I don't know why, but I love rust! The colours, patterns, something about it just speaks to me. So when, Finnabair came out with her new Rust Effect Paste set, I was anxious to try it out.
I've had this Blue Fern Studios Grunge Frame Chipboard piece (it measures 11" sq) for a long time, and I've been meaning to use it. I'm so glad I saved it, because it is perfect for this paste set. Since it's raw chipboard, I first applied black gesso on the surface to prepare it. This gives it a nice base when applying any kind of media. I wanted the black, in case I left any spots open when applying my paste.
Rust Effects Paste set is three different colours of paste; brown, orange and yellow. I applied the brown first, let dry and then applied lightly, the orange. I didn't want to completely cover the brown, just highlight areas. After this dried, I did the same for the yellow. I went back and applied some brown and orange over certain areas to tone down the yellow. It's as easy as that!
I had adhered a piece of Prima Vintage Emporium paper to a piece of chipboard, as I wasn't sure how heavy this large frame would be once attached. Before attaching anything, I used the new Tim Holtz Gears Stencil with texture paste in the top right corner. After this had dried, I applied Tim Holtz Vintage Collage Medium (that's what gave it that brown vintage look) and the Tim Holtz Crazing Medium (gives it a subtle crackle/crazing finish).
Once my frame had dried, I attached some Finnabair Rusty Gears and Tin Heart Mechanicals. The brads (Hex Paper Fasteners) are from Tim Holtz.
These mixed media bits actually were done before attaching to my layout. I used my non-stick craft mat and directly applied gel medium, spreading it like the photo above. These are called skins, and can be removed from the craft sheet, once they have dried. The thinner they are, the more difficult to remove in one piece, and the thicker they are, the longer they take to dry. I had been playing around with this a 4 or 5 days before and had just left to dry, so I'm not sure how long they actually took. While wet, I added in my different mediums to colour (paints, sprays) and also Finnabair's new Art Stones. These are light white small stones that can take any medium and are perfect for adding in texture. Don't they look cool when altered? The gold is Ranger's new Wendy Vecchi Buttercup Mica Spray. I was really surprised at how beautiful and vibrant this colour was, could be a new favourite! These mica sprays come in sets of three and there's a set from each Ranger Signature Designer (Tim Holtz, Dina Wakley, Dylusions, and Wendi Vecchi). I can't wait to try the others.
I can't wait to apply this Rust Effects on other embellishments! Thanks for stopping by,