Sunday, April 30, 2017

Rich By a Fountain

Hi everyone! Melissa here with my entry for the Dusty Attic April Mood Board Challenge. I was inspired by the gold and green colors, and the rustic feel of the mood board.  I took this photo of my husband Rich in San Francisco by the Ghiradelli Square Fountain.  We were driving from California to New York for a job transfer, this beautiful city was one of our stops.

To make this page I first decorated the Dusty Attic chipboard with beads, gold paint, mica flakes,micro beads, glitter, and clear crackle.I applied some gauze to watercolor paper with a little gesso, then  painted a watercolor mat with Lindy's, and put the photo on. I made some layers underneath with 7 Dots papers and corrugated cardboard. I glued on the chipboard. 

With a wide paintbrush I painted on water over the whole page,then applied stripes of Lindy's and water I'd mixed. I wasn't happy with the results, it looked too busy, so I dabbed and painted on gesso. I tried misting with Tattered Angels but it was still too busy looking, so I put on more gesso.  I rubbed on green brocade Finnabair's opal magic wax, and dry brushed on some gold paint. The texture of the paper shows through the paint.

I used 49 and Market flowers, a little Tim Holtz metal,and some 7 Dots stickers.

Thank you so much for looking!

This is my entry for the Dusty Attic April 2017 Challenge



  1. Melissa this is absolutely beautiful. I love treatment you have given your chipboard here and your interpretation of this month's moodboard is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at the Dusty Attic.