Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dare to fly !!

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hello all...

Rajni Chawla again on the Dusty Attic Board with another new inspiration for February month. Hope you all are enjoying playing along the challenge each month. February month was pretty hectic month for me and I was totally blank for my second inspiration. I was not able to think what exactly to make. I m not too much into making lauout pieces but always want to make something thats useful and inspirational. I started up making art journal cover but ended up with a decoration piece....this generally happens with me most of the time. Hope able to inspire u again with my new creation. 


What a beautifull quote came into my mind when I saw Dusty Attic Indian Arrow chipboard. I was attracted to the beautiful carved feathers. Nature has blessed the human with unimagined power: the will to conquer the universe, the desire to know, and the curiosity of the unknown. The word impossible does not match with human nature. we have enough courage to face even our greatest fear....but only if we 
wish !!

Here is the February mood board. 

I worked with shades of blues n browns and mixed them with tones of greens to create something that can inspire me always and can match the above quote.

Feathers ,Flowers....more Flowers....and Birds !!

The blues depict the shades of sky and deep ocean, Shades of greens depict the green nature and browns depict our mother Earth. 
Here is what I came up with. 

I started a coat of gesso, then textures using DA Texture paste....lots of mixing and building layers with leftover chipboard negatives. heard it right. I have built  most of all the layers using my leftover negative pieces of chipboard that I used in my prior projects. 

Look at those small square and oval pieces....Do they look like they were waste pieces??
Actually No!!
Once textured,layered and colored they are no more waste for me. 
I try to take out maximum of what I have in my stash. Little hand fisted person I am.

I took Dusty Attic Indian Arrow charm as my main focal image for the concept. These are painted with Dusty in color, Gingernut, Dusty in Color Oceania, Dusty in color Crushed Olive and when dried painted with Dusty in color Clear Crackle medium. Little highlighting with Dusty in color Navajo White was enough to add more beauty on it. 

I have used Dusty in blooms and few bunches of Prima twigs and few flower metal charms to add  more of spring look. I have also used Dusty Attic Geometric Corners here and there. 

Another view....

Another close-up of Dusty Attic Indian Arrow. 

Few more angles showing different layers and texture. 

Can you see the negative of Dusty Attic Geometric Corners hiding behind Dusty in blooms and metal flowers. 

The chipboard piece on the edge again is the negarive of Dusty Attic Geometric Borders.m

And here is my handwritten message....yes, my son preferred and asked me to put hand written message on my project. I know my writing is not that good but not very bad too. 
 I used Black Archival 0.3 pen to write the message. 

Here is the complete list of all the Dusty Attic products I have used together. I have already linked all the products on the Dusty Attic website. For all my Indian fellow crafters, all the products are available on For more details of the products you can also personally contact Meetu Aggarwal.

Dusty Attic Indian Arrow chipboard
DA Texture paste
 Dusty in color, Gingernut
 Dusty in Color Oceania
 Dusty in color Crushed Olive
 Dusty in color Clear Crackle medium.
Dusty in color Navajo White 
Dusty in blooms 
Dusty Attic Geometric Corners 
 Dusty in color Cashmere
Dusty in color Raisin
Dusty in color Jungle Green
Dusty in Color Capri 
Dusty in color Mountains in Medow. 

If you have liked my work do leave some love and to see more of my work, you can visit my blog Passionately curious


  1. WOW WOW WOW This is awesome!
    Linda xxx

  2. Love ur work rajni mam...u r an inspiration....working on a mixed media myself....inspired by u off corse will share soon

  3. Those detailed textures look softer than feathers... I so want to try this out... colour transition is so soft... I just love love and love it...😊

  4. Really amazing and so inspiring! Biggest congrats on your semifinal round for HC, I voted for you! Here, I love the way you've used the negatives, such great inspiration! Hugs, Autumn

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous. Love the colorway and how soft your changes are. Smile on face when your son wanted you to use your own handwriting. My father passed away when I was 27, am now 67, and the one thing I cherish most of the items I have that were his was a quote he had made note of. It was in his beautiful penmanship and I think it might be the only thing that has it on it. I love the quote and his handwriting and framed it. Love your project.

  6. wow !!!! gorgeous !!!!! Thank you from MMW!!!!

  7. Wow Your work is absolutely amazing Rajni I am in awe !!! 💞

  8. Beautiful!Thanks for challenging with Mixed Media Warriors team!


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