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Enjoy the Moments – Canvas ~ Australian Scrapbook Ideas #19 ~ Tried & Tested – Texture Play ~ Dusty Attic

Here is a Canvas I created for the Tried and Tested – Texture Play article in Issue 19 of the
This was fun to create, lots of modelling paste on this one and using stencils and chipboard to create the texture patterns.
The full step by step instructions for this canvas can be found in this issue.

Handy Hint
Spritz over spray inks with water to give different blending effects and soften the colours.
Great ideas
Use Chipboard Flourishes to create texture paste dimension.

To get this effect on the title, paint unevenly with the black dabber paint in splotches so that there is still raw chipboard showing. Next spray over the letters with the Electric Blue smooch spritz. Once dry apply a coat of the azure smooch over the letters this gives the effect of a New Zealand Paua Shell. 


30x30cm Canvas
Citris Tickle, Limolicious, Sea Kiss, Electric Blue Smooch Spritz Clearsnap
Green Olive, River Mossy, Sea Breaze, Candle Glow, Mossy Mist & Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz Donna Salazar-Clearsnap
Truffle, Honey & Jasmin Mix’d Media Ink Donna Salazar Clearsnap
Azure Smooch Clearsnap
Mystified & Lime Twist Smooch Glitz Clearsnap
Snow Cap & Pitch Black Ranger Dabber Paint
Deer, Monarch Butterflies, Enjoy the Moments & Ornate Scroll Dusty Attic Chipboard
Bisque, Hot Chocolate, Pesto & Dusty In Bloom, Dusty Attic Roses
Silver Rub & Buff
Tree Kaisercraft Template
Damask Template My Art-C
Art Accentz Provo Craft Micro Beads
Mont Marte Modelling Paste & Impasto
Matt Chrystal Kote Helmar Finishing Spray
Spatula/ Palette knife
Texture Tool by Michelle Grant Dusty Attic
Egg Shells (with the membrane removed)
Netting & Gauze
Tiger Grip Helmar Glue

I hope you have fun playing with some canvases! Warning It can be a bit addictive!

February 2013 Highlights ~ Playing Catch up

OK  So I am soooo behind at the moment, I am 2 months behind on my Month in Review Posts, But I guess its better late than never hey.
February was another very busy month, aren’t they all, but the last couple have been ridiculously so!
I traveled North to Townsville and South to Brisbane within a week of each other in February.
I was Spoilt with Breaky in Bed on Mothers Day with some flowers from our garden, Thanks Don xxx.

We went up to Townsville for Wil to have his first Interview for the Army and to visit my friend Lisa who was up there for her radium treatment. Was a quick trip up and back with one night in Townsville.

This was the view from the room we were staying in! Was so nice.
While waiting for Wil’s interview Don and I went for a walk through one of the gardens there where we came across these black cockatoos sitting there having a chat.

After a quick cuppa with Lisa and Wil’s Interview, it was back in the car for a very wet 5 hour drive back home.

Then it was home to pack and get on a plane to fly down to Brisbane.
The Lovely Sue Smyth from Australian Scrapbook Ideas  picked me up from the Airport and we went back to her place for a cuppa then onto Print Blocks to Stock up for the weekend workshop.

Leonii picked me up from Print Blocks and we got some last minute items for Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo Workshop
You can see more on the Paint Mojo Workshop on this post HERE

Was so lovely to catch up with my baby girl and Duncan! Miss my beautiful girl sooo much!!

I have been teaching myself to paint faces, this was the progress of this girl.
I am really enjoying learning new art techniques lately!!

I have also received my first shipment of phone cases with my art work on them, I am still in the process of getting these onto Etsy! Another Job on my list of many things to do!
February has been another very very wet month! We stop measuring the rain these days, I think this weeks worth was well over 300ml for the week.

The stormy skies has provided some pretty spectacular photos this month, this was a freaky storm cloud and was so low. It almost felt like you could reach up and touch it!

You can probably guess by now that I love taking photos of the changing skies!

An early morning Sunrise, complete with plane in the top photo top RH corner.

