Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2020

Mixed Media Steampunk Bottle

  Welcome to our annual Summer Special, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

 I would like to invite you to play along with our two months 
 It is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one again and instead of the usual month you have until the end of August to enter up to five (instead of the usual three) entries this time.

I was inspired to create a steampunk bottle in altered art. 
I discovered my new creative passion in the last weeks. I simply love to work 
with moulds and modelling clay. 
Here is an upcyling idea, I used a liquor bottle as base
 and modeled with silicone moulds as well as self  by hand.

 Tips & Tricks 

I used silicone moulds from several brands (Prima Marketing, Katy Sue design, Stamperia)
 and always worked with airdrying modelling clay and construction adhesive.

 I always find it exciting to not only use the casts as a whole, but to share them and puzzle them together in a new way to create completely new pictures and impressions.

 This looks a bit wild at first, but with a good primer it will become respectable again. 
For this I like to use the chalky finish paints from DecoArt.

But modelling by yourself is also fun and reminds you of childhood days, when you liked to play with plasticine.
 These are my first attempts to form corals. 

I formed small balls and drilled holes into them with a wooden rod. The starfish was created with the help of a small plastic ball and a comb, sounds a bit adventurous, but you use it to create the linear structures. I just realized that it would be better to illustrate it with pictures, but as I said the first tries, there are no pictures, but if you are interested, I will do it in a new project.  

As there are many structures and deepenings in the casts, the work
with liquid colours like spray paint or distress ink is always very effective.
For a cool finish look I love to use only some wax cremes,
here Metallic Lustre 'Lavish Green', Champagne Ice and 'Iced Espresso'.

 some close up's

 My  teamies at SASPC have come up with many
inspiring and different versions
on this Steampunk/ Industrial summer special challenge.

Please have a look and feel you inspired to create your own idea.
We are looking forward to see your new creations!

Happy summertime!


Montag, 29. Juni 2020

Mixed Media Bottle - Under the Sea DT Dusty Attic

Welcome creative friends!

I was inspired to create a steampunk bottle in altered art, because
I discovered my creative passion for upcycling projects, especially for glass bottles.

 I used a liquor bottle as base and worked with some awesome chipboards and some mixed media products from Finnabair, DecoArt and Ranger.



 Tips & Tricks

 1 I glued all the chipboards and texture elements with 
    construction adhesive on the glass bottle

 2 primed with two chalky finish paints from DecoArt

3 I love to use diluted colours - here two Distress Sprays

        colours for the deepenings, this creates interesting effects

4 some grungy effects with Rust Effect Paste (Finnabair)
   and highlighted with wax cremes

some close up's

I was in love with this special porthole, it consists of two parts, 
which are glued together, a porthole with 3D effect, my favourite.
I extended it with two pipes suitable to steampunk style.

 and another favourite of mine, this very amazing seadragon
created with embossing powder and diluted acrylic paint

 The bottle had an inappropriate imprint embossed in the glass on the side, 
which had to be concealed. The new borders were ideally suited for this.

 in illuminate state with battery cylinder lighting

used Dusty Attic chipboards

can you find here

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!


Samstag, 27. Juni 2020

Altered Art Bottle - Mystical forest stories

Hello creative friends!

I was so inspired from Claudia's romantic project 'Be still and listen', where she created a little, forgotten garden arbour, that I thought on mysterial forest stories with a door to another world.

 I create a illuminated mixed media bottle in shabby chic style with some natural structures. 
I love it to use only a few colours and let structures speak for them.

 Tips & Tricks

 Russian Revival Style Window 

is simply beautiful, but I would use it as door with more liveliness

I used a silicone mould (Katy Sue design) with air modelling clay, but only the outer frame

these cast was glued with construction adhesive on the MDF shape

some of you knows, that I had a passion for shelves
here I created a shelf with 

Trefoil Border Shape - MDF Mixed Media Board

 I simply sawed it apart in the middle and used one part of it as a support and the other as a support surface. With construction adhesive and a little patience it holds on the glass bottle.

some close up's



which Calico Craft Parts I used: 
can you find here

 in illuminated state

Some other questions, how I create this upcycling glass bottle ???
 please feel you free to ask me!

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!


Freitag, 26. Juni 2020

Survival package DT Dusty Attic Moodboard

Welcome creative friends!

 Today a new inspiration for our June Moodboard by Dusty Attic.

Do you know this??

It's always difficult to find the right gift for a man. I was looking for something fun and practical for Father's day. Then I came up with the idea of packing a survival bag with everything that makes you happy and useful on that day.



Because it's a gift bag for a man I only chose mainly the darker version of colours  from the June Moodboard.

To enter the challenge just add your own take in the comments section of the Dusty FANattics Facebook page (so easy to enter) this is for your chance to win one of two amazing chipboard packs.

 I used a craft paper bag and some papers from Maja Design for the background design.

I hope I could inspire you 

to take time again for the beautiful things in life!

  We are looking forward to see what you come up 

with this months challenge.


Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!



Freitag, 19. Juni 2020

Lavender Garden DT Maja Design

Welcome Maja friends!

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout to a natural garden theme. 

I love this time in my garden when the lavender is in bloom and it's a beautiful characteristic
 because the dried lavender flowers keep their scent for an extremely long time.
They are ideal for decoration, potpourris and to fill sachets.

 I used the paper sheet 'Lace' from the - Denim & Girls - paper collection as background and some cut outs from Vintage Spring Basics collection.  Matching the nature theme I added some chipboards from Dusty Attic, some remnants of lace & jute, sisal, dried & artificial lavender flowers and branches to the mixed media layout. 

some close up's

 here I used the 'Juliette Balcony' - a chipboard from Dusty Attic 
in weathered wood optic made with a crackle medium and distress inks

 Thanks for your visit!
Wish you a good time!

Samstag, 13. Juni 2020

Ocean Bliss - Homedecor in Shabby Chic Style

Hello creative friends!

Today a new SEA inspired project, it's a center piece in vintage shabby chic style.

I love it to use  a crackle medium for the MDF shapes,
here Weathered Wood from DecoArt.

This new maritime project found its place on 
a handmade fret saw shelf and now adorns my living room table.

I hope I could inspire you !!!

Happy crafting!

Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2020

Love is in the air - DT Dusty Attic

WElcome creative friends!

May is known here to be the best month to get married. 
But in these difficult times it's not always easy connected with many difficult decisions,
 many celebrations are postponed.
So I needed a little joyful cheering present for a dog fan just like me. 
I created a mixed media collage in grunge style, 
which will be glued on a canvas and used as a new wall decoration.

some close up's

a friendly bright sunshine (stencil from DecoArt) 
added with white Modeling Paste and highlighted with golden wax creme

the edges were decorated with white crackling paste applied unevenly with a palette knife
 and then stamped with a texture stamp and brown Archival inkpad

for the lettering I used a special dark blue embossing powder 'Salted Navy Enamel' from Emerald Creek 

afterwards I used golden and brown wax cream and finally everything 
was painted over again in dry brush technique with white gesso

Happy crafting!

Thanks for your visit!