This is a creation that started as just a playtime!
I realised one day, while trying to organise more space in my art cupboard, that I haven't used my Distress stains very often...I have about 15 of them, but they just sit there....Time to change that.
I had no ideas at all when I sat down to make this....My only initial plan was to pick out some Distress Stain colours and began to play..
I chose Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. I dabbed some on to a craft mat and flicked it onto white card using a paintbrush. I spritzed with water and then dried with a heat gun, lifting the card to move the diluted stain around. I didn't actually like it at this point...but I figured I may as well see where it goes - so I just began to have some fun, mainly looking to rust effects for inspiration...
I used a layering stencil to add a splatter effect with white acrylic paint.
I stenciled letters around the corners with Decoart Quinacridone Gold
I stamped several text and flourish stamps with Jet Black Archival ink
I stenciled some words using an Andy Skinner stencil....some were double
stenciled to add a layered effect - I used Burnt Umber/Black and Black/Titan Buff
I dabbed around the edges of the card with Quinacridone Gold using a foam pad
I spritzed the card with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage mist in Ancient Copper - Really hard to capture in a photograph but the effect when looking at it in RL is amazing....just a beautiful splatter of rusty brown when viewed straight - but turn it to the side and there is the most gorgeous vintage copper explosion!
I then added bolts to the corners with Decoart Liquid Glass
When dry I covered the bolts and the edges of the card with Decoart Texture Sand paste. I then brushed this with a wash of Decoart Media Paynes Grey acrylic paint. This was then covered with Quinacridone gold and I repeated the layers of grey and Gold until I got the rusted effect I was after...
When brushing the Quinacridone Gold over the rust I swiped some brush
strokes down to add streaks of rust
I added Chit Chat stickers edged with Walnut Stain DI and some embellishments which included an photo-booth picture, salvage stickers number, a key, pen nib and button.
Hope you like it!
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