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