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Friday, 7 April 2017

Playing n the Dark

with rusty metal :D

 Another technique I've been dying to try
(blames Brenda Brown)
is faux rustiness.
I started with a black card blank and a distressed piece of the
 Death's head moth(Visible Image stamp) card I made earlier
 I wanted a "rusty metal" plaque for a topper.
I started with a piece of faded gold card die cut from my scrap box.
Added some verdigris embossing powder with pva glue(makes it lumpy and crusty looking)
and rubbed over some Rusty Hinge distress ink.

 Next I added patches of antique gold and dark copper 
embossing powder with versamark to make more texture.
 Was too shiny, so I battered it with white gesso...
 stippled with orange and brown acrylic paint...
 and blended over with Rusty Hinge again
(making sure each layer was dry before adding the next)
 Finally I scrubbed over a good layer of Walnut Stain ink to dull everything down.
 Yummy lumpy pitted corrosiveness  :D
 Love the bit's of verdigris showing through.
 Once layered with a piece of torn vellum and old string I think it looks quite effective.
 Skelly certainly enjoyed the addition of  the 
Death's Head Moth mwahahahaha
 So pleased with the final effect
 Will definitely be trying this again :D

Enjoy :D XXX

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  1. I have a extreme aversion to rust. So reading this post, delighting in your card... is therapy.

  2. Now I don't mind being blamed for something as great as this. I love how you created the layers to achieve such fabulous rustiness and the moth image fits perfectly with it. Have a great weekend xxx

  3. My goodness, Gina, this is awesome!

    love Mags B x

  4. It looks like a rusty piece of metal, Gina and I love the addition of the death's head moth! The words you've chosen to go with it are a perfect match. đź–¤

  5. Gina, you did an amazing job!! This is fantastic! Big Hugs!

  6. I forgot to say, Skelly is very cute!

  7. This is fabulous Gina, nicely done with the rusting! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  8. love how you created that rusty finish - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

  9. Fantastic mix media project...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week
    Željka DTxx

  10. Wow wonderful mixed media project, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us for the Tie One On challenge at Shopping Our Stash

  11. Wonderful rusty artwork! Your plaque looks fab!
    Thank you for joining our challenge over at Country View Challenges this month! Evelyn xx

  12. Fab rusty look and awesome layering of different elements. Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness this month, hope to see you soon again.

  13. Even rust is lighter than the dark before dawn. Thanks for sharing at Dream in Darkness

  14. Love the "rust" so cool! Fabulous texture and images, love it!Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Dream in Darkness!~kim