Mood Board Inspiration

Painters Pallet – Deb Stephens

Welcome to my July Mood Board inspiration project for Dusty Attic, a mixed media pastel “Debs Palette”!

This project comes together (as most of mine do) with some playing of elements including chipboard, resin, metal and colour. Start by having you chosen elements on your desk that appeal to you. Arrange them on your base, layering up, until the composition pleases you. I always take a photo so that it reminds me of how to re-construct when I have to take it all apart to adhere it. I used crackle texture paste through the Leaves #2 Stencil DA1708 onto the mdf palette

I used pieces from Foliage #15 DA2234, Swirly Flourish DA2352A, Vintage Keys DA0392 and leftover mini butterflies from the Mini Birds and nest setDA0982. Once I was happy with my composition I went ahead and adhered it all down and added a few extra embellishments before applying Gesso all over.

After this I applied clear crackle paint in some areas including onto the chipboard and allowed it to dry well. I applied colour using a mix of Lindy’s stamp gang colour shots, Distress stains and finishing off with Metallic Waxes and some foiling. I love how the colour seeps into the various cracks.

Here are some more close up pictures.

I hope this inspires you to enter into the July mood board Challenge as well!