Friday, 22 May 2015

Aged riveted metal tag - DecoArt technique - Board 4

I am pleased to show you this riveted tag which looks as though it's been lost and left outside for years. It has that decayed, aged and weathered look to it and would you believe there is no metal on it at all - it's just greyboard (chipboard). This is the fourth sample plaque I have made for my next Country View Crafts workshop and although we won't be making these boards I will be teaching six techniques for different corroded metal effects and workshop participants will use some of those techniques to alter a box in which they can keep their sample cards. I am also showed this on the Country View Crafts Project Blog on Monday.


 I made the riveted metal effect on a piece of greyboard before running it through the bigshot with Tim's small tabs and tags die.


I got so involved in the processes I forgot to take any more photos then till the end but the ATC has a three colour distress paint technique on it which many of you will know as it uses candle wax to create that chipped paint look.


The cabinet card has layers of gesso, cerulean and turquoise hue paint and washes with a splattering of the white shimmer mister before layering white crackle paste through a stencil and when dry applying a wash of raw sienna.


The background has been dipped in chipped sapphire and scattered straw distress inks and edged with walnut stain.



There are still two more techniques and boards to come in the series, so I hope you like what you see.

Have a great long weekend in England and the US.

hugs Brenda xxx

10 comments:

Dee Adams said...

i really love this a lovely combination of the worn & weathered look. Dee x

Joi at RR said...

Well - now I'm RIVETED again by your creativity Brenda. No metal at all??? Dear me - that amazing. Can't wait to see more! j.

Sue C said...

Looks fabulous Brenda! Sue C x

Buttons said...

Just LOVE it all!!! Your experience with paints is really coming to the fore with all of this amazing technique work. Looking forward to seeing more. Jenny x

Jac Desordre said...

wowsers, what a great combination you have done here, love the look heaps x

Fandhmum said...

Wow, this is amazing, Brenda
Rosie x

Shari Trumbull said...

Holy Rusty Tags, Brenda! This is amazing!! You're going to have some really excited students at your class when you teach 6 different techniques for rusty/corroded metal effects!! Sooo fun!! XOXO-Shari

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a marvelous rusty/metal look to this project Brenda! Wish I could fly over and take your class!!! Julia xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful aging techniques Brenda, the tag looks like real rusted metal and your chippy paint background is perfect! Any chance of you doing your workshop online for those of us over the pond? I'd love to learn some of these wonderful techniques from you!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic effects Brenda! xxx