Design Team Project

Own your story – Pascale B

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Dusty Attic blog with a small mixed media frame.  

I started by making a background for the frame using a piece of cardboard that I covered with canvas. Then, I primed them both with white gesso.

I selected different sizes of gears and a few leaves from the Botanical Mix chipboards. I primed all the selected chipboards with white gesso. I glued all the elements in place around the photo and added a few flowers as well. 

I colored the gears and botanical mix with the Burnt Umber liquid acrylic and a lot of water. When happy with the result I added some White Gold and Old White waxes. 

I covered the frame with clear gesso. When dry, I colored it with brown and black liquid acrylic paints. Then I dry brush with white gesso to whiten the frame.

To finish, I added some glitter.

Dusty Attic products:

Gear Corners #1

Industrial Jumbo Gears #2
Mini Cogs #2

Mini Cogs #3

Botanix Mix #3

Botanic Mix #4

Botanic Mix #6

Other products:

  • MDF- Artistiko (Frame);
  • Flowers – 49 and Market (Fluff Sugar Posies, White heron Royal Spray);
  • Art Alchemy Liquid Acrylic Paint – Finnabair Prima (Burnt Sienna, Ink Black);
  • Art Alchemy Waxes – Finnabair Prima (White Gold, Old White, Soot);
  • Art Extravagance – Finnabair Prima (Clear Crackle Paste);
  • Art Basics – Finnabair Prima (White Heavy Gesso, 3D Gel Gloss, Soft Gloss Gel).