Friday, February 23, 2024

Erste Frühlingsboten


 Hello everyone!


On a walk in the woods we spotted the first signs of spring this year - snowdrops. 

 At Dusty Attic, I quickly found the matching chippies. 

They were decorated with a little paint to match the grey season. 

To represent snow and ice residue, deco ice and 

artificial snow were sprinkled into the still damp paint.




 some details

 used chipboards  


Flower Buds #1 DA0849 

One With Nature DA3446

Mini Birds on a Wire  DA1173

Birds a field DA0749

Leafy Frame Set #2 DA1358

Get Framed – Distressed Square DA2672 

 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!



Saturday, February 17, 2024

Forest lantern


 Hello everyone!

Today, I am presenting a new lantern project. 
This simple model features open rectangular apertures made of birch wood, 
designed to match a forest theme. 
I glued perspex sheets onto three sides, leaving the fourth open
 so that a simple electric tea light can be placed inside. 
To decorate the lantern, I added a few filigree MDF parts, 
dividing them into different sections and gluing them on individually.
 As the original colour of the MDF parts contrasted well with the 
light birch wood tone, 
I didn't change their colour. 



used shapes





Thanks for stopping by


Friday, February 9, 2024

Lantern 'Dance of Snowflakes'


  Hello everyone!

 Magical and dreamy, with snowflakes gently dancing in the sky, 

this lantern inspired me to create a snowy winter forest scene.



I primed the object with white acrylic paint and then highlighted it with brown acrylic paint using the dry brush technique. In the centre, I hung a transparent acrylic glass ornament, a little ballerina (before it was a christmas tree ornament).

I added a white cuddly skirt with tulle and small punched-out snowflakes to the ballerina. 

At the bottom of the lantern, there is an LED bottle bottom light, and above it, a big snowflake that has been glittered blue in some places. 

When the light is switched on, it looks like the snowflake is dancing over a frozen lake.   



  used chipboards  


DA3662  MDF Lantern #2 


DA1696  Mini Icicles 

DA2677  Snowflakes #1 Small

DA2609  Winters Forest #1



some details


 Thanks for your visit!
 I hope you find inspiration!

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Spring Greetings- Homedecor


 Hello everyone!


The last month of winter has begun, and the longing for spring is great.

 Today, I present to you a new upcycling project. 

I found it in an old scramble box; it was missing two rabbits, but I liked it very much.

 So, I had the idea to make the whole thing prettier with a few Calico Craft shapes.



I used leftover wood-paper wallpaper to cover the rabbits, and aged the edges with walnut ink.

 Then, I created a spring landscape using only a few pieces, 

leaving the shapes in their original colours and highlighting them 

with a small amount of white acrylic paint.



With a matching Easter egg from my stock I filled in the missing part.


some close up's

 used MDF shapes


Fallen Tree Branch

Tall Picket Fence Panel

Snowdrop - MDF Floral Wood Shape

Alert Rabbit

Daffodil Flower


 Thanks for stopping by..

new lantern project will follow 😀