Thursday, 17 July 2014

Not 1 not 2 not 3 BUT 4 Projects from Gabrielle Pollacco (WITH TUTORIALS)

Hello Dusty Attic Fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a bunch of projects I've made over the past few weeks using some NEW and some old favourite chipboard pieces!  I absolutely LOVE the new scripted chipboard titles Word Pack #4.  I just adore a pretty scripted title!  I also used the Cyclone Wire as an accent piece around the photo and the top of the page.


I used some shimmery paint (Shimmerz Key Lime) fading in and out of the title piece. I gave the whole title a finishing coat with some Glossy Accents.

A close up of the Cyclone wire accent

Another close-up of the title chippie...

The next project I'm sharing is Mermaid canvas I made using the NEW Sea Grass chippie, I just love the pretty flowing underwater look it gives a project!   I also used some Grass Clusters #2 and some Dusty Attic alphabet pieces for my title.

Here's a close-up of the Sea Grass chippie, ....I painted white and then added some Key Lime Shimmerz paint and Olive Green Shimmerz on the tips.  You can watch a Video Tutorial I made for this canvas here...


I made another Video Tutorial for an 8x10 Canvas using the Dusty Attic Divine Divas chippie and Ornate Frame #3 as the center piece of the design.  I also used a couple of the Baroque Corners and Elegant Frames for the title.

I used dimensional paint to create a textural finish to the frame and then used Shimmerz Inklingz (Brass Knuckles) and Dimensionz (Blue Lagoon) to give it a vintage brass look.

A close up view of the centerpiece...

I used a similar technique on the Baroque corners, using dimensional paints, Gesso and brown ink to make textural shabby chic embellishments for the corners.  Here is a Video Tutorial I made to show step by step how I made this canvas....


Can you tell I've been having fun with canvas's this month?  This was a fun, quick and easy canvas to make!  I used some beautiful Graphic 45 paper and stamps and some of my favourite Dusty Attic chippies.  

Corner Scroll #2 is one of my all time favourite scrolls!  It works so well with so many styles. I gave the chippies a coat of Gesso, did a little stamping and inking with brown chalk ink and then gave it a coat of Crackle medium to get a nice aged look.

I used the Dusty Attic Anchors chippie to accent the corner, I just rubbed on some Bronze 3D paint and randomly added some aqua color paint on some areas to give it an aged patina.  And here is a video tutorial I made for this reverse canvas project...


One more project I wanted to share with you all is a layout I made as a guest designer for Graphic 45.  I used the beautiful Botanical Tea collection papers and some of their lovely metal accents to make up this page.  I loved the pretty little pink blossoms that I could fussy cut from the patterned papers.  I married these with the amazing Dusty Attic Branch #1.

I simply painted the branch with Dusty Attic's Hot Chocolate paint and tipped the leaves with DA's  Pesto green paint....stuck on the fussy cut blooms, and voila, you have a unique embellishment for your project!

I hope you all enjoyed my project for this month and thank you all for having the patience to scroll through this super long post! :)  As you can tell, no matter what project I make up....Dusty Attic chippies are never far from my finger tips!


  1. These creations are exquisitely beautiful! Such gorgeous use of the chippies and stunning foundations of texture and colors on the background. Love them.. Loved the videos too!

  2. I really love every creation by Gabrielle, I think that she is a great artist! Nobody like Gabrielle knows to use the elements of Dusty Attic.

  3. What beautiful creations... thank you Gabrielle for all the inspiration. I sat watching the video on how to sculpt the mermaid with my mouth wide open.... Your amazing !

  4. Just incredible!! I will watch the videos now, and I have to say these are so stunningly beautiful, I will actually try to lift both the layout and your anchor frame. (I would never attempt the mermaid canvas. I know my limits:-)) Thank you for sharing!

  5. WOW, I'm always in awe of your creations! I've watched a lot of your videos and it's how I found my way here. Can't wait to see what you create next. Stunning! :)