Monday, 11 May 2015

Rusty Clock - DecoArt techniques - Board 3

This is board three in a series showing a brand new technique - flat rust, devised by myself, which can be used on both large substrates (ie card, chipboard etc) and on smaller pieces like this die-cut clock.  I am having such great fun experimenting with the decoart media range to create ways of making backgrounds and ideas for using in mixed media art work.


This flat rust technique could be applied to any die-cut you wanted and you can see the metallic effect and rusty areas on it.


The ATC base technique I am calling 'weathered painted relief' and I think this looks a bit like a chipped and rusty circuit board, but that's because I used one of the new Andy Skinner stamps. I want to try it out with different stamps and colours to see what other effects it gives me.



On the cabinet card I used layers of the acrylic paints and the transparent crackle glaze bit I must have done something wrong somewhere because it wasn't very successful, but that didn't stop me using it.


I forgot to take more photos as I was waiting for layers to dry, but I gave it a wash of titan buff to reveal what cracks did appear (and most of those have been covered up by the ATC) and I gave it a wash of quinacridone gold and then baked it with the heat gun to create little bubbles. So I still got some texture on it.


I am really looking forward to teaching these techniques next month for Country View Crafts - the details are on my side bar.


Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments both here on my blog and on face Book with these techniques.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxxx

17 comments:

massofhair said...

Great techniques Brenda, would love to attend your class, sadly you are too far away. TY for sharing:-) xxx

Jane said...

Another fab technique sample here Brenda....amazing rust effects x

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic technique, Brenda. Truly looks like rust.

Terry said...

Slowly getting around with my slowly Internet!!!! The class will really enjoy learning such rusty techniques! This is one fabulous project, Brenda! Love the rusty effect! Hugs!

June Macfarlane said...

Brilliant technique Brenda. I am loving this x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project Brenda, the technique looks amazing.
Yvonne xx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda,
This is so masculine looking and will appeal to many who like this genre, you have extended yourself laterally and come up with a unique design and a very very interesting piece.
Your rust work is amazing, what more can I say and I am so looking forward to seeing the others in the set.
Smiles:)
Sue

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful effect Brenda, amazing colours and textures.

Nan G said...

Would lot to learn your "flat rust" technique! It looks amazing! Love board 3! And must get my hands onAndy's new stamps, too. Please will you be sharing your flat rust technique on your blog in the future?

sally said...

Amazing effects, it's such a shame you're so far away, I'd love to have taken a class :-(

Sally

Joi at RR said...

Here at the ranch we have several kinds of rust removers so why would I want to "MAKE" rust???? Donno but I DO!!!!! This is incredible Brenda! Love your projects - what a fab technique. Thanks bunches for your discoveries! j.

Buttons said...

TOTALLY love the looks you've achieved here Brenda. Hard to believe what paint can be made to do in the hands of an expert. Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

Your flat rust technique is amazing! I always love to see rust looks, and you've nailed it! Great board!!!

Anita Houston said...

Your flat rust technique is amazing! I always love to see rust looks, and you've nailed it! Great board!!!

Anita Houston said...

Your flat rust technique is amazing! I always love to see rust looks, and you've nailed it! Great board!!!

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous, Brenda!! Hard to believe that is paint :-) Love all of these pieces...so wish I could take your classes!! xx Lynn

butterfly said...

Fabulous rust techniques - my favourite is the weathered layers on the circuit board - totally amazing. What a great class that will be... and I'll be stuck in Stratford upon Avon again!
Alison xx