Thursday, 18 May 2017

Rusty Cogs

I started off with a plastic frame and a sheet of white card! 
My inspiration came from the challenge post  where there is a grungy 3D book cover designed  by Georgie C 

The frame  
I applied matt medium to the front and inner area of the frame. 
Sprinkled on rusting powder and spritzed with white vinegar then it's time to wait for the magic to happen. Once dry it really does look and feel like rust, the vinegar odour does eventually wear off but in the meantime it smells like you have been to the chippy! 
The frame had a thick acetate 'window' which I had put some of the rust around the edges of it but once everything had dried and excess 'rust' rubbed off the acetate was very scratched so I ended up cutting it out. I really wanted to keep it because it's easier to dust! 
For the outer sides of the plastic frame I spread Viva Décor Ferro with a spatula 
It wasn’t the right colour so I applied layers of paint so it blended in with the front of the frame. 
The picture/design 
I gathered together various sizes and depth of die-cut cogs and pipes, assembled them on the thick card then glued them to the card.  
I coiled some wire around a paint brush handle to make springs then poked them through the card and on the other end attached cogs. 
Using air dry clay with an alphabet, cog and pocket watch mould I made embellishments and glued them to the background. 
Now it was time to turn them 'rusty'. Using the Fresco and Artdecor paints I applied many layers till I was happy with the 'rust' effect. It seemed to take a long time because I would do a few layers have a break and then go back to it. Then add more layers if needed. 
A little bit of stamping with brown ink to add texture. 
I highlighted some of the embellishments with Viva Décor gold. 

Materials used; 
PaperArtsy – Rust powder, Fresco paints-Mud splat, green patina, smoked paprika 
DecorArt media acrylics – Quinacridone gold, paynes grey 
Viva Décor - Inka-Gold old gold, Ferro orangegold  
Matt medium  

Challenge entered; 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Not a WEEd

Toilet rolls, potato printing, happy childhood memories. 
Inspiration from the 'Found Objects' challenge blog post 
I gently squash a toilet roll to the shape I wanted. 
Heated the 'stamp magic' then quickly pressed the roll into the stamping foam. 
Brushed paint on the stamping foam then stamped onto the card which I had already painted orchid. Really pleased with the results, I must use the stamp magic more often. 
I then dipped the toilet roll into paint and applied randomly to the background. Using a different colour printed around the edge of the background. 
Using the stencil I applied distress oxide ink then spritzed with water. Which resulted in a very faded flower! 

To make the flowers stand out more I applied the stencil with the flower cut-out and sponged paint through.. 
With the stencil in-situ I applied gloss medium. Waited for that to dry. 
Put a blob of glue in the centres of the flowers and sprinkled on glitter 
With the fresco paint stamped the JOFY flowers to fill in around the main stencilled flowers. 
Stencilled the stems with distress oxide, spritzed with water and results were faded so re-applied the stencil and applied the same ink but didn’t spritz this time. 
Stamped the words using my Tim Holtz stamping platform. I am so rubbish at stamping straight. 
Doodled with a black pen and white pen. 
Mounted onto card painted with fresco paint. 

Materials used; 
PaperArtsy – Fresco paint Orchid, Beach Hut, Spiced Pumpkin.  
Distress Oxides – Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio. 
Cosmic Shimmer Crystal Chips 
Gloss medium.

Challenge entered;