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Be a Dream-catcher not a Dream Chaser

Boho Dream-catcher.

Hello and Welcome

My post today is to showcase my Boho Dream-catcher created for Kaisercraft’s April Mood Board Challenge.

It’s the most amazing colours and it fits perfectly with their new range called Indigo Skies.

So here is my take on the challenge

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Front and back view of the dream-catcher.

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“A Life Without Dreams is like a Garden without Flowers”

Hello and welcome to my latest blog post.

Recently I was asked to showcase some Dusty Attic products in store, so that customers had some ideas on what the products could be used for and how they looked when altered with different mixed media.

This was a bit of a challenge but I am very happy with the end result.

 All the products used on this canvas can be found on the Dusty Attic website.

The beautiful flowers are from Made with Memories.

 I have used a mixture of  Dusty Attic paint to cover the base.

For some added texture  I have applied some gauze and added some script with a stencil and texture paste.

To create the wall , I separated the chipboard and used the bricks and wall panel.

To colour the bricks, I have used a mixture of red and brown, making some darker than others.

The mason jar made the perfect vase for my display of flowers.

I have painted the jar to reflect the flowers being in a vase of water.

This beautiful flower is made using a technique to separate the chipboard and layering the pieces to form the flower.

Paint in desired colour, glue with helmer 450 and then cut the post from a Kaisercraft Pearl brad

and adhere to centre of flower.

For more information on splitting chipboard I have posted a tutorial that I made.

 You can see the video at the end of this blog post.

 

To create the quote, I have used the mini letters from Dusty Attic and I just lightly white washed them to blend with the rest of the canvas.

 To create this canvas you will need

Canvas (any size)

Dusty Attic paints : Dusty Pink

                          : Oceania

                                    : Crushed Olive

                            : Alabaster

                    : Gold

                                   : Hot Chocolate

                             : Cranberry

Dusty Attic Chipboard : Mason Jars DA1086

                                              : Brick Wall Panel DA0316

                                                     : Mini ABC Set Lower DA0862

                                                         : Flower Layers #4 Large DA0860

Crafters Warehouse Script Stencil

Texture Paste

Gauze

Flowers : Roses & Lilies

Kaisercraft Pearl Brads

Helmar 450

Designed for Made with Memories

Do you love to use chipboard? Do you love mixed media? Are you a more traditional scrapbooker or card maker?

I would love to see your projects.

I had a great time getting messy and it was great to see the end result.

It never is quite like you envisage it in your head though.

Until next time

DREAM * CREATE * INSPIRE

Keep the Faith

JD

2015

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“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM

“DON’T DREAM YOUR LIFE, LIVE YOUR DREAM”

Photo courtesy of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

Welcome Again I hope this evening/day finds you well. I am sitting here rugged up as it’s Winter here in Australia and unfortunately my reverse cycle unit has gone on the blink, so no heating at the moment and I’m freezing. If I took a picture right now, it would not be very attractive but I’m sure you would all find it very amusing.

This blog post today is a little tutorial on a canvas that I recently had published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

Scrapbooking Memories Vol 17 Issue 12 Pg 81.

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Published page in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

When I received an email from Vanessa to say they wou.ld like to put it in the magazine, I couldn’t believe it. I was so overwhelmed that they would think that it was magazine worthy, let alone a full page submission with a tutorial. It had always been a bit of a bucket list item to be published.

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So lets get started.

You will need the following:

  • Canvas (any size)
  • Cardstock – White (to stamp wings)
  • Kaszazz Wing Stamp & Metal Charms
  • Tim Holtz Cogs & Metal Charms
  • Dusty Attic Chipboard & Paint
  • Kaisercraft Word Stickers & flowers
  • Twiddleybitz Chipboard
  • Dymo labeller
  • Acetate
  • Gauze
  • Gesso
  • StazOn ink
  • Ranger Perfect Medium & Embossing Powder
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer mist
  • Adirondack paint dabber – White
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Heat Gun
  • Helmar 450 Glue
  • Scrap Dots

Method:

1. Mix gesso with your chosen paint colours to create the base; brush this over your canvas. Paint chipboard vines with the leftover paint. Place gauze randomly on top of the wet paint. Set aside to dry or heat seat.

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2. Stamp the wings onto some scrap white card stock. Using StazOn ink stamp the acetate with the wing stamp. Colour the acetate lightly with alcohol markers. Emboss a chipboard bodice with white embossing powder and then heat set. Wrap and affix gauze around the piece to create the skirt. Layer your embellishments randomly and use scrap dots to create height.

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3. To finish off the canvas, use a white paint dabber to swipe over the embellishments (as seen in the pic to the right), canvas, flowers and chipboard to give a white wash effect. Lightly spray the canvas with Old Lace Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Create a quote with a Dymo labeller and word stickers.

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I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and I welcome your comments below.

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Well time to go put my cold feet on hubby and cuddle up. Until next time, stay safe & warm or enjoy the sunshine depending on where you are. Keep the Faith JD xoxo