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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



Brillaint love it. . .now to get me some of that chicken wire lol. Thankyou for sharing Tx


Ha ha, we used to sing the Laugh Kookaburra song when I was a Campfire Girl…thanks for taking me back to those youthful carefree kid days with this layout. Beautiful textures and you blended those csi colors perfectly. Awesome chicken wire tutorial. Thank you Michelle.


Hey Michelle your page is beautiful and I love the look of your textured background, thanks for sharing and especially for the tip about putting your page under something heavy to flatten it, I hate a buckled page but I don’t want to go that next step and use canvas either . xx

sarah martin

Michelle, popping over from CSI. Your layout is stunning, you have worked the colours perfectly. I loved your tutorial- thanks for sharing. Good tip with the plastic bag and the cutting mat! Sarah x


I’m in awe and had to stalk you… GREAT tutorial! Thank you for sharing. 😀

Janice Nicholls

Hi Michelle, found you via Dusty Attic… your page is absolutely brilliant. Loved the background… so I had to come and look at the tutorial and then scrolled down to see more. Your work is gorgeous and I am now a follower. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, will have to give it a go. 🙂 x Janice


Hi Michelle, Iam dropping for a friend who does not have a blog but wanted to let you know how much she loved this tutorial. GOrgeous page as well.


Hi Michelle, I often visit and I find your work amazing and very inspiring and informative, so for this reason I am passing on a Liebster Blog Award to you. You may not be an ‘award’ kinda girl, which is ok too, but if you would like to know the details of this award you can visit me at

Debbi Tehrani

Simply amazing, Michelle! Every single detail is just exquisite and oh-so-perfect! Thank you for sharing how you made that awesome background!

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