Design Team Project

In the garden – Adri Du Preez

Hello everyone!
I am sharing my July design team layout with you, loaded with stunning Dusty Attic chipboard pieces. 
 After what has seemed like the coldest winter in Pretoria, change is finally on the horizon as we are experiencing wonderful weather at the moment.  I am sure spring is on its way and I have never been more ready.
This is my grandson Janco helping me plant seedlings.
For this layout, I used paper from the 49 and Market Curators Botanical collection.
Here is my layout.

I used bookplates and tabs from the Curators Essential collection to create a booklet and stamped it with a coffee stain stamp. 
Chipboard pieces are always painted with Americana Acrylic paint unless otherwise stated.
Both titles were covered with white gesso before being painted with Hauser Light Green and Cool Blue, then dry brushed with white acrylic paint.
Bugs, ants, and spiderwebs are essential to a garden and were painted with black acrylic paint.  The spiderweb was dry brushed with silver acrylic paint.

The flower clusters are made up of a variety of pretty blooms and die-cut foliage and flowers.  I also used the Foliage Clusters #2, a new addition to the beautiful foliage collection.  The foliage was first covered with white gesso and then painted with Hauser Light Green and Cool Blue and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.  I snipped the foliage into pieces and tucked them into the flower clusters. 
The wood slices were inked with brown and black ink and dry brushed with Plantation Pine for a moss look.

The birdhouses, butterfly, plant label, and seedlings in the wheelbarrow were first covered with white gesso and then painted with Hauser Light Green, Cool Blue, Pineapple, and dry brushed with white acrylic paint.

I covered the garden tools with black gesso and Burnt Umber and dry brushed them with Mont Marte Metallic acrylic paint in Silver.  

For the rust effect on the wheelbarrow and watering can I lightly covered them with white gesso making sure I don’t cover the detail. With a sponge brush, I then dabbed the wheelbarrow and the watering can with Grey Storm, Slate Grey, and randomly with Georgia Clay.
The flower pots were randomly covered with coarse texture paste.  I then painted the posts with Traditional Burnt Umber and Georgia Clay.  For the moss on the pots, I used Plantation Pine and Hauser Light Green. Twine was also glued to the pots.


The final touches to this layout included art stone and splatters with diluted white gesso.
Dusty Attic products used.

DA2909 – Green Thumb
DA0403 – Watering Cans
DA2893 – Garden Tools #1
DA2895 – Wheelbarrows
DA2894 – Garden Tools #2
DA2898-3 – Pot Plants #3
DA2890 – Potplants #1
DA2899 – Plant Labels #1
DA2898 – Planter Pots #1
DA2897 – Seedlings #2
DA3095 – Bugs #1
DA0677 – Mini Ants – 20pk
DA0893 – Mini Butterfly #2
DA0706 – Mini Birdhouses
DA2180 – Wood Slices
DA1791 – Wordpl@y #7 BLACK
DA1797 – Wordpl@y #12 BLACK
DA2499 – Brackets
DA0612 – Spiders and Webs Set
DA3303 – Foliage Clusters #2
Thank you for visiting the blog today.
Happy crafting!