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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!!

Let your light Shine the way! ~ Dusty Attic ~ Tutorial

Welcome back, today I have a project to share with you for Dusty Attic using the new release dusty Moroccan Lamps and French Border. This canvas has a lot of dimension on it! And in creating this dimension on the intricate pieces I worked out an easier way of creating varying depths to your pieces. See the tutorial below for this simple and effective technique.
Even though this looks like a shadow box it is just a normal canvas with a chipboard border.
Dusty Attic: French Garden Border – DA0845

Moroccan Lamps – DA0835
Dusty in Colour:
Capri – DA0915
Oceania – DA0912
Navajo White – DA0903

Dimensional Lamp Tutorial

For this tutorial I have used the Dusty in Colour Paints, a gold sharpie pen. A sponge for painting. Then to add the dimension you just need some strips of chipboard off cuts and some tiger grip glue or something similar.

To get the painted effect on the lamps I first painted the lamp with the Capri paint. Then using the Gold Sharpie (Love these metallic sharpies I got them in a pack with gold, silver and a bronze.)
fill in the lines on the lamp.

To soften the look I have sponged some of the Oceania paint over the lamps and very lightly over the gold pen lines.

To add even more dimension I have used my finger to add some white paint highlights over the lamps.
Now the secret to getting great dimension of varying heights is to use chipboard strips. you can even used the offcuts from the pieces the chipboard comes in. Just cut them into strips to what ever height you want to raise your pieces. To get this effect before I would add layers of foam tape. But not only are the chipboard strips easier to hide behind intricate pieces you can cut them, to what ever height you like. Add the strips to your chip pieces using a strong glue then glue the chip pieces to your work. So happy with how effective this is!

I painted the chipboard with brown paint before cutting it into strips. You can paint the chipboard to to match the background of your page so that it is less noticeable behind your chip pieces. You can also bend the chipboard into curves if needed too!

I have used narrow chipboard strips to create the border around this canvas. I then added the french border to the top of the chipboard frame to give it more of a box look.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial!!

Love, Harmony ~ Feb ATC ~ Dusty Attic ***Give Away***

 Here is my ATC for Dusty Attic’s  February ATC Challenge, the theme this month is “LOVE”

I have used the new ATC Shadow boxes for this ATC, I have also used the mini Cherubs, they are just adorable! I had fun creating this ATC!
I am sharing the love and having a  “Give Away” this month!!
If you would like to give this ATC Shadowbox a new home all you need to do to go in the draw is leave a comment on this post! I will be drawing the winner at the end of the month!
You will not only get this gorgeous ATC, I will also be throwing in a few Dusty Attic Pieces for you to enjoy too!!! 

The ATC Shadow Box fits a standard ATC in the center of the frame, I covered the shadow box with tissue paper and note paper then spritzed with Ginger Ale Smooch. I painted the heart white then sprayed it with the Ginger Ale Smooch sprtiz too!

The cherubs were painted with gold paint!

Dusty Attic
Heart Flourish  – DA0667
mini CherubDA0782
ATC Shadow BoxDA0823
Dusty In Colour
Navajo WhiteDA0903

Tissue & Note paper
Heart Lock charm
Gauze & Lace
Smooch Spritz – Caramel Latte & Ginger Ale


Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to go in the draw to win this gorgeous ATC Shadow Box!
Good Luck!!!!

Australian Scrapbook Ideas – Issue 18 – Tried & Tested Mix’d Media Inx "Leaning Tower of Pisa""

 Back again with the last layout from the Mix’d Media Inx article in Issue 18 in the Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine.  Leonii took this photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa on her holiday overseas last year!!! This one shows the use of mixing the Mix’d Media Inx with modelling paste then used over stencils!!
I went live with my facebook page tonight and I am blown away by the response already!!!
Thank you so much everyone from the bottom of my heart!!! 🙂
Michelle Grant desiGns Facebook

Tip:  Blend your Mix’d Media Inks with modelling paste to create different coloured modelling paste. You can use the ink pads or the re inkers for this technique.
Tip:  Mix’d media Inx Blend and run easier over the top of Modelling Paste or Gesso and is absorbed more on plain paper but can still be softened and blended into the paper when spritzed with water.


Grey Cardstock
Sunrise Country Garden Morning Bo Bunny Paper
Black, Mossy, Patina  & Jasmin Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx  & Re-Inkers Clearsnap
Dear Sir & Crackle Donna Salazar Art Gone Wild Stamp
Tape 7 Gypsies
Route 66 Glimmer Mist  Tattered Angels
Mont Marte Modelling Paste
Mini Cherry Blossoms, Mini Houndstooth Crafters Workshop Templates
Fiskers Template embossing stencil
Buddies Brads Lost & Found My Minds Eye
Leaves Green Tara
Grassy Knoll Dusty in Bloom
Mini Picket Fence Dusty Attic
Vanilla Ruffled Roses Petaloo
Jardine Printery Prima Flowers
Orchid Blossoms Kaisercraft

Tiles Prima
Grass (from the yard)
Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist Ranger
Adhesives, Helmar Tiger Grip
Double Sided Tape
3D Foam Tape