo of a MAN!! Here is my Moodboard inspiration and just quietly… the DT have confirmed March is one of our favourites.


I covered all my chipboard using a variety of mediums. On my Twisted Iron Chipboard I used White Gesso to dry brush some highlights over navy chalk paint. Lindy’s Embossing Powders on my Marrakesh and Corner Flourish. Metallic paint on my Juliette balcony & glossy accents on my Title and Seagulls. 
I used white gesso to run around the edges of my photo to distress it and placed it so it looked like my Romeo was hanging out of Juliette’s balcony. (Wink Wink) Do you like my climbing vines too??
I used clear Gesso on the background, then using a brick stencil I used my Colour Paste and some Shimmer Dust to create a Verdi Gris effect. I was surprised at how well it turned out! 
While my paste was still wet i placed my Twisted Iron onthe page and secured it. I got some Moon Shadow mist I randomly sprayed and used some water to help spread the colour around to create drips and runs. 
I used Seagulls and Roman Numerals in my toppers this time along with Art stones, Micro beads & Paint splatters. I struggle not to splatter of late. 
To colour my seagulls I used white gesso painted roughly for texture and then sprayed Moon Shadow mist on the craft mat and placed them face down and rubbed them through the spray and dried. I repeated this process several times and then sealed the colour in with Glossy Accents.
 Can you see my Roman numerals under the butterfly wing? 
There are more if you look closer. I used some White gesso and wax for this one. 
Here are a couple of close ups if you want to peer deeper…

Thanks for looking!!

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