Mood Board Inspiration

Hello Summer – Adri Du Preez

 Hello everyone!
Here is my project inspired by the beautiful July mood board. My project is filled with beautiful Dusty Attic nautical chippies, flowers and die cuts.
Here is the mood board.

and here is my project.

All the chippies were primed with white gesso.
I painted the edges of the title, seagulls, mini skeleton fish, sand dollars, wordpl@y and driftwood with Americana Acrylic Paint in Slate Grey and Grey Storm. I inked the edges of the driftwood and wordpl@y with Black Soot Distress Oxide.

The lighthouse was first covered with coarse gesso which gave the walls a lovely textured look.  Once dried I covered it with white acrylic paint. I then dabbed grey and brown ink on the coarse parts to make it stand out more. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

I painted the jelly fish with Americana Acrylic paint in True Ochre, Bahama Blue and Georgia Clay and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.  I love these chippies, even more after watching the documentary My Octopus Teacher.

I painted the Compass Rose with Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic in Umber, Burnt Sienna and Ink Black, dry brushed with white gesso and lightly rubbed with Art Alchemy Wax in Rich Copper.
I covered the string frame with Americana Acrylic Paint in Bahama Blue and dry brushed with white gesso.

The final touches to this layout included art stones and splatters with diluted white gesso.
These are the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces that I have used.




DA2592 – Hello Summer
DA0654 – Fish Net Panel
DA1042 – Seagulls
DA1687 – Wordpl@y #7
DA2197 – Starfish #2
DA2190 – Mini Skeleton Fish
DA2584 – Compass Rose #2
DA2196 – Sand Dollars
DA1185 – String Frames Small
DA2777 – Jelly Fish
DA1175 – Lighthouse #2
DA2193 – Drift Wood #2
DA1918 – Coral #3

Thank you for visiting the blog. I hope you find some time to play along with this beautiful mood board.
Happy crafting.