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Friday, 6 April 2018

Rusty and Crusty for A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends

It is time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey where the lovely Autumn  is our host. Autumn has chosen Rusty and Crusty as her theme - I just love that title!   Here is what Autumn has to say about the challenge:

Many of us love rust and enjoy looking for new ways to get that authentic look of rusty peeling metal.  For this challenge, include some rust in your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project, whether it be the real thing, a faux technique or just a rust colour on your project.

I love rust!  When Seth Apter / Kim Evans brought out the Baked Textures Embossing Powders and I knew that Rust was one of the Textures I was thrilled - another way to produce a rusty result!  Autumn's challenge theme was very timely as, after taking a couple of classes with Seth recently I fell in love with his monoprint technique and I used it to create my rusty background.


In the class we all received a set of stamps and I chose ESA 08 by Seth Apter for Paper Artsy which you can see in the above photo.

 To create the background I used two pieces of watercolour paper and Seth's paints, Mahogony, Buff, Green Patina and Smoked Paprika.  I layered the colours one by one onto the first sheet and pressed the first sheet onto the second. I repeated the steps until I had the background I was happy with.  I was going for a rusty/patina look.
I also used the background stamp, with some of the Mahogany paint to create some further texture on the background.  If you use paint on your stamps make sure you wash the stamp immediately.
I stamped the main image onto plain white card with Black Archival Ink and gave it a good coat of Distress Matte Medium in Vintage, to tone down the white and make it look more vintage.

I used the keyhole stamp onto some watercolour paper, I coloured it with a coat of Mahogany paint, then some embossing ink before applying two coats of Baked Texture - Chunky Rust to get a lovely rusty and crusty look.
I wanted the key element of the design to stand out more so I embossed a key from my stash, using Emerald Creek's Allure Embossing Powder in Oil Rubbed Bronze.  I wrapped it with some Tim Holtz thread to give it some texture.

Overall, seeing it here, I think there is something missing, I may go back and add some rub ons or a bit more stamping..... not sure - the wonders of photography on grey days here in the UK at the moment!

I hope you will join in Autumn's challenge HERE.  You could be in with the chance of being one of our Pinworthies.  Please pop over too, if you have time, to see what my talented team-mates have made, you won't be disappointed!

Thanks so much for your visit, I always appreciate them!

Hugs, Anne xxx


32 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Anne, this is jaw-dropping!! Wow!! The rust is spectacular!! I love the colors and the wrapped key!! It's so stunning!! Every detail is gorgeous!! I love, love this, my friend!! So inspirational!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Wow!! This is awesome Anne!! I looooove the rusty, crusty look you have achieved .. totally brilliant!! Fabulous background, amazing rusty, crusty keyhole and the embossing and wrapping of the key looks fantastic!! Beautiful project!!
    Have a wonderful day! hugs xx

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  3. This is fabulous! Anne. Love how you have used Seth products and monoprint technique. The Chunky Rust BT on the keyhole looks terrific -crusty enough to start flaking on being touched and the wrapped embossed key makes a super feature .
    Off now to catch up on your blog posts - apologies I am later than I hoped to be .
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  4. A fantastic panel Anne - I love the base layers with that gorgeous rusty red oxide look and then the stamps just bring it all to life. I also love the key and keyhole that add the final finishing touches. Great job xxx

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  5. Brilliant Anne! I am still waiting to try those baked textures! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. That background is such a gorgeous base for your stamped image and super crusty & rusty pieces! I love how the keyhole turned out-rusty perfection!

