Hello my Dusty Attic Lovers! After a brief absence, and fully recovered from illness, I am BACK!!! Dusty Attic not only has fabulous chipboard, but the Dusty in Colour water based acrylic paints to color your chipboard are just as fabulous. I have combined both on this layout. I love that I don't have to prime my chipboard before applying the Dusty In Colour paint. One coat is all you need in most cases. Today I have created a layout. I mounted a piece of patterned paper onto a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard and distressed the edges. I love the raw edge of the cardboard without any paint because it reminds me of being in the woods, where you might find these gorgeous birds hiding in the trees.
For the resin frame and the String Frame chipboard, I used Dusty in Colour Oceania. The paint is thick and creamy and only required 1 coat. The resin frame was once yellow. You would never be able to tell because of the fabulous coverage of the paint.
For the flowers, I sprayed them with Lindys Stamp Gang starburst spray in Tiger Lily Red Orange with a tiny touch of Queen Of Hearts Red Flat Fabio. The flowers were a peach color to start with. The leaves were painted with Dusty In Colour Pesto and after the leaves dried I sprayed them with Lindys Frosty Forest Green starburst spray for a little bit of shimmer.
The fabulous Spring Blooms #2 chipboard was painted with Dusty In Colour Sunburnt Orange and Cranberry. The stems and leaves were painted with Pesto. For the floral parts of the blooms, I just dabbed the colors on the chipboard using my finger. I added a tiny bit of Navajo White Dusty In Colour to dab on the flowers while the other colors were still wet. This created a lighter highlighted color.
I also dabbed a small bit of the Pesto on the String Chipboard to give it a worn look. Kind of like a patina. I added the single blooms onto the string chipboard.
The title Sweet, is a piece taken from the Word Pack # 14. I painted it the same colors I used in the Spring Blooms.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to grab the fabulous Dusty In Colour to paint your Dusty Attic chipboard. There are so many colors to choose from.
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