Monday, 16 April 2018

Crackling rusty goodness ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I decided to see if I could create a dimensional canvas piece with lots of crackle, rust and texture and here it is ...
A 148 mm square plaque
Lots of lovely texture and depth
The beautiful roses
The layered butterflies
All the yummy details

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Inky Mess Challenge #18 Mixed Media Anything Goes
A Vintage Journey Challenge Rusty & Crusty April
This was a board I had previously decorated but with acrylic paint 
and Sparkle Medium, it was boring so I decided to upcycle it!
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Elegant Jewels:
The red/orange background was inspired by deep rich garnet and rubies, 
my favourite jewels, and the stencilling by smoky quartz
Love to Create Challenge #7 Mixed Media Anything Creative Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Round in Circles
UnstampaBelles Challenge April Use vellum or acetate

Here is what I did:
1. Apply two layers of gesso to hide the old design and Sparkle Medium.
2. Mix red, yellow, to create the orange rust. I wasn’t completely happy with the colour so I added a smidge of brown then mixed the paint with Prima Finnabair texture powder. Awesome textured rusty paint which I applied to my wooden base.
3. Attach the stencil with washi tape and apply the crackle medium. Remove the stencil and clean it, leave the paste to dry overnight.
4. I cut a piece of white cotton lace to size and coloured it with silver Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to sge it. I left it to dry then glued onto the panel.
5. I coloured the edge of the rose petals with my silver Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen and left them to dry. I then adhered five roses and six leaves onto the panel over the lace.
6. I die cut three butterflies from snippets of vellum, layered them up adding a little glue in between each one and adhered them to the panel.

Oh so much fun! I now know that I can make my own textured paint, which is a bonus as I don’t think I’d use a pot of rust textured paint often so making a batch as I need it seems the best way to go. I was very surprised with how much the Prima texture powder altered the paint, once it has been added the paint becomes a paste, a really thick paste, the way it changes its viscosity is amazing lol! I think I may be playing more with that texture powder and purchasing another bottle so that I don’t run out lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Dutch Doobadoo A5 Circles stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sara Davies Signature Range Butterfly Lullaby: Flit & Flutter die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
Paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; palette knife

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
MDF plaque
Snippets: vellum
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo acrylic paints: brown; orange; red; yellow
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen: silver
Wild Orchid Crafts: Pale peach mulberry paper roses; rose leaves
Cotton lace
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients: Texture Powder
Viva Decor Brionze Croco Crackling Colour Texture Paste
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue


Lagene said...

Beautiful mixed media project!

Redanne said...

Well, you certainly achieved some beautiful rusty and crusty elements, the colour looks wonderful over the crackle and the roses add such a lovely soft element to the piece, it is beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining in with our Rusty and Crusty challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Sara Barker said...

Rust! Beautiful rust! I am amazed that you made your own rust paint--how clever of you! I think I shall add that Texture powder to my wish list. I love that row of gorgeous blooms! Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie! hugs!

Sara Barker said...

And I'll say thank you, too for joining in the Rusty and Crusty challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Susan Hogan said...

A fabulous piece - well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles and we hope to see you return.

Jane said...

A great piece of upcycling Karen...gorgeous rusty layers. How cool to make your own texture paint..well done you! Thanks so much for joining in with our pimp it up challenge over at Country View Challenges. Enjoy the sunshine xx

Teresa Kline said...

this is precious, luv the fun colors and depth! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a lovely little canvas !
Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Wynn Walton said...

Stunning creation . A great mixed media project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles Wynn DT

Terry said...

HEy there Karin, love what you did with the rust. Love it, thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, hope to see you again on the 6th of May when our new challenge starts, Hugs Terry xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, what an amazing rusty piece, so clever and interesting! Brilliant and thanks so much for adding it to our current challenge at A Vintage Journey!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely rusty background you created on your plaque - a great mix of color and texture! Your lace and roses look lovely layered on top! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creation and thanks for joining in with our circle challenge at That's Crafty! Wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss DT x

frommycraftroom said...

A great project. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.