On the home front the animals are all doing well and everything is lovely and green and wet!

Still waiting for these custard apples to ripen!

“Fatso” AKA Cynder in front of the fruit orchid.
Tilly on Guard, we nearly lost her to a snake bite in March, but more on that in next months post.
I hope to have the March in Review post done by next week!

Love this photo of Sadie sitting on the fence post.
Xena the warrior princess!
As always February has been another month of emotional ups and downs, although I can feel a little by little that I am getting stronger! Believing in myself a little more each month!!
Thank you to each and everyone of you for supporting me in my journey through this life!
Hugs to you all! xxx

The Serenity ~ Australian Scrapbook Ideas #19 ~ Tried & Tested – Texture Play ~ Dusty Attic

Another Texture Play Layout from the Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine Issue 19.
This one show you that you can colour your modelling paste to suit your page and also use it to extend your photos onto the page.

This is my Cousins eldest daughter on our holiday last year to our most favorite place in the world.
Love how this one turned out too!

Handy Hint
Add colour to your texture paste with inks or paints to suit your projects.
Great ideas
Templates are a great way to add texture and depth to your layouts with modelling or texture paste.

12×12 Chipboard sheet
Cashmere Dame Chevron Glitz Design Patterned Paper
Latte Kaisercraft pearl flourish
Honey Mix’d Media Ink Donna Salazar Clearsnap
Flesh base derivan acrylic paint
Spearmint & Coastal Blue Kaisercolour paint
Stream, Snow cap, Cloudy Blue & Pool Ranger Dabber paint
Aqua Pack Fabric Flowers Green Tara
Chickenwire Reverse, The crafters workshop 12×12 Template
Doiley #5 & Leafy Flourish Dusty Attic Chipboard
Bisque & Cream Dusty In Bloom, Dusty Attic Roses
Aphabeans Jillibean Soup Alphas
Texture Fibre strip
Ribbon & Lace
Prima Flowers
Mont Marte Modelling Paste
Spatula/ Palette knife
Tiger Grip Helmar Glue
3D Foam Tape

I would love to see your texture projects, Leave a link in the comments and I will be over to check it out! Thanks xxx

Angelic Beauty ~ Australian Scrapbook Ideas #19 ~ Tried & Tested – Texture Play ~ Dusty Attic

I was absolutely, surprised and delighted to have made the  cover of the latest issue of
Australian Scrapbook Ideas
Issue 19, with this gorgeous layout of my beautiful Niece Chloe.
She is such a beautiful model and beautiful girl. So proud of all my nieces and nephews.
The step by step instructions for this layout can be found in this issue.
I am so behind on blog posts at the moment!
So I have a huge catch up coming over the next few weeks xx
Handy Hint
Use impasto medium to add texture while still being able to see the patterned paper underneath.
Great ideas
Use spray inks over stamped texture in impasto to highlight the impression in the texture paste.
Bling Chrystal Blue Bazzill Bling Cardstock
Yours Truly Motif Glitz Design Patterned Paper
Pickled Pear Kaisercraft 6 ½ paper pad
Denim Mix’d Media Ink Donna Salazar Clearsnap
Jasmin Mix’d Media Ink Embossing Powder Donna Salazar Clearsnap
Sugar Shimmer Fairy Dusty Glitter Donna Salazar Clearsnap
Bella Bling
Manuscript Background Hero Arts Stamp
Scroll #6 small, Flutterbies #3, Mini Words #2 Dusty Attic Chipboard
Smokey Blue& Celestial White Dusty In Bloom, Dusty Attic Flowers
Wedgewood, Soft Blue & White Dusty In Bloom, Dusty Attic Roses
Ribbon & Lace
Gillian Cinder Prima Flowers
Mont Marte Impasto
Spatula/ Palette knife
Snow Cap Ranger Dabber Paint
Moonlight tattered angels glimmer mist
Charcoal Embroidery thread
Tiger Grip Helmar Glue
Colourbox Stylus Ink blending Tool
Heat Gun
OK I will have more ASI posts coming over the next few days and lots more! Stay Tuned!!