Hi there everyone.
Today I’m sharing a scrapbook layout featuring quite a lot of “The Dusty Attic” chipboard. In particular the moon and the little houses designed by Nuneka Box.
The photo is of me and my husband at one of our steampunk events. The photo was taken in a “moon booth” or “paper moon booth” which used to be popular at carnivals in the 1920s and 30s.
So it seemed very fitting to put it together with the beautiful dusty attic moon.
I painted all my little houses, moon, and cogs with black gesso then constructed the village and moon scene independently before attaching it to my 12x12 paper. It meant I could do almost all my mixed media painting and spraying without getting the paper wet too often.
Sadly, when it came time to add my “to the moon and back” quote (also from The Dusty Attic.) I couldn’t find it at first but then… oh dear… I found it face down in a tray with some watered down black gesso in it. Oops. So that’s very much the worse for wear and I will need to replace it at some point.
But in fairness, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through a project without some disaster or another befalling it lol.
So for now, we are going to say it’s “aged and distressed” 🙄
Once everything, except the photo and quote, was glued onto the paper, I added touches of the paint under and around the houses, sprayed with a water mister and then let the paint flow out a little. I also added paint splatters around the page.
The last step was to add the photo and the “distressed quote”.
We won’t tell anyone about that little accident. 😉