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Montag, 3. April 2017

As Time goes bye - More ways to create rust - DT work for CVC

Hello dear visitors!
Here I come with my second project for our RUST challenge at Country View Challenges!
This time I made a little canvas with many rusty awesomeness =).

As I promised on my last post, I´ll show you some more ways to create rust. If you hop over to the CVC April first blogpost, you will find many different ways shown by my lovely teammates, so don´t miss!
I played around to find some more possibilities, which are not shared yet - well, not easy ;-). But I found some - please grab a cup, it is a long post ;-)

1. DecoArt Texture glass + DecoArt fluid acrylics
I took Texture glass and mixed it with some fluid acrylics in burnt sienna (sorry, no step x step here).
I dried it with my heating tool until it bubbled a little bit. Then I rubbed on top some other colors (yellow, cobalt teal hue, naphtol red light and carbon black) until I was satisfied.

2. Distress oxides and Distress Inks
Here I played a bit with my new Distress Oxides in peeled paint, broken china, walnut stain and spiced marmalade. I added some Distress Inks in rusty hinge and black soot. I layered several times, scratched in the paper and crumpled the paper. Well, I think it is not the very best rusty look, but may be as background for cards usable.

3. Acrylic paints and Decosand
For the next test I took some Acrylic paints in fitting colors and sprinkled into the wet paint some Decosand from the Discounter - this one even smells like coconut  =).
I made some step x step photos - they are speeking for themselves.

I love, how it turned out! So try it out. You can use salt or sand as well I think.

4. Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System - Bronze Patina
This one I used on my canvas. Some time ago I made a video how to use the paint system. Enjoy watching!
This is my canvas:

5. DecoArt fluid acrylics, Tinting Base + Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam + Inka Gold
I painted my gears with DecoArt fluid acrylics and after drying I added some Gimmer Glam (BonBon) and dried it with my heating tool until it bubbled. Lastly I randomly rubbed some Inka Gold on top.

Now I put all pieces together, added some "Bling" and a photo, some flowers and gears - and ready!
And here finally is the finished project!

Wow, this is really a looooooong post! All who came right here - thank you for reading!

I hope, I could inspire you and you´ll find time to join in our challenge! You can win a 20 £ gift voucher for the shop!

Thank you for stopping by!

Samstag, 1. April 2017

Travelling Art Journal, #2 - DT Project for Canvas Corp Brands

Hello dear visitors,
today I want to share my second entry in the Travelling Art Journal for Canvas Corp Brands.
As I told you last month, we have an exciting project going on at the CCB Creative Crew. We are sending our Art Journals on a travel :-). You can read more about it in my first post, where you will find a link to the in depth post at the CCB blog too.

This month I had the joy to make my entry in the wonderful Art Journal from my lovely team mate Shel C.

As you can see, I´m in a "Spring-mood" ;-).
I used many high impact paints to make my page and a new Tim Holtz stencil and the lovely bird stamps from Dina Wakley.
I made a little video, so have fun watching me creating!

Alittle close up:

This is the back of the page:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again - no later than the 1st of May to my next pages in an Travelling Art Journal!

Rust - Open sometimes forgotten doors

Hello lovely followers and visitors, welcome to April!
As usual at the first of the month I want to share with you my work for the brand new challenge at Country View Challenges!
This month it is my turn to host the challenge and I thought the theme "RUST" would be fun. 
Vintage, old and rusted things are very common and I love this look.
There are many possibilities to create faux rust on your projects with different mediums and colors and even salt, vinegar and cinnamon are cheap and easy ways to get rust.
There are also paint systems, gathered together for perfect rust look and several good commercial rusting products on the market.

I want to show you some ways to get rust or a rusty look on your projects, so you easily can make your own rusty project.

1. Real rust and patina with vinegar and salt:
You can find a whole bunch of recipes for this way of creating rust. Next day I took them out and left them to react with oxygen.
 I tried it out with some metal pieces of my stash. I mixed water with salt and vinegar and put all metal pieces in there.
 I put it outside and left it over night.
Here you can see, how the metal reacts.

 I repeated the steps two more times and this is what I got:

Well, some of the pieces are rusted really good, some didn´t. I think, some are more suitable than others, so it is a bit of try and error.

2.  Rust with Acrylic paint and cinnamon:
This is a very easy but effective way to create rust. You only need acrylic paint in brown, maybe in 
yellow and turquoise or blue and white, some gilding wax or metallic acrylic paint and of course 

Paint some corrugated cardstock (I teared it into pieces for my project), cardstock or whatever you want with brown heavy body acrylic paint.

Paint the whole surface with a generous layer of paint

Now sprinkle into the still wet paint cinnamon.
By dabbing gently over it, you make it stick to the surface.
You also can mix it with your brush at some places with your acrylic paint using your brush. You will get a nice texture!

You can repeat the process, until you are satisfied with the result.
Very easy to do - and it smells good! :-)

To give your rusted project the final touch, drybrush some blue/green/turquoise paint and metallic wax on top.

3. Rust with ironpowder and oxidation medium:
There are many kits, sets and mediums out there on the market. I didn´t try them out, so I can´t tell you, which one would be the best.
I used the rust effect set from LaBlanche. You can find a good instruction video here

Paint a gessoed surface with acrylic paint and add rust powder and/or patina effect powder.

Sprinkle the activator (different colors) on top and leave it over night. It needs time to react.

These are the first three possibilities to create rust. If you come baack the next days I´ll show you some more!

And here is my project:

And some close ups:

I hope I could inspire you with my "rusty door-part" and you will join in with our challenge this month!
Thank you for your visit! 
Have a nice weekend.

I want to join in the following challenges:

Layout "Art" - DT Project for ARTastic

Hello all, 
it´s the first of April and there is a new challenge at ARTastic!
For your inspiration there is a painting from Kenneth MacQueen - Wild Poppies.

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If you want to know more about the artist, hop over to the blog, there you´ll find interesting informations!

Now to our challenge. You can use the picture as an inpiration, may be the watercoloring, maybe the shades of grey, the flowers - whatever you like.
The only requested criteria is:  POPS OF RED on your page

This is my take on the challenge:

I was inspired by the watercoloring. I took a photo from my stash, I wanted to use for ages. Now it was the perfect one for the challenge!
I glued paper stripes on a cardstock and painted the surface with white Gesso. Then I placed the photo and drew a face matching to the eye.

I fixed the pencil drawing with some fixative spray.

Now I took some of my ecoline liquid watercolors and painted the face. Then I matted the photo and glued it down.

I took some flower stamps from PaperArtsy, stamped them with Distress Ink in weathered wood and colored them with Pastel pencils. I wrote the word "Art" with a black water soluble pencil and activated it with some water.

 I shaded the edges with Distress Ink black soot.

I decided, to leave the layout as it is and didn´t use any embellishments.

Here are some close ups

Now I hope, that you will find time to join in our challenge this month!
Thank you for dropping in today.

I was inspired by the quote and colors. ART always sets my soul on fire =))