Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Dream - Jen Burns

I have many things that I love, Reindeer, Rocking Horses, Crowns, Fleur DeLis, Shabby anything, birds, bird cages, Wings and of corse along with birds comes feathers and butterflies and dragon flies !
(I even have a feathers tattoo around a dream catcher symbol on my thigh!)
So this layout pretty much sums up some of the things I love all in one creation !
This paper is just stunning and perfect for this photo that a gorgeous Jen Hall took at Camp Mojo !

I have used two pieces of the same sheet to 3D the butterflies and moths and I have used the back to matt my photo as well.


I started with adding Dusty Attic Chocolate paint to the new DA Texture Paste and using the Fan stencil added extra pattern and depth to the top and bottom corners and here and there over the entire page.
  Fan Stencil DA1320  
Hot Chocolate DA 0923

Texture Paste  DA 1218

I then added doodling around the edges and different designs of washi tapes and triangles added around as well.

Mini tutorial on making your own feather pebbles :
Stick your feathers to the paper with double sided tape and place your clear pebble over the piece you want to use. Cut around the pebble and sand, then ink around the edges
Wha-Lah, done !

I have used the circle frame set as the dream catchers and wound wool around the edges. Gold thread and beads complete the web section of the Dream catcher

Circle frame set DA0490

The feathers I have inked with a brown and golden green ink pads then used 13 Arts Gold Glitter paint and gold thread and beads to finish them off. These feather charms are some of my absolute favorites of Dusty Attics !

Feather Charm #2 DA1381

Feather Charm #3 DA1382
Feather Charm #4 DA1383
Behind the large dream catcher are craft feathers, white and brown mixed together, the photo is mounted using the back of the second piece of paper with some chipboard behind it to add height.

I have added Metal embellishments, the Crown and mini feathers with beads. 

Lightly brushed the 13 Arts Gold glitter paint over the mini feathers and added a new bird design that allows you to have the background as anything you wish as they are two pieces where one sits on top of the other.

Mini Feathers DA0650

Doves DA1407

Tucked into the ripped edge Peep hole are some more fluffy craft feathers, with washi tape and another layered dove. I have added Liquid pearls to the paper as little dots randomly on the page, the wings and on the metal crown.

 I used to do Paper Tole and love it when I can add other crafts I have learnt into my creations - hence why I usually get two or three pieces of the same paper, to make sure I have enough to 3D the main elements. Helmar "Liquid Scrap Dots" (LSD) is what I use to keep the wings up for the flying type of effect.
Thank you for joining me today

Jen xox
Jen Burns


  1. Awesome Jen! Those feathers are stunning!

  2. Jen you created such a lovely layout, i love all you fantastic details. And love the way you used the awesome chipboards. Lovely doves, pretty butterflies as well. And it's such a lovely pic of you.
    Thank you for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  3. Wow...Wow...Wow...What you did with those feathers is absolutely incredible!!! The entire layout is completely gorgeous!!! I love every single detail!! xo