Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Lost and Found - rust effects for CVC

This is my second rust project for the challenge at Country View Challenges and I think this sort of ended up how I imagined yet it is so different for me. All the time as I kept adding more colours I was imagining Lucy Mabel Attwell pictures. Many of them had similar tones of strong colours in them.


Process Steps
Use modelling paste and create lots of texture with stencils and leave it to fully dry.


Add embellishments with matte medium and leave to fully dry, preferably overnight.


Give it a coat of white gesso prime everything to take the next layers of colour.


I mixed all my own colours for this piece as I wanted to create a vintage palette something like this as found on Pinterest


Start to mix the colours in a pallette .....


Then use the colours to paint over the embellishments one colour at a time.


Dribble the paints, spritz them with water, dab with kitchen towel if required and dry each layer before adding the next.


On to the next colour .......


.... and the next ......


..... then return to all the colours and repeat the technique again till you're happy with the result.


When everything is dry take raw umber, burnt umber, paynes grey with a water spritzer .......


and quinacridone gold to add in some rusty areas.


Here are some close ups of the effects. I'm sorry about the photos but whether they were taken inside or out of a light tent didn't seem to matter, they all look a little odd to me.





Thanks for reading through the post. I hope you are able to gain a little inspiration from it even if it's not totally your style either.



Enjoy the rest of the week.

hugs Brenda xxx


35 comments:

Valerija said...

This is adorable Brenda. I love all the details.
Valerija xx

Gina said...

OH my Goodness!!! Each time I think I've seen my fav piece by you...you go make something like this! Totally totally awesome! The close up photos look like watercolour paintings. You could use them as prints for future projects :D XXX

Sophie said...

Wahnsinn, Brenda, das ist wieder ein weiteres Meisterstück von dir.
Diese vielen Arbeitsgänge machen mich fast schwindlig.
Es ist ein unglaubliches Werk.
Du steckst jedesmal so viel Zeit und Herzblut in deine Kunst.
Und immer wieder überrascht du mich mit einer neuen eindrucksvollen Arbeit.
Super schön, liebe Brenda.

Danke für deine Besuche auf meinem Blog, und deine lieben Kommentare.
Ich freue mich immer sehr darüber, wenn auch meine Arbeiten ein wenig Anklang haben.
Vielen Dank.
Und heute strahlt die Sonne vom blauen Himmel, (noch!) aber es hat ziemlich gefroren.
Nur in der Sonne ist es schon warm, sie hat schon große Kraft.

Liebe Grüße, und einen schönen sonnigen Tag, wünscht dir Sophie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Bucketsful of inspiration Brenda!! It was great to see how this was created - still not sure I am brave enough! The colours are so beautifully vintage! Hugs, Chrisx

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant Brenda, I so love rusty stuff. Must have a look at this challenge. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is AMAZING! You crack me up with your amazing art and imagination,great to see that progress, thank you for sharing! hugs Susi

Patty O'Malley said...

Love this, Brenda! Beautiful!

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful layout and gorgeous colour palette. Love how you have maintained light and shade in the composition xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow! Such a fabulous layout and a stunning colour palette but what a transformation when you added the "rust"! It was beautiful already but the addition of the rust gave so much depth. Thank you for the wonderful step by step x

Luvcreatincards said...


Ohhhhhhh wow Brenda,
What a lovely entry for this challenge, there is sooo much detail and such delightful
layering included and the rusty effect you have achieved a gorgeous. Thank you for kindly sharing your step by step explanation too. I certainly think you have done a fantastic job.
Warmest best wishes from France.
Susanne xxx

Team Clark said...

I echo Gina's statement exactly. This really wows me and makes me want to get my paints out!!! Unbelievable. Hugs, Autumn

Craftyfield said...

Lovely canvas Brenda! I wouldn't add anything either...

Redanne said...

This is truly stunning Brenda, I just love the stencilling, the layout of the pieces, the gorgeous colours - particularly the rusty elements. I have been sadly lacking in mojo recently but you have made me want to get my paints out and have a go now, so thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

Elly said...

I'm mostly crazy about rust effects but in this case, i really do love the washed out effect you've created, too.♥♥♥

Jane said...

Hi Brenda, I think it's a gorgeous piece, a muted rust which is brilliant. I think sometimes working outside our comfort zone brings out the best in us and this certainly did with you. I love all these paint effects. I want to buy some more media paints, still deciding which ones as Matt and Vicky gave me a gift voucher for my bday. Take care, hugs xxx

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous canvas, the textures and the colours look beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Littlelamb said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Just love it. Thank you for explaining how you did it. Must try.

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow you really are one mega talented lady Brenda....but you don't need me to tell you that do you,this is STUNNING!!
Hugs
Donna xx

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS! I LOVE the colors and all the yummy texture!

Lisa said...

This should be hanging in a gallery somewhere!! Wow!! I am in awe!! What a spectacular project, Brenda!! I love seeing how it all came together because I could never create something this amazing!! The texture, the colors, everything is stunning!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Rita said...

Wow Brenda. So so pretty and adorable too. The Care and attention that has been put into this one makes for a really interesting card. Love it Lots. Hugs Rita xxx

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, I LOVE this! The colors and the texture are so rich and the design is spot on! I wish I could create like this! So inspiring! Sending hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

Wow Brenda! I really love how the deep browns brought everything up to the top of the canvas!! I mean, they really made your pieces POP! Very rustic,vintagy and rich!
Beautiful!
Jackie xx

Hazel Agnew said...

A brilliant tutorial, a brilliant piece of art! Know what you mean about Mabel Lucy Attwell, but that's an age thing. I imagine that this was a very soothing piece to create Brenda. I love it! xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous canvas board, Brenda! Super tutorial! It was great to see the whole process in pictures! I love how you arranged your elements! xxx

Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Brenda, the colours and texures are perfect as is the composition. Have a very happy weekend. Sue xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh,Brenda, this is stunning! I love all the elements and the soft coloring, and especially how you've treated the two words. Absolutely gorgeous.

Miriam said...

Amazing project Brenda - love it!! And your tutorial is great - I must have a go at this myself!

butterfly said...

That's gorgeous - the colourful look suits you, especially once those trademark rusty browns set in to really bring the whole thing to life. Strange how decay should liven things up, but there you go... Fabulous!
Alison x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a fantastic project, great structure and colours I love this!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Juls said...

Gorgeous... so lovely, to see it all come together xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, fantastic mixed colours, they work so well together and I love where the colour almost looks embedded into the Paste. I am so impatient when waiting for,things to,dry. Love the rusty touches and the butterfly is gorgeous. Tracy x

Lisa H said...

this is so cool!!! i love it! The colors and composition are gorgeous.

Carol said...

Love both of your DT projects for CVC this month - love the rusty canvas xx

A Pink said...

A gorgeous piece! Brenda . You took me back when you mentioned Mabel Lucy Atwell and can see what you mean with the colour tones.
Love all the textured stenciling and thank you so much for sharing the process. It was great to see how it developed .
hugs x

Apologies for being so late to your post. I'm hoping to get on top of visits over the next few weeks x