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Friendship ~ *DSD* Spellbinding Acetate Tutorial & Fairy Dust Flower Tutorial

Here is my second project for Donna Salazar Designs to share with you!
I hope you enjoy these couple of quick tutorials on creating
Fairy Dust Flowers and Spellbinging Acetate.
I love working with Donna’s products, they really do give you permission to just play and find your creative expression. I had a lot fun experimenting on this layout!
This is my gorgeous friend Deb Kingston taken on her last visit in Dec.
She really is a beautiful person inside and out!


The Handmade & Cut out flowers were made from the Crafty Chronical Paper.

I just cut rough circles from the Crafty Chronical and scrunched them up before inking them with the mix’d media inx and the smooch spritz. I then added the Fairy Dust Flowers as the centres.
I had lots of fun playing with the Smooch Spritz to create some pretty major drippage on this layout, I love how these inks worked with this Artistic Papers.

Fairy Dust Flowers – Tutorial

To make these simple flowers all you need is a Non Stick Craft Sheet, Mix’d Media Inx, Glossy Accents, Fairy Dust Glitter & Some brads or Gems.



 Step 1: Ink directly onto your craft sheet.
Step 2: Use the Glossy Accents to draw flower
shapes over the ink.

Step 3: Sprinkle your Fairy dust over the glossy
accents while it is still wet.

 Step 4: Leave overnight to dry completely, then peel
them off the craft sheet. You can use your scissors
to trim if needed.

 Step 5: Add a Brad or a Gem to the centre and slightly
scrunch the petals up. You now have a nice little
pliable glittery flower.

 Step 6: I added some of mine to the centre of some
scrunched paper flowers. I love the contrasting 
look against the paper. You can ink the edges in
a contrasting colour for a different look too.

 Spellbinding Acetate – Tutorial
 To create these embellishments, you need the Spellbinders Shadow Flowers, Mix’d Media Inks, Fairy Dust, a piece of Acetate or light Transparency & A Heat Gun.

Step 1: Cut out your Acetate shape from the
Spellbinder Die Cut. If you place a sheet of
patterened paper over the acetate as you cut it, it helps
to give a cleaner cut. You also have an extra piece
cut that you can use on something else later.

Step 2: Ink your piece of Acetate with the Mix’d Media Ink

 Step 3: Sprinkle fairy dust over the wet ink.

 Step 4: Heat with your heat gun, Heat long enough
so that the acetate starts to crinkle up slightly.
This adds a nice dimension to the piece.
If you find that your glitter keeps rubbing off you can
also add a little clear embossing powder to your piece
while you are heating it. I liked the look of it being
more hit and miss than perfectly coated.

Step 5: You can lightly ink the edges in a contrasting
colour to add more depth to your pieces.


Step 6: On this piece I lightly sprayed one end with some smooch spritz.

GCD Studios

Other Products:
Brads & Gems
Machine Sewing
Crochet Flowers
Masking Tape

Adhesives – Helmar Tiger Grip, Pritt Glue Stick, Ranger – Glossy Accents,
Double sided tape & 3D Foam Tape!
Prima Distressing Tool
Heat Gun.

Thanks for Dropping By!
I hope you have enjoyed these tutorials!
Have a great Day!
Michelle x

CSI #8 – Laugh Kookaburra Laugh + *Tutorial-Textured Chicken Wire*

Hi there again, I hope this post finds you all well! Things have been quiet busy around here, and the next few months are going to be even busier! I am getting excited with the things I have in the works! Hopefully all will be revealed very soon!
I had a break in deadlines over the weekend, so I got to have another play with CSI Case File #8.
These are so my colours, so how could I not!
This layout is of one of the Kookaburra’s that visit my hubbies parents place in Cooroy QLD. His dad feeds them, he has quite a few dropping in most days!  It is nice to sit there and listen to them laugh and squabble amongst each other. I got sooo many pics of them. It was a great opportunity to get up close and personal with them and play with my new camera.



Dusty Attic –  Chicken Wire Panel DA0177
Dusty Attic – Fountains 3pk (New Release)

7 Dot Studio – Dreamer – Nights Fever, Drive all Night

Prima – Sugar Plum Roses Carribean, Sculpture Flowers, Decorative Border, Hex Net Stamp
Pink Paislee – Sweetness Metal Badges, Sweetness Glitter Sticker Alphabet

Donna Salazar – Mix’d Media Inx – Peridot
Monte Marte – Impasto
Ranger – Glossy Accents
Kaisercolour paint – Coastal Blue
Alison Ellis Design – Glitter Blue Ice
Stazon – Timber Brown
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Chalkboard – Peacock & Firefly
Neocolour crayon – Golden Ochre
Tutorial: Textured Chicken Wire 
This is a quick and easy way to create texture on your background.


Materials : Impasto or Texture Paste, Paint (Coastal Blue Kaisercolour), Spatula,
Dusty Attic Chicken Wire. Spray inks / Glimmer mists to finish off
(I have used – Chalkboard – Peacock & Firefly)
Step 1: Mix a little paint in with your texture paste then wipe it over your chicken
wire hit and miss in some places and more solid in others.
If you have an idea where your photo is going you don’t need to do the whole background.
Step 2: Lift the chicken wire and move to repeat. The dark lines you can see in the
texture paste is the residue from the cut chipboard. As the texture paste is a wet
medium, turn it around to use a different section of the chicken wire as it will
start absorbing the moisture.
 Step 3: Once you are happy with the placement of your texture paste leave to dry.
You can lift your page and dry with a heatgun from the back or leave to dry
naturally. When it is almost semi dry I place a plastic bag over it and pop it
under my cutting mat to help flatten the page.
 Step 4: To finish off spray glimmer mist over the page to add another
dimension. Then you are done! Easy.

You can get a PDF Printout of this tutorial HERE at Dusty Attic 

 Thanks for dropping by!

I hope you have enjoyed this Tutorial!
Have a great Day!
Michelle x
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