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  7. Love how you have used elements of rust within your project Anne, the embossed keyhole looks so lifelike.. I love the idea of not quiet knowing whether something is finished or not, it gives our creativity food for thought!! Sometimes these projects are just waiting for new things to be discovered.
    Those grey days are really beginning to play on my eyesight and any chance I get I am running outside to try and get a decent shot of anything creative.
    What ever you decide regarding your project Anne, it's perfect whatever.
    Creative Hugs & wishing you a wonderful weekend Tracey xx

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  8. This is amazing Anne, the rust is spectacular! I've just had to go and order some Vintage Medium after seeing your piece. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

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  9. Gorgeous Anne, love your layers of paint and the rust is brilliant. Love the lock and key which are perfect combined with the focal imagery. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy xxx

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  10. Another inspiring project and I love that chunky rusty keyhole - I just want to feel the texture!! Elaine xx

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  11. Rustylicious Anne! It even looks like something Seth himself would create. Fabulously textured. Very grey here most of the day too but I think you can safely leave it just so. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  12. What a great rusty project Anne! love those stamps and the wonderfully rusted key hole - the key looks great wrapped in the threads! Julia xx

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  13. Hi Anne, I am so loving the rusty projects and your interpretation is great. Hope your weekend is happy and full of creativity, Angela xXx

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  14. Oh Anne, I just adore this project!! The monoprint backgrounds look amazing already with just the perfect rusty and patina colour combination, and with the way you finished the project, you have just convinced me I just absolutely "need" that stamp set... The rusty lock looks amazing, you woud never guess it was stamped nitially, and adding the real key to the key in the background was genius!!

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  15. This looks fabulous Anne, I love the rusty crusty look, the texture looks amazing. Seth's new embossing powders are on my shopping list. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  16. this is just amazing Anne, from the background right through to your rusty crusty elements and I don't think you need to add anything to this perfectly perfect project...hugs kath xxx

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  17. You certainly have achieved the rusty crusty look to perfection! Your background is fantastic, the colour mix gives an amazing result and love the added stamping. The rusty lock is awesome, fabulous main image and the real key is soooo cool! Hugs xxx

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  18. The monoprinting works so well to create the look of a rusted patina - perfect! I love that you've "lifted" the wrapped key into three-dimensional reality - it's a brilliant use of that intricate stamp.
    Alison x

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  19. I can just picture you being in your element making this amazing creation, Annie!! You definitely achieved the rusty brief and, wow, you definitely achieved the crusty, too, with that keyhole! I love how the top of the key looks like a face! An owl? Or is that just Hammy being silly? Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  20. Fabulous Anne, love the background treatment with Seth's 'kissing' technique and that Baked Texture rust is the bomb on your keyhole! The bronze embossing on the wrapped key looks fab too. Wonderful creation, thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  21. Stunning Anne. Loving that background but it is that keyhole that is the star. Wow!

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  22. Wonderful background Anne and I love the SA stamps for PA that you used xx The rusty keyhole adds another amazing dimension too x Bet the classes with Seth were amazing !!!


    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

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  23. This is gorgeous Anne - the background is fabulous and i love the stamps. The rusty texture looks amazing! Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to with the felting!!! Big huggles Rachel xx

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  24. Super mono printing Anne - you have perfected this! The background looks amazing. Love how you have used the PA stamps on tops and your wonderful embellishments. Nxx

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  25. If anything is rusty and crusty I think I am!
    Your make is wonderful Anne and I enjoyed reading about how you achieved it.
    Life is rather complicated and challenging right now -- will write!
    Sandy xx

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  26. This looks fun - fab results.
    Toni xx

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  27. I really love the papers you made and the gorgeous stamped collage you ended up with! Such a rusty triumph! You are so lucky to have learned first hand from master! Big hugs, Autumn

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  28. Wonderful project Anne. Your monoprint technique to create the rusty background is amazing! Such a great stamp to use for the main focal piece, and the key you added is fabulous all wrapped up with twine! The rust technique on the keyhole is really outstanding, such texture and so authentic looking! A fantastic entry for Autumn's theme (I agree about her title, so fun!). sending hugs :)

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  29. Anne, I love your rusty and crusty project, from the monoprint background to the oil rubbed bronze key! You chose the perfect stamp set for this, and this is now on my wish list! Love your rusted canvas! Hugs!

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  30. Yummy - love your background and all the embellishments - especially the keyhole Have a lovely day x

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  31. Beautiful piece! The rust effects and design are stunning 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy Weekend! J 😊

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