I just love rust! After years of owning lambrettas I'm used to rust.
Inspiration for this piece was from Sue Carrington's post but i went off onto a tangent for what I actually made!
The piece I started with involved stamping onto fabric with Versamark and then sprinkling rust powder over it. BUT I'm not totally happy with my results and i feel it needs a lot of tweaking. Hopefully I can finish it before the challenge ends!
So for this project I recreated rust (hopefully you agree!) on greyboard.
I just kept applying layers of paint (listed below) until I got rust.
Then using distress oxide ink I stamped onto the background and sprinkled with rusting powder then spritzed with vinegar. I used vinegar as I get a better result than if I used just water. I then had to wait for the magic to happen! The house does smell like a chippy! Left it overnight and the next day I did have rust but the stamped images were unrecognisable!
Not to be defeated I stamped around the edges with stencil glue. Initially I was going to use flitterglue by Indigoblu as it's a really strong glue that stays tacky until something is applied/sprinkled on top of it but when I opened the tub it had gone off so the only alternative to hand was stencil glue.
I then sprinkled rusting powder over the glue and it stuck fast. Spritzed with vinegar and left overnight. Success! I have rusty stamped images.
I repeated the rust techniques onto the MDF shaped as a scooter. I know it is a Vespa not a lambretta but I couldn't find MDF lambrettas anywhere.
Finally I stuck the scooter to the background.
PaperArtsy Fresco paints Green Patina,Mud Splat. Stamps ETS02,ESA04
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Payne's Grey, Quinacridone Gold
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Crafty Notions Rusting Powder
Challenge entered; PaperArtsy