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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Sunday 5 November 2017

Paperartsy Rust!

I'm thrilled to be over on the Paperartsy Blog  to share with you what I created for this months Topic#15...Rust!

For this Project I used Paperartsy/Tracy Scott Set #11 along with; Paperartsy Fresco acrylics, Rusting powder, Distress Inks & oxide inks and rusting paste from Prima, Finnabair Art Extravagence range.

My other little tool was a piece of textured wallpaper to help me build up my layers. I discovered this from one of Seth Apters You Tube videos where he used wall paper to print.

I started off by painting a block of MDF (rescued from hubsters garage) with slate grey Fresco acrylic paint.  I added layers by painting onto the textured wall paper and pressing it onto the block.  If I wanted to add a bigger area, like the large turquoise part in the middle, I painted onto a piece of plain card and pressed it on to break the pattern.

I got to this point and decided to stamp on some of the smaller stamps into the background but then I thought  that the pink was too bright for this project so I repeated with the wallpaper printing using Blood Orange to warm it up and give it a more autumnal feel.  I then repeated background stamping as most of the previous had been covered up.  I also stamped in various places with the wallpaper using versamark, sprinkled with rust powder and sprayed with white vinegar to activate the powder.

Here you can see where the rust powder has given an earthy, speckled effect.

I stamped the butterfly & flowers onto a sheet of card that had been prepared with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides.  I used a sepia ink pad and embossed with clear EP, I repeated with EP so that the butterfly had a little more texture.

I cut a fine metal bracket from my stash in half and fixed both of them to the block along with the butterfly, flowers and circles.

I used the rust pastes around the outside of my project, on the brackets and on selected areas of the flowers and butterfly.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit?

Crafty hugs,


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