Here's a great technique that I've seen used several times in different ways and with different products so I thought I would share it today as it's a technique I love to use when I want a rusted and pitted effect.
Paint the substrate by applying a layer of acrylic paint(s) using a wet wipe, paint brush, palette knife, old credit card, sponge and creating a layered effect. I decided to use all blues with some white and didn't want the blue paint to soak straight into the card so I scraped an very thin layer of white tinting base over to seal the surface and give me some more wiggle time to move the paints around. I wiped over the colours with a baby wipe blending them together and finished by dipping into watery washes of the same. (then forgot to take a photo!!!)
At this point either leave it plain or stamp it (as in my sample linked below) or as in my case this time round, I decided to stencil over the colour. I mixed together some gesso and white modeling paste and used a lovely Tando Creative stencil. Leave to dry although you can help it along with a heat gun.
Apply clear embossing ink and ultra thick clear embossing powder and before heating use a scrunched piece of kitchen towel to dab over and remove some of the powder from the surface.
Heat the powder until it becomes clear and shiny.
Paint over the surface with brown and quinacridone paints and work into the cracks.
Leave it for about 45 seconds to a minute and then wipe back with a damp babywipe - you see the pitted areas showing - leaving some of the paint on the surface creates a very grungy effect.
But I wanted to show you what it looks like if you knock it back more and how you can get a cleaner effect but still see pitted areas - this is created by wiping over until you have taken almost all the paint off the shiny surface. So the effects can be controlled to your preference.
Here's one I made recently and stamped on before adding the embossing powder, I used it in a shadow box project, click here to be transported over to see it.
If you are keeping track of these techniques through Pinterest here's the next graphic for you.
Thanks for stopping by - enjoy experimenting with the technique and please let me know on Face Book if you use it.
Have a great week.
hugs Brenda xxx
Thanks for sharing another really interesting technique - love the effect
Love love love this! I seem to forget all these wonderful techniques so this series is fabulous thank you! Xxx
Stunning effect of this technique Brenda! TFS
This technique comes out looking so very good. On my next to try list. and thank you for making it so easy to pin; thanks as always for sharing.
COOL BEANS! I always love using EP in any way possible. I have done this before, but not with clear. Love that you can see the base layer. So so pretty! Hugs, Autumn
What a brilliant technique Brenda, definitely one to try. I love your technique Tuesdays! xx
Another wonderful technique Brenda you've shared. Just to let you know I'm of course bookmarking all of these to refer to later ;)
Oh my gosh, amazing!! I want to run to my craft room right now and try this!! What a stunning look!! Bookmarking this for future reference!! Have a great day, Brenda!! Big hugs :)
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This is one of those fabulous techniques that make you think 'how did she do that?!' - and now I know - thanks so much for sharing these wonderful techniques with us Brenda! This one is amazing... Hoping your ankle is much improved now. Hugs, Anne xx
A fantastic technique and it looks amazing - I will pin your techniques for later refering and to share them.
Hi Brenda, this is a great idea to save these techniques on Pinterest so you know where to find them when you need some inspiration. Love the way you've used it. Hope the ankle is much better too. Take care and happy crafting, Angela xXx
Oh I love this one!!!! reminds me of old worn enamel kitchen utensils....*that I would still be using lol* XXX
Super effect and such an interesting technique, the rusty effects look super, - one to remember....
This looks fabulous, thanks for sharing.
What a great rusting effect Brenda! Pinned for future reference!! Julia xx
A brilliant pitted glaze - so clever and so effective.
Will surely have to try this my friend.Great technique xx
Fabulous grungy effect, Brenda. Will keep this technique in mind. TFS
SUPER NEAT Brenda! Xj.
Thanks for sharing yet another great technique Brenda that creates such a fabulous effect.
WOW! I do love this technique!! Stunning! I liked it even more when you knocked it back further- thank you Brenda!
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