Saturday 25 September 2021

Love you To the Moon and Back - with Dusty Attic

Good morning how are you? Do you find that seasons/ weather finds its way in your creating? I do and I am a huge fan of the wet, wild and windy winters.... I love walking on the beach when the wind is at full pelt.

So like my first post which was based on the beach, neutral tones of summer, this canvas was inspired by the wild, winter we have had in Western Australia.

Nothing like blending some industrial elements with the softness of some flowers and of course some key Dusty Attic Chipboard.

This canvas started out with some amazing hope and what got translated from my head into reality.... ohhhhhh where to start.

I wanted a moody piece instead of something bright, so I went against my normal colour combos.

Its one of those perseverance stories and I am happy I did, it nearly ended in the bin. I stuck everything down started adding colour and just couldnt get it right, thought why not just spray paint everything back to white.....

This is the time the wheels fell off.... the under colour didnt block it kept coming up over the spray paint.

Ok so clearly I have no choice is to embrace this... now I have huge white spots and denim blue colours... feeling like I cant stuff it up any more.... I add silver... this is when I am thinking about throwing it the bin.... 

We will see if a good night sleep will change my mind.

Once the colours have dried, a purple tone appeared, so why not go with the flow and add lilac to the palette.

This is when the winter, cold, icy tones started to work.... and this is when an accident became a stunning canvas. All it needs is to make it a bit more feminine, the Nunkea Moon was added.

The moon added to the curves of the cogs and added a softer feel, and all it needed was some lilac splattered on the white spray painted moon to tie it to the background.

To finish off a nice, crisp white title and the canvas is complete.

So while your creating just push through worst case spray it white and start again. 


Love you to the moon …

We would love to see your take on our moodboard.  Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook page. Why not enter the Mood Board challenge yourself? 

All you need to do is add your take of the challenge into the comments section on the Dusty FANattics Facebook page HERE for your chance to win one of two amazing $50 Credits to choose any. 

Good Luck and have fun creating.

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