Embrace the Journey – Kristy Abela

Welcome Dusty FANattics

I did this project as a photo challenge….

 I loved every photo in this set and none of them were really stand outs! So I used them all to create a filmstrip of images to show how much fun we had the morning we sent Aksel off to High School!!

Using White gesso to partially prime my cardstock I applied Distress Spray to the surface I wanted the cardstock to both absorb and resist the colour. Using some chalk paint to darken the top and diluted it to create shadow in the gaps of the Chipboard. 
I love the look of this – Stone Washed Denim!! #childofthe80’s
For texture I used Rust pastes to age the piece. 
I gently rubbed the oxide pads over Dusty Attic Corrugated Cardstock in our school colours (yes, poor boy… I went to the same school) and framed the images with a touch of white gesso in lieu of a matt.
I created a background of plasterers tape, Stamping and Stenciling to layer my chipboard onto. I used some metallic paint from and painted the wood veneers Blue and the Industrial Globes in yellow. 
Here is a close up with the prills and paint splatters.
These are the images from the opposite page.
Without making it too obvious… I worked the date into the embellishments!
Thanks for looking!

Dusty Attic Products used 

Other Products Used

Paper Artsy Chalk Acrylic – Pea Coat
Distress Spray – Denim
TCW Remnant stencil – Ancient Wheel
TCW texture paste- Grecian Gold
Darkroom Door Stamp – Crosshatch
Paper -Studio Light Industrial 3.0
Studio Light Grunge Stamp Collection #341
Tsukineko Archival pigment stamp pad – Blue
Prima Texture paste – Rust
Plasterers tape
Wooden Veneer letters
Tim Holtz Chipwords
Black, White & Clear gesso
Art Alchemy acrylic – Midnight Sky 
Glossy Accents
Prima Cabochons

Kristy Abela