Friday 6 April 2018

Rusty and Crusty at AVJ

Rusty and Crusty - what a great theme and one I think I've gone to town on lol ...... but it took me ages and many designs to get this finished. Do you ever get one of those projects where you really can't find a way to finish it off? But I got there.
So the lovely Autumn is our host this week at A Vintage Journey and she says -
"Many of us love rust and enjoy looking for new ways to get that authentic look of crusty peeling metal. For this challenge include some rust in your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project, whether it be the real thing, a faux technique or just a rust colour on your project."

Start with my media board which is 12 1/2 x 18 cms.
Edge the media board with heavy gel medium and sprinkle in some art balls and micro beads for different sized textures.

With a palette knife spread over some thin texture sand paste, blast with a heat gun and leave to finish drying. 

Paint a good coat of black gesso over the media board getting into all the little recesses and dry. The edges looked a bit sparse after I took this photo so I added some more texture sand paste inbetween the small art balls. 

Daub and stipple raw umber, burnt umber and paynes grey media acrylic over it. This looked better.

For the next layer I took a piece of embossed card, adhered it to thin greyboard and scraped sand texture paste over it.

I then used one of Andy's quick rust techniques as a starting point but bringing in some lighter 
patina colours as well for contrast. I sealed the surface with grey gesso (black and white gesso mixed) dried it and then added washes of yellow oxide mixed with raw umber and cobalt turquoise mixed with raw umber on the surface together and dried.

Next came a watery coat of quinacridone gold, some neat painted around the edges and then a layer of ultra matte varnish.

To finish I gathered some bits and pieces to embellish the two boards having more rusty fun with a wooden heart and white crackle paint.

I also added some remnant rubs for more interest.

There we have my contribution to the Rusty and Crusty theme and I hope you like the different ways I achieved the rusty and the crusty effects lol. I'm sure you will enjoy popping over to see what else the Creative Guides have created for you.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx