Hi it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my first project of the year with you using some of the gorgeous new chippies from Dusty Attic! I’ve always been a fan of the natural elements that Dusty Attic has designed (grasses, wild flowers, branches etc.) and I was so delighted to see the new Reeds #2 (here in Canada we call them Bullrushes). I love the way they kind of ‘hug’ the photo.
For my Reeds chippies I painted them with a coat of Gesso first (I find this helps the paint and ink colors show up better). I then gave the rushes a light coat of Dusty In Color paint (Pesto) and used a brown ink pad to tint the top of the stalks the dark brown. I had a brown ink pen that I used to add a few brownish details to the grasses. Here are a couple more detail shots of the page….
I used Tim Holtz tissue tape and some Prima, Bo Bunny and Tim Holtz stamps to add a little design in the right side of my page to counter balance the central design. And then smudged on some Donna Salazar Distress Inks over the design.
This is a close-up of the beach elements I used on this page.
Dusty Attic Supplies used in this project:
~ Reeds #2
~ Dusty In Color “Pesto”
~ Dusty Attic Mini Roses ‘Caramel’
I hope you enjoyed my project today, I look forward to sharing many more fun idea’s using Dusty Attic’s gorgeous chippies over the course of the year! xo