Mood Board Inspiration

Focus – Patricia Basson

Hello Dusty Friends…
This month Dusty Attic has such a beautiful, textured Moodboard that inspired me to try and replicate especially the color and feel onto some Dusty Attic Bricks from the Broken Bits set!I always love seeing all the different altered Brushes but have never made one myself!!!
As a base I used a wooden box that housed Prima resin pieces. I covered it with some ricepaper from Stamperia. I added some Distress Crackle paint to it and painted some Andalusite Color Glow from 13arts once it was dry. On the edges I added some Marcasite Silver Modeling paste from TCW.

I gesso’d the brush, added Tim Holtz Distress Gritt paste for texture and painted it all with Andalusite, Tanzanite and Emerald Color-Glow from 13arts mixed with water. I Gesso’d all my Dusty pieces. On the Bricks I also used the Andalusite and Tanzanite Color Glow and added White Gold Metallique Wax on the edges.The white lace flowers were colored with Pastel Cinnamon mist from 13arts.

I painted the bottom part of the Bali Motif, Wildgrass and Seedlings with Raw Umber and Green Oxide Acrylic Paints. The top flower was painted with a Spun Gold Paint. The Seedling leaves were embossed with clear embossing powder and dusted with some super fine Glitter. I embossed the flowerheads of the Wildgrass with Speckled Flurries Embossing Powder from Ranger. On the bottom part of the Bali Motif I also added some of the Tanzanite Color-glow and on the top a little Green Paint as well. 
I painted the Banners with the Spun Gold Paint and embossed with the Speckle Flurries Embossing Powder.

I used the Grit Pate on the little Geckos to add dimension. I painted them with the Spun Gold and used Charcoal Black wax to Highlight the texture. Don’t the glass beads make those eyes look very lifelike lol! 

I am very Happy and satisfied with this little project. In the Dusty Attic on-line store you will find all and more of what I have used. To enter your take of the challenge just add it to the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page for your chance to win one of two $50 (AUD) credits to the Dusty Attic.

Geckos DA 2595

Seedlings #2DA 2897

Wildgrass #3 SmallDA 2542

Bali Motif #2DA 2565

Broken Bits #9 BricksDA 2399

Banners #4DA 2600

One time I went to a museum where all the work in the museum had been done by children. They had all the paintings up on refrigerators. ~Steven Wright~