Saturday, January 10, 2015

NEW Video Tutorial: Dusty Attic & Shimmerz Paints Canvas


Hello Dusty Attic Fans!  Gabrielle here with you today! I just got back from a little R and R up at my brother's lake house over the holidays, and got playing with some of my new (and old favorite) Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and a variety of beautiful Shimmerz Paints!  I created a Video Tutorial for this one (see below) so you can follow step by step how this one was made :)


I used the inspiring January Moodboard from Dusty Attic to create my canvas design.  The idea is to use the photo, colors and descriptive words to launch your creativity.  If you would like to play along with us and create a project using the moodboard, be sure to add your link to the right side column at the top of the Dusty Attic blog. The only set rule to play along in this monthly challenge is to use the Moodboard as your inspiration and that you must use Dusty Attic chipboard in your project.  An awesome prize of a $100.00 gift voucher is up for grabs each month! That is a whole lotta gorgeous chippies, who wouldn't want a shopping spree like that!


Here is a list of the Dusty Attic chipboard pieces I used for my 'Peace' Mixed Media canvas:

- Number Grid (small)
- Skeleton Clock Frames Set
- Monarch Butterflies
- Vine Borders
- Jumbo Cogs
- Cogs #1
- Mini Cogs
- Sea Gulls
- Swirly Vines #4 Small
- Mini Grasses
- Elegant Swirl #13
- 'Peace' Title Chippie
- Vintage Keys


I carefully chose colors to match the colors in the Dusty Attic Moodboard, and to do that I reached for my beautiful Shimmerz Paints!  Here are the Shimmerz Paint colors I chose to create the canvas design:

SHIMMERZ PAINTS:
- Tuscan Sun Sprtiz
- Don't Be Suede Coloringz
- Heidi Ho Blue Coloringz
- A Shade of Grey Coloringz
- Moody Mauve Coloringz
- Spiced Cider Blingz
- Good As Gold Inklingz
- Blue My Mind Inklingz
- Gosh Garnet Inklingz

So now, grab yourself a cup of coffee/or tea,....I've created a Video Tutorial so you can watch step by step how I made this mixed media canvas design...Enjoy!...



I hope you enjoyed watching my video tutorial.  It's always fun to create a mixed media project with Dusty Attic chipboard!  I chose nature elements like butterflies, birds, grasses and vines to reflect the tranquil, peaceful feeling the moodboard created for me.  Here are a few close-ups of the project...


I always love to combine mechanical elements like clocks and cogs with nature elements like butterflies, vines and birds.


Here you can see a close-up of some of the textures and colors that I added to the project.


Adding adhesive gems is a fun way of adding a new dimension to your chipboard pieces.


And finally a full front view of the canvas design.  I hope I've inspired you to give a mixed media canvas a try!  

.....AND....Dusty Attic has great news this month!  If you didn't already know, Dusty Attic now has a new Website, where both Retail and Wholesale orders can be put in!  That's right, you can now order directly from Dusty Attic.  And to start everyone off with a great new year, Jennifer Hedger has a Special for the month of January!  20% Off all Wholesale AND Retail orders!  Just use the coupon code: happy 2015
and you will receive 20% off your whole order!

ALSO...

If you are looking to stock up on some of those gorgeous Shimmerz Spritz's and Inklingz I used on this project (or some other colors you've been wanting to purchase), you can order Shimmerz Paints online directly from their Store HERE.  NOTE:  You can receive a FREE/Bonus Shimmerz Paint product in the color of your choice on your next order of Shimmerz paints by mentioning my name in the 'Instructions to Merchant/seller' part of your order!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope I will continue to keep you inspired this year!  Your kind words and feedback always make my day! xo




28 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

This canvas just leaves me in awe! It is so breathtakingly beautiful! I absolutely love it. I'm so glad you did a video--am off to watch it.

Kathy Bradley said...

I can't tell you how much your work amazes me - it's absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your tutorial - especially for us beginners.

Crystal Hanlan said...

You make it look so easy - You are so talented. Absolutely beautiful work. Thank you for the video, as always, really enjoyed it.

Romy said...

Gosh, this is just stunning...as stunning as can be! You're one mixed media queen :)

Carol said...

This is stunning, gorgeous colour combo.

Cindy said...

This is so pretty. I just love it. Thanks for making the You Tube videos. So much fun to watch you create!

Bev Hayne said...

Welcome home, and Happy New Year my dear!!! Your "Peace" canvas is simply superb Gabi...can't wait to watch the video.

Seadragon said...

This is stunning Gabrielle! Gorgeous colours and the selection of chippies and textural items you used go together so very well. I love this beautiful piece!

Shona said...

so amazing :)

Lizzyc said...

Really love the canvas and totally loved watching the video too"

Kirsten McComas said...

Your work always emanates depth and beauty on so many levels.. you're truly a very talented lady!

Brenda C said...

Colors are amazing and you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness this is just amazing and so neat to watch your progress!

Polinka_Vaselinka said...

Очень красиво !

Sharon Kennedy said...

Beautiful! Now I have another project on my must do list. Thank you for providing the video-it was amazing to watch from beginning to finished project. Love, love, love it!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow wow wow hun, this is stunnigly beautiful, hugs Liz xx

Janene said...

Absolutely beautiful (as always)! Love it - thank you for sharing

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, so nice to see the process! Eyecandy!

Mari Edvalson said...

What a wonderful creation!

cathylynn said...

This is totally gorgeous!!! As always I love watching your videos! You are truly gifted!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Rea' said...

Beautiful creation !

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Crystal, I really appreciate your kind feedback! xo

Debbie said...

Gabrielle, I was wondering if the spray mists plug as bad as the Tim Holtz sprays.. I'm not able to do any work today because all the bottles don't work.. Thank you

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Debbie, I haven't tried the Tim Holtz sprays (I think I have a couple in my stash, so I will try tem out)...I don't think I've come across a brand that hasn't had at least one dudd bottle in the bunch (and I've tried out about 6 or 7 brands)...so do I have any Shimmerz bottles that plugged, yes, I have had one that clogged....but I have a LOT of Shimmerz sprays and I would say over all, they work very well. xo

Velma Brasseur said...

Such a lovely piece of art. I saw your journal cover video also, and am inspired to attempt something! Thank you for giving so much beauty.

Julie said...

Gorgeous! So glad I stumbled across your blog!

Carmen ChM said...

HOLA BUENOS DÍAS,COMO COMPRAR TODOS LOS MATERIALES NECESARIOS Y SI ENVÍAN EL PAQUETE A ESPAÑA ??

Frances Naeve said...

Your art is so gorgeous it hurts my eyes to look at it! LOL. It is beyond beautiful.

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